Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Zendala Dare 70

This week's mandala template is lovely.  Again.  Another winner, Erin!

I jumped out of the box by not obsessing about completely filling an area with a tangle, allowing negative space to circle around the pen strokes and using the opportunity to add simple shading. 

Remember the lesson on how to make a "bubble" in the middle of a tangle?  (or some refer to it as a "water droplet" or "dew drop")....  Well, the outer orbs and circles on this template is where I made an attempt at that technique. 

▼  Hope someone (Enthusiastic Artist *hint hint*) will do an indepth tutorial on the bubble/dew drop technique, and which tangles enhance the bubble quality vs. tangles to avoid.  I, obviously, don't get it!!  lol



Zendala Dare 70
 
Margaret, the Enthusiastic Artist, is awesome.  She has done wonderful in-depth tutorials on Cadent and Paradox... and other great creative artistic information.  Hope you'll visit her site.
 
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Peace - and happy tangling.
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9 comments:

  1. Like what you did with the outer orbs and the smaller sections next to it. Good way to use the bubble effect. Meers fits well with the organic flowers. Are those the one from Totally Tangled?

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    1. Oh, yes, it could be a design in the TT book.... but it's one of those 'flower forms' that is seen everywhere and seems to fit nicely wherever it is planted. Thank you for commenting.

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  2. Very pretty! I think you did a nice job on the orbs, and I like the touch of color on your pretty flowers.

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  3. BEAUTIFUL! I love the color and the shading; also the flowers are very well done.

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  4. I like the chois of tangles and color! The flowers looks great!

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  5. beautiful!!! Love how you used henna drum!

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  6. What an overall beautiful zendala! Love the flowers, the shading, the geometric checkered tangle contrasting with the more organic ones...nice!

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  7. Very nice! Like your balance of organic and linear, and the touch of colour!

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