Wednesday, 17 October 2012

MCC All About Zentangle - Wk 3 Colour

Links: MCC (My Creative Classroom)Marie Browning

Black & white is the traditional format for a Zentangle tile & I certainly find it to be the format in which tangling can be carried out anywhere with a minimum of supplies. I also found that once colour is introduced the whole process becomes much more involved with the need to think about whether colours work with one another or not. There is also the added complication of whether various media are compatible with each oher - after a couple of tiles with black smudgy messes I discovered that the Letraset Fine Line Drawing Pen (Waterproof Non Fading Pigment Ink) bleeds when used in conjunction with the Tombow Blender Pen whereas the Sakura Pigma Micron (Archival Pigment Ink waterproof & fade proof) does not providing one allows it a few minutes to dry.

The whole ethos of Zentangle is one of lessening stress & I certainly find that there is a terrific freedom in not having to consider colouring aspects. However, the delight I have had in colour ever since I can remember remains unchanged. Understanding different media & colour theory still fascinates me & I've been amazed by the variety of techniques incorporating colour with tangling that Marie introduced us to. 

Tombow Markers Splash Background
tangles: ??, Fescu, Floo, Flux, Fractal Tree, Ixorus (tangleation), Knightsbridge, Warped Eggs
neutral colour scheme on Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper
tangled using Pigma Micron Pens 01 & 05 with White Pentel Hybrid Gel Pen highlights

Tombow Markers Salty Splash Background
tangles: Barberpole, Gust, Tipple
monochrome colours 
on Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper
tangled using Blue Sakura Moonlight Gel Pen & White Pentel Hybrid Gel Pen

Tombow Markers Indirect Blending
(direct to paper used for central apricot section)
tangles: Astro, Barberpole, Fur Balls, Knightsbridge, Meer, Starbarz
analogous colours on Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper

Impress Technique
tangles: Hollibaugh, Screen, Umble
monochrome colour scheme (Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils) on W H Smith 220gsm White Card


Sally H said...

All of these are stunning Paula, but as a self confessed tree addict I absolutely have to say the first is my favourite! Subtle but perfect colouring, and are those stinkhorns beneath the branches?!

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Paula these are fabulous

I probably won't make it to chat this evening as Ruth is due home at 7:30 for an overnight stay before flying back to the island tomorrow early

Take care

brenda said...

You really have mastered the art of Zentangle Paula, each one is inspirational and its own way, but like Sal I have to go with the first one.

Like her I'm a tree addict but I just like the whole feel of it, don't ask me why but it makes me think of harvest festival.

B x

GinaA said...

A great set of tiles Paula, fascinated by the impress technique . Your first tile with the tree is outstanding . Love your choice of tangles and the background colour is superb.

xxxtglxxx said...

Well these all look so different - its quite surprising how they lose some of the seriousness when you inject some colour. They also seem to look less complex to me, but I have no idea why! :D

The blue tile could actually be a bathroom tile, it looks lovely!

I must admit to liking the black and white designs a little more, but then I am more serious! ;)



Paper Creations by Shirley said...

These are beautiful Paula ! I especially love the top one, but they all wonderful. Great work with the Zentangles ! Happy Weekend, Shirley

Cathy A said...

Each one looks so different,your tips on pens to use to avoid bleeding are very helpful, the splash first one with white pen accents really catches my eye.