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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Zendala Dare #9

     This was a lot of fun this week!  Who am I kidding?  It is a LOT of fun every week!  The moment I saw this template, I thought of guitar picks.  However, I had no way to use that idea.  But they still remind me of guitar picks.
     For number one, I pulled out my colored pencils.  I want to get better at using them, so I guess the only way is to practice.  I really liked this one until I couldn't get rid of the yellow colored lines - why did I choose that color?  Yuck.  I also wish the pearl in the middle had been a lot different color.  Something more vibrant.  All that said, for numbers 2 and 3, I stuck with that gorgeous color - black.  Simple.  Elegant.  And no chance to botch the mix!
     I wanted to say thank you to LeeAnn for her wonderful tutorial on using colored pencils.  Her work is stunning and I would love for my colors to look half as awesome.  But just as importantly as any knowledge I got about coloring, was what she said about using her cheaper set of RoseArt pencils.  I too would love a set of Prismacolor, but just can't get them right now.  My pencils are a roseart and crayola mix.  I just didn't want to work with those.  However, she has inspired me to work with what I have and not give up.  Thanks, LeeAnn.  Your work is absolutely tops!
     Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!

12 comments:

  1. These are all lovely but my favourite is the coloured one. What a clever use of peanuckle in the third one. I would never have thought of that.

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  2. All are lovely but really enjoy all the delicate lines in the last two

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  3. These are all great but my favourite is the first one. It has a lovely organic feel about it .

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  4. These are all really lovely. I'm trying to learn to work with colors also, but sometimes it's just hard to beat black and white!

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  5. Very lovely, all three! For me, I still prefer the original Zentangle way to work in black/white only. But ........ your colored one is great!

    Annemarie Huijts

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  6. All beautiful! I particularly love the first one, but your fine detail in all is awesome.

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  7. All of your Zendalas are gorgeous but I'm especially taken with the first one.

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  8. cathy - your first tile is my favorite! i think the colors work wonderfully together! beautiful work on all three!

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  9. Cathy, all of these are just beautiful! I love the use of color on the first one!

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  10. Cathy, I am in love with your beautiful tangled lines. They are so amazing!

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  11. Beautiful work on all of them, so detailed! The color on the 1st is gorgeous.

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  12. All three of your Zendalas are excellent. Number 3 must have taken forever! It is so, so intricate with a lot of line work. Looks wonderful and well worth the effort - the complete Zen is just beautiful!

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