Today let's take a trip down another tangle rabbit hole. This time it's Zentangle's tangle Strircles, a combination of stripes and circles.
I tend to think of the circles as relatively evenly spaced, but why not cluster them in one area and draw them sparsely in another? The tile below was stained with a hibiscus teabag first. I wanted white stripes at the outer edges to enhance the fade-out look, and I added Beadlines to the outer lines for a little interest.
Or, how about double circles? A Cheerios version. 😁
Of course, scale always makes a difference. Try drawing Strircles much larger, then add interest to the dark half-circles or stripes, or both.
But what about Oopses?!? I find it remarkably easy to accidentally fill the 'wrong' space. Opportunity knocks! I often opt for a gray tone of thin pen lines. As with any Oops, do it again a few times and it looks intentional. 😉
|Tangles: Ayame, Beadlines, Black Pearlz, Pearlz, Strircles|
I had done a blind contour drawing of my glasses sitting on my desk, and that's what I used for this next tile. Lots of oops possibilities here because the lines and circles did not meet in a regular fashion.
We had bought some brie cheese and I noticed that the bottom of the container was made of very thin wood. Respecting some stripes in the wood, I drew several lines with a clear Glaze pen, stained parts of it with diluted ink, then tangled on it. I used Sakura's Moonlight pens as they are nicely opaque, although I had to do two or three layers because the wood is quite porous.
Have fun exploring Strircles!