Seven pointed star

Note: This is my first pretangle as I’m going to call it! I first entered it a week ago! I made another tonight and added it below.

A friend is moving to Austin and another friend threw her a crafter noon going away party. I saw so many if my cool friends, 60% burner campmates, and got to share my craft with them, meanwhile I got to see so many new ideas!

I gave my first full-sized sketch to the departee, and it was well received.

The thing that I loved the most about this gift was that I was able to work on it from inception to finish before the afternoon was over and deliver the present to her.

The piece was inspired by a friend who is a Buddhist monk and religion teacher. He told me about this shape yesterday, and I had to do something with it. I really love how your brain doesn’t know how to perceive this shape, as it wants to see a six sided star or an 8! There will be more!

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Here is the new drawing on 4/15/13:

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Afterdoodle

Here’s my entry for this week’s Diva Challenge featuring ledezner’s  tuxedo tangle. This pattern really made my noggin hurt as I tried to use it. Sadly, when it comes to intricate patterns like this one, I want to make it perfect, and then bounce around with it, but most of my attempts at doing this tangle just crapped out, or when I was done with the framework of the pattern, I was afraid to embellish it, because I didn’t want to ruin it. 

I went with a simple flourish of the two dot pattern in the circles and nothing in the diamonds. A really creative string created an opportunity to play with vortex and stircles tangles that I’ve wanted to use for some time. I really enjoyed the shading that occured in the vortex, and then I had a blast with the side.

This has been a slammed week for me, and I didn’t get much accomplished in my sketch book. However, I consciously sat down to do this drawing as a meditative practice and, wow, I feel much more relaxed that I was earlier today. Furthermore, I saw one of the “Hansian” structures, as I’ve started to call them, appear on my page again! I haven’t drawn one in a while and I’m looking forward to the next time one of late friend’s doodle styles makes a cameo in my pieces.

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RawR!
-The Mannimal

 

Quadrachromatic Monotangle!

So here’s my Diva Challenge entry!

This is one of my favorite tangle patterns. I found it early and employ it regularly in my designs. I have a feeling it is because of my respect for its inspiration. I love Mucha’s style and my life has been spent with tons if his work around me. Only thing missing from my success

I had a great time drawing this last night and and this morning as I woke up, I didn’t like it at all. No shading at all can make this pattern too much in distinguishable lines for the eyes. Once I added a bit of lead to it for shading, it looked great, but the lack of variance in shape and pattern required I take another element of art into account. Adding color yielded great results.

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This isn’t the first time I’ve mono tangled with Mooka. Here is my first polished Monotangle of Mooka. Probably won’t be my last.

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Here’s a study of the pattern on a notecard:

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And it turned into this:
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Cheers!

The Mannimal

Zendala dare!

So this is this week’s zendala dare over at The Bright Owl. To mix things up, I added some purple into the mix. I haven’t employed color yet, and thought what the heck?

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Also, here is a display of last week and this weeks zendala assignment from my art class students!

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Paradala

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I wanted to work on predicting results with multiple paradoxes, and I also wanted to try my hand at mono tangling and a zendala. This is the result. It took me a long time to actually perfect the pattern as well as start to predict. What I did realize was that you really have to plan ahead when you’re using one tangle throughout a large piece.

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Diva challenge 109 – perspeck

Here is this week’s submission for The Diva’s challenge. I wanted to really out do last week’s post because I really enjoyed the variation I found and that variation sparked a great bit of inspiration for my composition. I’m not sure I succeeded. However, I love this tangle, but instead of immediately taking me straight to some drawing that bends my brain, I found myself diving into learning two point perspective so that I can perfect this tangle. Then end result is below.

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This also appeared on paper:

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So did this:

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And here are some other ideas I had as I played with the tangle:

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Thanks for looking!
-The Mannimal