The DIVA challenge #353 this week is to create a zendala using a heart string. I love doing zendala's and its been a long time since I created my own string for one. I used a regular size tile and started with 4 hearts in the middle, then just kept adding hearts around and around in pencil.
Then I traced my template in ink and filled in some of the areas in black ink. Feel free to copy and use this hand drawn template if you wish.
Then I tangled. I like to only use 2-3 tangle patterns on a zendala to give them more of a symmetrical look. In this case I stuck to some oldies...Printemps, Crescent Moon, and Florz. Here is my tile pre-shading and highlighting.
The finished tile with shading and highlights. I enjoyed this challenge!