Bucky with facets

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While we were having so much fun with Jo Flaherty's technique, I didn't forget other challenges. This week at the Square One Purely Zentangle® facebook group the focus tangle was Bucky, by Zentangle, Inc., deconstructed here

The first thing I like to do when learning a new pattern is to create my own recipe card. (By the way, now my recipe cards are looking so snazzy since I got my plastic templates from Jenny Perruzzi's store!). 

I have to confess I didn't enjoy drawing Bucky at first. However, suddenly, a LIGHT came to me and I thought "this looks a kind of irregular faceted gemstone!" 

Since we are playing with distressed markers at my own Facebook group, I decided to give it a shot, and create Bucky with facets. 

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I like it! I proceeded to create a whole bunch more, some more successful than others: 

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Here are some closeups:

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I used distress ink markers to create the lines, and just barely wet them, very selectively, to keep some of the hatching intact. 

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Finished with gray marker bezels and white gel pen. 

Not entirely realistic, but super fun! 

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