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

Mannimal Mask #1

So, I couldn’t just live with the purple zendala as my Thinking Out of the Box concept.

I’ve been a mask maker now for several years, I first learned how to make masks when I decided I would make my own so I could hide amongst the weirdness at Oregon Country Fair four years ago. I love costuming, and I thought this would be a fun project. And boy did it! Now I have a collection of masks that I’ve made for myself and my partner as well as headwraps and other small minutiae. A few days ago, I thought about throwing some tangles on my masks and then I remembered I had a precut mask that only needed shaping. I quickly through some designs on but I made a horrible mistake and I put it aside. So now, after my earlier post on iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com weekly challenge, I felt I should really take the time to pull the mask back out and try again. I’m still not terribly pleased with the entry, and might do a little leather working and put a better mask up on this post before Saturday Night, but hey, here’s what I’ve got so far!

First chance to try tangles on a mask. I plan on making more of them.

First chance to try tangles on a mask. I plan on making more of them.

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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