Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekly Challenge #178 - Duotangle By The Letter

In my blogger profile, I claim "wife" as one of my titles, and the truth is that title is very new for me. Had I taken this challenge four months ago, This newlywed would have used different initials!  I have also promised myself I would use these challenges to try new (to me, at least) patterns and materials. One day you may see a larger format ZIA - what a concept!

I brought home some new toys the other day to use in my Tangles.  They are charcoal and chalk pencils in white, black, charcoal, two shades do sepia and something called chalk red. That's pretty adventurous for me. My thought was to use them on the tan tiles, and I'll include a tile I did last night later in this post. But...I wanted to try something else today for The Diva's Challenge.

My initials are now "AK", so I chose two patterns I haven't used before: Amoeba and Knot Rickz.   I used a black tile with a white Jelly Roll pen and the light sepia, white and red chalk pencils for shading.





I wasn't sure at first if the pencil really added much, but once I started blending the white, the Ameobae started to get a nice little ghostly look.  And then, there are the levitating pillows, which I do like. I attended an opera once by a contemporary composer that left most of the opera goers scratching their heads, and not a few cut out at intermission.  Most of the audience thought the one redeeming feature of the production was the levitating choristers. They were all suspended in the air in harnesses like Peter Pan, just singing away...kind of fun!

So, anyway, here is the other tile using these pencils. It has nothing to do with the challenge, but I like it:


18 comments:

  1. uhuuu, both of them are great. made by an artistic eye, hand and heart....soul or spirit.

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    1. You are so kind! Your comments touched my heart. Namaste.

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  2. Both are beautiful but I love the first one! The red tone is beautiful!

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  3. Both are wonderful! Like your way of colouring!

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    1. Thank you! I do best with a limited neutral palette, so I will be experimenting more with those pencils.

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  4. I LOVE the first one! It looks almost like the glowing jellyfish in the ocean. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I like the glow effect with the pencil shading. I will keep working with those new pencils and maybe share some more.

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  5. Two lovely tiles! I really like your second one best! :)

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    1. Thank you! The second one is more my normal style, even with the new colored pencils. But I had fun doing the black tile and using the unfamiliar patterns.

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  6. Love these two - and your description of the concert! - and particularly like the effect you've got on the first one using colour on the black tile. And congratulations on your new status and your new initial!! Axxx

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  7. Congratulations on your "new initials" and wishing you a lifetime of happiness! I like both of your tiles as each one has a totally different feel, so no favorite. Lovely work!

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  8. Like Jean, no favorite for me, but I do like both of them.

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  9. I love your Challenge Tile. The contrast between the soft organic Ameba against the harder Knot Rickz is so appealing. Love your color shading against the Black. Beautiful work. I also like your second Tile. Terrific color and design. Congratulations on your recent "Wife" status.

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  10. Like how you used the colors and pencils. Your translucent amoeba come out well and provided a nice contrast to Knot Rickz.

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