Tangles:: Stripes, Hibred, Rick’s Paradox, Bilt

It’s time for this week’s Zendala Dare hosted by Erin at The Bright Owl.  .  For information on how to play, download the templates, and to see all the gorgeous eye candy submitted go here .

The challenge for me on the one shown at left was to use all tangles that used parallel or straight lines to practice “line work”. I used a Stripes variation, Rick’s Paradox, Baton, Bilt, and Hibred.  I often try to include at least one tangle I’ve never drawn before and that was Bilt.  A simple, easy to draw tangle that has a kind of deceptively complicated look when it’s finished.  It’s a new favorite for me. I used  pigment ink pens in black and green.   Shading was done with graphite and a prismacolor pencil.

The second one, shown below, I actually did first, so it took much longer. Tangles used: Groovy, Ennies, an Opus variation, Sanibelle, and then the big booboo.  The plan was to draw Cadent.  After drawing one of them (at the top) which was correct, I somehow reversed my S-curves and ended up with something else, I think it’s a cross between Cadent and Kuzek.  That was my last tangle, on the piece, so I couldn’t bear to toss it and start over.  For fun, I copied it, shaded one with graphite, and colored the second one with prismacolor pencils.  The tile is is approximately 6″ square.

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Until next time, let’s tangle!