Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tangled Thursday - Playing with Arukas

 When I first saw the tangle Arukas back in the fall, I could see the potential for lots of fun.  Life didn't allow time for much tangling and it sort of drifted to the side.  I still wanted to get back to try it so I issued
a challenge to my tangling friends.  Use Arukas any way you want, though draw it out on it's own first.

Here's my first attempt.

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 TanglePatterns
 Next up, mulitiple Arukas. I started with a simple thread with 4 areas and drew Arukas in each staying within the thread.  In the upper left,  as I was filling in, I ended up with an open space and decided to fill that with a smaller Arukas.  I need to shade that one a bit more so it recedes further.
In this case, I didn't start with a thread.  I drew the 4 centre circles and lightly numbered them with a pencil.  Number 1 is in the upper left.  I draw all 5 of it's rays radiating out past all the other circles.  Number 2 in the upper right, also drew all it's rays out fully, breaking the lines when they passed below the existing lines from one.  For the next 2 circles, some rays I extended and others I stopped when they reached another ray.  I used only brown marker for number 1 and both brown and pink for the others.    Needs more shading to better show depth.

I hope that you have played with Arukas.  Mister Linky is waiting below for your link to your current Zentangle related post, or your Arukas post.


Marie said...

Really nice work, Heather. I hadn't thought of doing a string and then doing the pattern. I really like the effect!! Nice use of colour in the last one.

By the way, I like your shading. It's subtle, but nice.

Have a great week.

dianeclancy said...

These are a lot of fun, Heather!! This is the 3rd time in a couple of weeks I have used this - so getting more confident :)

~ Diane Clancy