I really wanted to participate in the Duo Color challenge of my Shading Zentangle® Facebook group, but really couldn't spare the time to create two identical drawings this week -- too much to do! So I innovated and went a slightly different route.
Materials: Colored pencils, "wine" fine-liner from copic, gray fine-liner from copic, gray copic markers for shading.
Tangle patterns: Fandango, Heartrope, Lap, Gems and others.
If I had to do my own critique, I'd say that technically it's very interesting -- I especially like the contrast between the foreground elements and the neutral background. I think it quite successful in terms of contrast.
There is something about it that is odd, strange. The curvature of the pink fandango is not quite enough to make it totally asymmetrical, and it's not perfectly symmetrical, so it looks a little off.
Here's the line-art picture, partially shaded:
For the Duo Color challenge, this is what I did: instead of creating two drawings -- one in Black and White and another one using a single color family, I test-shaded the tangles in my recipe cards:
I like to store my stepouts in "recipe cards", which are just regular index cards covered in plastic sleeves, and stored alphabetically.
I used tangles from the Tangle Tuesday ongoing challenge from Jane Eileen's FB group, shaded the step outs in black and white. Here are my final seven tangles for this week:
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