Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Zentangle's new tangle OoF

Rick and Maria have presented another wonderful new tangle, OoF. You can see how it's done in the Zentangle newsletter here. I had a look at it, loved it, then had other things to do. When I got around to trying it I no longer had the computer screen in front of me, and made a few attempts in my sketchbook. All were quite unsuccessful as OoFs, but I did come up with quite a number of interesting other tangles!!! Here's my sketchbook page:


So I consulted the Zentangle newsletter and had a better look at OoF. I realized that if I oriented the little squares as diamonds it would work . Then I was away. Here's my first tile, with OoF in the top left and bottom right. I had trouble always getting the arcs to connect to the correct side of the little square, and botched a few by overshooting. That's the inspiration for the curvy fills in the lower right: trying to incorporate a few stray lines. I quite like it!

Tangles: OOF, Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Seljuk and unidentified

Here's tile number two. There are two variations on OoF in the "pendant".

Tangles: OOF, Beadlines, Hibred, Lotus Pods

15 comments:

  1. Oh! These are both beautiful, but the second ZT really talks to me.

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  2. WOW, I love your new takes on Oof. Especially that one you goofed up on.....so Zentangly....aren't mistakes wonderful inspirations......love it.......M

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  3. Very cool. I love your variations!

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  4. What shooting fireworks! I love your sketch explorations ("move hope"? my fave). It's wonderful how you incorporated stray "mistakes" into lovely art. Great Oofs.

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  5. Margaret, you have really explored the possibilities of "oof". I love some of the tangleations that you have created. Makes one want to grab their pen and start playing.

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  6. Wow, you did an amazing job on both!

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  7. Like what you did with both tiles. It appears that this new tangle has so many possibilities! Fun!

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  8. Such stylish Oofs, your pendant would be glamorous to wear at the next royal wedding!

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  9. Oh, I Love it! Thanks for sharing your variations, too. Your notebook looks nifty. I'll have to study it bit.

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  10. Very interesting tangles in your sketch book. And your OoF tiles are great! I love all the variations. Such nice work.

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  11. I love the one at the bottom that says "interesting" above it. It really is pretty interesting!

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  12. Thanks everyone. I hope to develop a few of the pattens on the sketchbook page.
    Diana, "move hope" is actually "more nope" :-) I said "nope" to the one above, and then didn't like the one below either, but just the left side. The right side of that is, indeed, interesting! I'm not sure the circles would show up as well all the time though.

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