Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pink ribbons

Tangles: Black Pearlz, Pearlz, Wud (with ribbons variation)
The Diva's challenge this week is to use pink, in honor of her grandmother and everyone who's dealt with breast cancer. October is breast cancer awareness month.

I used a two-pencil string to get the main ribbon. (You can search the Labels in the sidebar for more posts about two-pencil strings.) I wanted a very pink ribbony look for the whole thing so I began with a pink wash over the entire paper, then pink, black and white ink, and shading in pink.

25 comments:

  1. Ooooooooo.... super pink! Love it. I like the shine you put in the Diva Dance. Your shading is fantastic. Note to self: Buy some raspberry sorbet for this weekend... :)

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  2. This is a gorgeous tile. Love the richness of the pink and the two pencil string is fantastic.

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  3. Great composition. Love how beautiful Wud looks in this tile.
    Last week I discovered this tangle and I love it !
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Astoundingly beautiful Margaret! May I ask you what pink ink pens you used?

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    1. I used the pink micron, 01 size. I think it looks richer because of the pink wash underneath. In a few places I added red or brown micron for some deeper shadows (ends of small ribbons, dark sides of pearls).

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  5. It's a lovely tile! Love the bright pink!

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  6. Very cool - I could stare at this for a long time to appreciate all the details! Love the background tangle!

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  7. very nice, the pink looks so strong and confident.

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  8. Stunning, and quite surprising too.

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  9. Like Sue, I stared at this zendala for a while and it became more beautiful all the time.

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  10. now that is pink! - very nice art - I love the ribbons

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  11. Wow, Margaret. Such a beautiful Tile. This is the result of many years of deep study and practice. So well done. Awesome design, and your line work is to aspire to. Love the colors used and the double reflection in the Red Pearls. You put your colors and shading effects in just all the right places. A pure delight this Tile is.

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  12. This really pops. Love the color that you achieved. Love the flow. Just seems to never end.

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  13. This is tremendous, I love how bright it is, and yet I must say, it reminds me of spooky grimacing monsters glaring out from between the bedsheets or something. It startled me, and then made me laugh, and I looked at it for a long time! Well done.

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    1. Haha! It's amazing what our mind can invent in order to make sense of something, isn't it?

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  14. The colors and shading are beautiful in this piece. As always your designs are inspirational. This is a vision of pinkieness. Have a brilliant day! c

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  15. This is amazing. I don't know what to say - I just want to be you when I grow up.

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  16. What a delight to discover this tile. Thank you for sharing,

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  17. This is absolutely gorgeous Margaret! Everything is so precisely drawn and shaded, truly an exceptional piece of work. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Wow, this is striking. The pink looks great, the ribbon is beautiful.

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