I have been very intimidated to draw a Zendala, which is a play on words to describe a Zentangled Mandala. A couple of weeks back I decided I would make it a weekly exercise to draw a Zendala. It was suggested by a few that I join the Zendala Dare at Bright Owl blogspot.
So here I am jumping on at #81. When I first looked at the template I would have never thought to go organic but, I am pleased with the result.
One of our lovely Certified Zentangle Teacher's (CZT) has come up with a way to keep us busy from now until February. Many of us have jumped on board the crazy train and decided that we will produce 53 cards which measure 2.5" x 3.5". Some even crazier CZT's are producing two sets. We will all send our cards to one person who will then sort through them and send each one of us back a deck of cards from 52 different CZT's. I have managed to finish 18 cards so far and here they are. Some with color, others not. I may have to come back to some and add a little color or shading in the future.
What a fun and different challenge this week. See the Diva's post to see where the challenge came from. I was excited to try out the new tan tiles so I used one for this challenge. Bugs have always fascinated me, beetles especially, with all their armor and strength. Who knows who will inherit the earth!
Tan tile, Florz, Amaze, Nipa, Brown and Black pigma microns and shading with pencil and white Charcoal pencil
I used an image of a Stag Beetle from http://static.abcteach.com/content_preview/c/cp_stag_beetle_p.png.
This weeks Challenge come from Caren Mlot as we are to use her new tangle Cruze. You can see her step outs HERE.
I took this tangle for a ride before I started and didn't seem to get the hang of it, so I just went to my tile and started drawing. This actually came out rather nice, I thought. Sometimes you just have to dive in and see what happens.
And speaking of jumping in, as I promised myself last week I would complete a Zendala a week to get over my being uncomfortable with them. Zandala for this week:
Black Pearlz, Fife, Bubbles, Pre-Strung Zendala tile.