Zentangle: Several More Zentangles

I have the results of several challenges to share with you, but, before we get started, I want to explain a few things. First, all of these drawings were drawn in Inkscape, and all of the effects such as colors, shadows, bevels, and overlays were added using a very old version (version 3) of Photoshop.  Photoshop defines a pattern as a repeating image. You can use an image of anything — paper, wood, or a drawing — as a basis for your pattern. In several of the images displayed here, I used a pattern overlay to create the background.

Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #207

I wanted to see if I could actually finish someone else's tile. So, I drew this as much like the original as I could.

Zentangle: Ribbons and Flowers

Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #206

I love this silly little picture. I had a hard time with this challenge. There were two failed attempts, and I was actually going to go with one of them, when I started doodling and came up with this.

zentangle fish

Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #200 & 202

I particularly like this background. It is a standard pattern that came with Photoshop. I added a gradient overlay to the drawing. I like the result. It makes the drawing look, almost, as if it was drawn in ink.


I am the Diva Challenge #355

This challenge uses the pattern Verve. It reminded me of the pattern Stripping and challenge #336. So I approached it the same way; except, instead of using a white background, I used a patterned overlay.


I am the Diva Challenge #354

To me,  this looks like a wall of ceramic tiles.

Zentangle tiles



Post Script:

Looks like I got the tangle wrong.  I started out doing it correctly — I think, but I kept changing things around until I ended up with something that is either totally off, or is what some people would call a "variation."

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Several Zentangles

This post is in response to several, I am the Diva, Zentangle challenges. It's a catch-up submission, as it includes challenges from previous weeks that were never submitted. I will start with the most recent challenge and work backwards.

353: Heart Zendala

I don't have much to say about this one; except, it was fun to draw.


352: String Theory-Nested Hearts

When I drew this, I just felt like drawing flowers.


351: Heart of a Champion

This combines a tribute to the Olympics and  a tribute to Valentines Day. I thought it was a brilliant idea. I did not change Laura Harms' (The Diva) basic design at all because I liked it so much.


349: Rumpus

I did two of these. After I did the first one, I wanted to see it with orbs.

Zentangle Rumpus

Zentangle Rumpus

347: String Theory-Traced Objects

This, in my opinion, was another brilliant idea. The instruction: trace the objects. I will definitely use this idea again.

Zentangle Keys

346: Duo Tangle Phicops vs Huggins

This is plain and simple.

Phicops vs Huggins


Zentangle: Andromeda

I did not post this. So, I guess you can call it a catch-up submission.  It is for Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #203 - a tribute to Valentine's Day. I drew it in Inkscape and included the patterns Rose and Eddyper.

Valentine Tribute

This is my submission for this week, Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #205. It was supposed to be a finish my tile challenge. It did not turn out exactly the way I wanted or the way it should have. When I looked at Joey's tile, I thought the Andromeda needed more space and I thought I could create the space by creating a mosaic, four tiles with the image you see on them. That did not work out.  I ended up with what you see.

I drew it in Inkscape, then imported it into Photoshop. In Photoshop, I simulated a water color background and added a bit of shadow.

Zentangle: Flowers

This is for Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge #204. It's a "finish my tile challenge." She started with the pattern Hibred and then added some random ribbons. I was in the mood for drawing flowers. So, that's what I did. I  drew it using Inkscape software, then added a tiny bit of inner shadow.

Zentangle: Christmas Star

This is for the I am the Diva weekly challenge #344: use the tangle Afterglo, by Carole Ohl.  I created the image using a software package called Inkscape, placed it on a black background, and applied the filter Combined Lighting to each of the objects in the image to create a metallic effect.

Zentangle of a Christmas Star

Zentangle: Christmas Joy

This is for Joey's Weekly Challenge #194: "use the word Joy on your tile and tangle around it using tangles that begin with the letter J." I used  Japan Diamond, Jax, and Jujubeedze.

Zentangle of the word joy

I created the tile using Inkscape, placed the image on a black background, and used the filter Combined Lighting to create a metallic effect.

Zentangle: Paradox

This is for Joey's Weekly Challenge #192: create a tube and use the tangle Paradox.

Zentangle using Paradox and Knightsbridge

I created the tile using a software package called Inkscape and I also used the tangles Knightsbridge and Skwril. The following video shows how I created Knightsbridge.

Inkscape: How to Create the Zentangle Knightsbridge

Zentangle: Paradox and Bunzo

This is for the I am the Diva Challenge #342 -- "use the two tangles Paradox and Bunzo." I played around with a lot of ideas. This one, which is nothing more than a geometric design, is the one I liked the best.


Zentangled Block Letter S

This week (November 13, 2017), Joey's challenge is to use a 3D version of the first letter of your first name and the tangle Elvira. My first thought was to fill the letter with flowers as I have seen others do, but after I constructed the 3D letter, the corners were so sharp that the image seemed too industrial to be filled and draped with flowers. So I used Elvira, Y-full, and Bales.

Block letter S

Zentangle on Black

This is in response to the I am the Diva challenge #338. I was really happy about this challenge because I could do anything I wanted as long as I did it on a black background. I had doodled what you see below on a piece of scrap paper while watching an extremely boring television show. I really liked it, so I used the challenge to transfer it to a "tile."

Patterns: 123, Pokeleaf,  and Q-belle.