The Bright Owl was #100. I enjoyed that so much I thought it might be nice and go back to the beginning with #1. And then trying to keep current with #101 would be nice too (she has since added several more; oh well, so I won't keep current after all). I traced the Zendalas onto my watercolor paper in my journal and then added Erin's templates. At the time I was preparing for a Zendala class using a red micron, so in addition to the black micron I added red. And I was playing around with the red by scribbling some out on a craft sheet (you could also scribble it on glass) and using a wet watercolor brush added the color to my tangle. Why was I surprised when it came out pink? I showed my husband and he asked me what I was expecting? Oh, maybe a more translucent red, after all I didn't add white! He said, you got it! The white from the paper is showing through!
I also enjoyed learning a new-to-me tangle, Boss by Margaret Bremner. Yes, it's representational, but I really got into the zone drawing and adding sparkle to all those black lines. This one isn't on tanglepatterns YET, so check it out here.
I think my favorite section of the Zendalas is this Maryhill center surrounded by Trimonds.
simplicity break. But of course I had to come back to these and shade. In addition to graphite and the metallic I also used some FaberCastell Polychromos.
So after I finished, (am I really finished? Maybe I need a color wash surrounding the Zendalas?) I decided some more simplicity was in order, so here is my Maryhill with Tipple border Zendala.
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