Watercolor Tangling

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I started this picture after reviewing the 48 color Koi Watercolor set I received from Sakura. I started by just experimenting with the watercolors over a tile very intuitively, and after dry, I used the watercolors as a string to "discover" shapes to be tangled. I don't always work this way, but the few times I have, the results are very interesting and unusual: 

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Here is an enlargement of the beginning of the tile. Notice how i added the watercolors in very irregular, experimental ways:

 Drawing Zentangle® • enioken.com

After tangling a bit with brown pen, I used the watercolors, a gray copic marker and white gel pens (experimenting with the new widths from Sakura) to add shading and highlights. 

 Learn to create Zentangle® • enioken.com

Here is the final picture! I'm really happy with this one, it has a sort of magical quality that I enjoyed very much. The only tangles I can safely recognize are Baton (Carole Ohl), Connector (Suzanne McNeil), Mooka3D and Betweed created as a blossom (Zentangle). The rest is just a series of ribbons wrapping everything. I guess it could be considered Zentwining? (Zentwining is a tangle enhancer by Lynn Mead). This was such an intuitive picture, it's hard to say. 

 Learn how to create beautiful Zentangle® • enioken.com

Here's another point of view:

 Drawing Zentangle® • enioken.com

Many thanks again to Sakura for sending me this beautiful set! As I mentioned before, I only create blog reviews of materials that I really enjoy. 

If you liked this picture and would like me to make a lesson on this Watercolor Tangling process, then send me a quick note to let me know!

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