Combining two challenges in one: Joki (Kim Aarts) is the tangle of the week at the Shading Zentangle facebook group, and distressed tiles -- a month long challenge on how to create these colorful babies.
I'm really happy with this one! It started on a distressed tile that was rather light, so I didn't expect much of it. Here is the partial line-art:
Here is the final art -- the full case-study will be shown on my in progress Tangling over Distressed Tiles ebook.
The tangles used were: Marasu (Zentangle), Drupe (Zentangle), Joki (Kim Aarts), Zanholli (Sandra Strait). Here is a close-up for you to inspect:
And another shot:
And another close-up:
What about the very LARGE empty area on the right side? I'm glad you asked. I was toying with an idea today and want to share it with you. I might add it to the large empty section on the right of this tile, if I'm brave enough.
I tested it on this tile below, and I liked the results:
Especially when the string art is made with GOLD thread.... Super cool....
I'll keep you posted if it works out.
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