Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art
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Friday, May 24, 2013

Challenge #119 Ebony & Ivory

This week the DIVA has us doing a tile with equal parts black and white (ebony & ivory).  When the challenge came out, I knew I wouldn't be able to get to it until later in the week due to appts, etc.  So, as the week went on I thought about how I was going to do this challenge....use tangles that had a nice balance of black and white, or use both a black and white pen.  I will admit, I am not crazy about how my work with the white gelly roll pens looks on the black tiles, but it has been awhile so I thought it was time to try again.  I even broke out a new pen to see if that would help!  I remembered Maria's words of wisdom...use a lighter touch then with the Micron's, or just tickle the paper.  It's true the pens work better when you do that, but that technique can be hard to get down for the heavy handed, like me.  I will have the opportunity to try this more, since I just got my new Black Zendala set in the mail yesterday!  Here is my contribution for this challenge:


I started by drawing some overlapping circles on my tile, and then filled in opposite shapes in black.  Then I used a Micron for the white area's and a white gelly roll pen on the black area's, and added a string of white and black pearls around it with some beadlines.  I shaded with a gray Fabrico dual tip marker. 


I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and safe travels if you are going out of town.  My husband and I are babysitting our "grand-dog" while my daughter and her fiancé go to Nebraska for a HS graduation of his sister's.  Nate is a one year old Basset Hound....don't you just love those ears!




12 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Sue, I love using the b/w geometric as your basic structure. Lovely work.
    Nate is a real cutey pie, I see he's standing in first position! What a "Kulchard" puppy! (on "porpoise" misspell!)

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  2. Like the symmetry that you created. Nice job with the gel pens. A light touch is difficult to maintain sometimes when doing long strokes.

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  3. I think you did a great job with this challenge.
    It's so difficult to work with a gelly roll on black.
    I love your tile, fantastic composition.

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  4. Love you tile Sue! Tremendous amount of time and the detail is wonderful.
    Love Nate!

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  5. I love your finished tile, and the method you used to start it. I think I might just steal that idea!

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  6. Both tiles look fantastic. #1 certainly does have a fine balance of color and strokes... and #2 is bold and crisp. I keep going back to #2... it's mesmerizing.

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  7. I loved seeing how you did your start with the sort of knightsbridge circles! Wonderfully done - great balance and great choice of tangles. Nate looks like a wonderful dog!

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  8. Very beautiful! I like Your tangles :-)

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  9. You did a wonderful job on this challenge. I love your composition, with the overlapping circles. It's very clever, and one nobody else thought of.

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  10. Both your tiles are beautiful, I love all the mirror images in the first one. Great choise of tangles there.
    What I love of dogs with those long ears (my last dog was a Landseer) is when they drink and after that shake their head :-)

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  11. Really beautiful work. There's such a nice balance. You did well with the white pen. I always find it to be a challenge.

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  12. Oh Sue!, I love, love, love, love, love your tiles! The first one is so striking in its beauty, and the second one is clean, crisp, and bold!

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