Thursday, 10 July 2014

Tangled Thursday - Making use of Negative Space

This week's challenge was from Marie at Daisy's Book Journal, to use negative space. Please drop by Marie's blog this week and leave her a message of encouragement.  The river behind her house is flooding and it's expected to be bad.  It flooded two years ago and that was supposed to have been a 300 year storm.  This could easily be worse.

 I started by drawing a five point star and then tangling around it.  At first I was going to let the tangles define the edges of the star, but then realised that wouldn't work because I started with Questing, which is a very open tangle.  After adding dots along the sides of the star I felt much better about it's visibility.  Additional tangles used: Hair, Firecracker, Fog Horn and Traffic.  This is my first time using pink and I find I love the combination of it with black.  I'll be using this one a lot more.  Shading is important in this tile.  The pink section of Hair was very boring, then I lightly shaded in some folds and it's much better.

Welcome to Tangled Thursday.  A few of my local and online friends have joined me in an occasional Zentangle challenge.  We'll take turns choosing a theme  and them post our drawings in about 2 weeks time.  All are welcome to join in the fun.  If you are new to Zentangles, then visit the website for a complete explanation and all sorts of online resources.  I'm also a big fan of
 Our previous challenge was from Elaine to use String 109.  I finally have some photos to share.  This was a fun colour pen to use.  Tangles used: Hypnotic, Angel Fish, Zedbra, Bunzo, Fence, Banner and Echoist.
This same string looks totally different on this tile.  Tangles used: Citrus, Knightsbridge, Cadent, Cartz, Paradox and Keeko.

Have you been tangling with negative space this week.  Mister Linky is waiting below for a link to your post.  Any current post is welcome as well as links to earlier posts that show negative space.


Marie said...

Heather, thanks for your words of encouragement. It means a lot to me.

Your tiles look amazing. Great use of colour and shading. I especially love that you used all new-to-me patterns in the first one and lots of new-to-me ones in the other two. Very nice.

You've provided me with tons of inspiration when I get back to drawing.

Have a great week.

dianeclancy said...

These are wonderful!! I still need to do mine - I hope that is ok ... on overload. And of course, Marie, Good luck!!!

dianeclancy said...

Yours is so pretty, Heather!! And I love the pink! At last I am done with mine!! YAY

Your String 109 challenges are very cool - I don't know many of those tangles so I need to go figure out which is which. Very lovely!!

~ Diane Clancy

Unknown said...

Heather, do you have any idea who created the tangle "Citrus" that you have used here? It's one of my favorites but I cannot find any one to give credit to.

Heather said...

Hi Devin,
I found Citrus in Zentangle 7: Inspiring Circles, Zendalas @ Shapes by Suzanne McNeill