Monday, February 23, 2015

Diva Challenge #206 - Tools/Trade

I've actually tangled with a goodly amount of things...mostly because I constantly lose writing utensils at school, and therefore at any given time will have the weirdest mix of highlighters, gel pens, ballpoints, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and the occasional brush pen (seriously). And of course, I'm a bad teenager and I tangle in all my classes. I swear, I do all my work, don't tell anyone >.<

I decided to not go to the trouble of finding the bottles of acrylic paint that aren't ruined (they're at least 8 years old), taking out the palette, choosing a brush, actually trying to paint something Zen and failing miserably at making something that doesn't just look like a blob, getting frustrated, and then having to wash everything before I put it away. Markers to the rescue (also really old, probably around 3 years?) ^_^

Tangles used: Leaflet, Mysteria (?), Bronx Cheer, Mooka, Worms, Flux, Opus, Paradox, Florz, Fescu, Tipple, Purk, Crescent Moon
I'm not sure if it's just because I went in with really low expectations, but I actually really, really like this. Also, sorry about the camera angles, I'm too lazy to scan things (and I don't know how) and I'm a really bad photographer.

Also, this is part of a kind of personal challenge for me - I'm trying to work through all the Strings on The above ZIA uses #3, and this Zentangle below uses #1. #2 is still a work in progress.
Tangles used: Knightsbridge, Tipple, Opus, Mooka, Chuchu
Whew, that was a really long post. I'm gonna get off the computer now ^_^

P.S. I'm adding myself to the increasingly long list of people making weekly tangle challenges! Check out "Tangleation Vocation" here.


  1. Very nice work, Daniel. I like the color combinations on the first piece and the second has a lot of interesting things happening. Good job!

  2. Nice work Daniel! I understand about having the random assortment of drawing tools. I end up that way too. Fun personal challenge of working through the strings.

  3. Daniel, I love your challenge piece. The colors make it have a dreamy effect for me. Nicely done!