Hamsix on Purple

Purple and gold: what could be more deliciously regal? Mixed with the wonderfully dimensional Hamsix tangle, deconstructed by Alena Light here, this was so much fun!

 Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

Ok, this was more than just fun -- it was also an experiment. I was keen on using blue and purple pens, but I was a little worried because I don't have a set of purple/blue markers to use for the shading. Here is the line art:

 Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

At first I tried to shade with my almost never used Derwent Inktense pencils. However, after 40 minutes patiently brushing with a water brush, I couldn't get the depth and boldness I wanted, as you can see here:

 Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

I think it's lovely, but not bold enough. So I took out my faithful Prismacolor pencils and shaded the hamsix as boldly as I wanted to:

 Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

Believe it or not, the background was colored in with a Sharpie, with Gold Gel pen printemps. That required some patience too!

Here is another view:

 Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to shade Zentangle® • enioken.com

Tangles: Hamsix, Ruutz and Printemps.  

Blue and purple ink, Inktense pencils, Prismacolor pencils, Gold metallic gel pen and purple sharpie pen. 

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