Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Walking the Line

The Diva's 14th (!) weekly challenge is to create a Zentangle tile using only straight lines. There are plenty of tangles that use only straight lines, but we could also try straightening out some tangles that are normally curvy.  I did straight-line strings too.

I find, with these challenges, that if I do two or three (or four...) I get a better handle on the concept. I wasn't very happy with my first attempt, even though I used Drupe and it had a circular feel. Here are my more successful attempts: numbers two and three.

Tangles: Cubine variant, Dex, Hibred, Yincut

Tangles: Cubine and variants, Dex, Ixorus, Munchin, Rick's Paradox, Yabbut


I'd also like to introduce a new tangle: YABBUT. You can see it in the lower left of the second tile. How-to and why 'Yabbut' in the next post. Stay tuned.

14 comments:

  1. These are both stunning!! I would love to see the first one to see what you think is not successful. I would guess it would be a safe bet that it is equally stunning. You know what they say, we are our own worst critic.

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  2. For those interested, the first straight line tile is shown as an example of Yabbut on the Yabbut how-to post. :-)

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  3. Both are great, but I'm with you - I like the second one better too.

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  4. move over, mr. escher :)

    gorgeous

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  5. These are both great. I really like Yabbut....fun name too!

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  6. i love them both! i only did one so far, but i'm itching to do another. :)

    i also want to see what you think didn't work out. i have done things that i thought were outright ugly, but i've gotten really good feedback about them.

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  7. I love it all, you've really got a great handle on straight line composition.

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  8. Perspective and effects are 'out of town' you are a star!

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  9. Your designs are great! Love the geometrics. Fabulous.

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  10. Off the charts brilliant, Margaret!! (Quietly hanging up my pens now. [smile])

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  11. Wonderful work, Margaret! They look like they could be modern art sculptures in a city somewhere.

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  12. really beautiful! i love how you create depth in the last one.Your line are so straight ,I think i must draw hundred more tiles before i come even near this.
    jeannine

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  13. I didn't post the 'unsuccessful' tile here, just the 2nd and 3rd, both of which I quite like. :-)

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