Friday, February 25, 2011

Taming Tangles with Colour

 Adding colour is something that I love to do.  It gives those tangles more dimension, a playful feel if you will.

I started with "J"
Then came R ... I love how my pattern "Swirly Blossom" looks coloured in with the background of  "Printemps", add in a few "Zingers", "Nouveau", "Tadpegs" and it is done.  Then I thought about just using colour to do the tangles ... so A appeared from the end of my pencils. I used "Tadpegs", "Fern", "Nerfy", "Finery", "Verdigogh" and "Sedgling".  A mix of my own patterns and the official Zentangle patterns.

In these three drawings I have used  Black 005 and 01 Pigma pens, Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and Prismacolor Pencils.  I am still a bit miffed that my box of Prismacolor Pencils have lots of broken lead in them - this is the second box - I figure the postage process must not be very good for them!

Then an "R" with both graphite and colour shading.  I have also used a Black 01 Pigma pen and a pale grey Staedtler Triplus Fineliner with a touch of Blue Prismacolour pencil.

I do love the colour, but I like the simplicity of B&W tangles. 

Happy Tangling everyone ... have a nice weekend ... Jane x

3 comments:

  1. Such beautiful, beautiful work.

    I have a set of both regular and water-soluble Prismacolors, and have had mucho problems with broken leads. I've always got them in the store, and the leads continued to break as I use them. Some people swear by them, but I'll never buy them again.

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  2. love your tangles Jane...sooo delicate looking...no doubt about ya...you is one clever little chickie...

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  3. Hi Jane! The touch of color is really, really, pretty - I like the subtleness of the blue in the tangles behind the R.
    Patty CZT - 4

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