The saga continues: exploring ways to shade convincingly over a black Zentangle® tile without making it look like a photo negative. After a few previous experiments (See Glow on the Dark Part 1 and Part 2), I managed to produce a really neat metallic glowing effect. However, while I had good success on individual elements, I wasn't quite thrilled with my first full tile experiment using Yew-Dee. Would it be possible to get good results on a tile full of tangle patterns?
After more than 2 hours -- yes, it took me that long -- this is what came out:
Boy, this is a TIME CONSUMING technique! I used two different types of white gel pens, General's charcoal pencil and dark gray marker over 3.5" Zentangle black tile.
Here is the line-art for comparison:
I think this is the beginning of a wonderful relationship with black tiles. I still have to fine tune the technique, but I have one pack and half of black tiles, so hang in there for more coming soon!
UPDATE June 20, 2016: I changed the name of this technique to "Glow ON the dark", because I feel it makes a difference between the traditional "Glow in the dark" stickers.
Update June 24, 2016: The ebook is here! Also called "the missing link" in Shading Zentangle: http://enioken.com/3dtangle/glowonthedark
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