Vano challenge #50

This tangle is super fun!  I like that it allows the option of being a perfectionist by using a compass and ruler or simply winging it freehand.

I did this first thing in the morning which is not my most creative time of day so the mathematical approach worked best.
Do you find that you work best before or after lunch?
Or maybe evening is your creative time? 
 
I had some cut paper circles on hand so I tried Vano on a circle first,
I'll try it on a square tile as well.
Oh! and I made another cool discovery -  Goldenrod Prismacolor pencil looks like cork when coloured lightly, very neat!  I think it gives a dart board kind of look.

So lots of cool discoveries with this one tangle.  I'm happy! ;o)
I hope that you made some cool discoveries too!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #50

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art.

Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!   
Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work.
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Wow, Week 50 that's seems unbelievable!?

 There's a tangle that I've been wanting to try
simply because of it's name.
You see our last name is van Oort
so today I want us to

monotangle
the vano tangle

You may have heard of it or used it before.
It's a mandala kind of tangle so I think it will be fun to use as a monotangle.
Try it with colour if the mood strikes you.

Just a simple one
before I start on the
St. Patrick's Day themed challenges!
Don't worry I won't go crazy with this 'holiday', I promise! ;o)

Have a great week!
~ joey ~
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challenge #49: stacking blocks of tangles


Well this challenge ended up very different from the last!

My polka dot tangle was too busy for my liking so it seems in order to balance that out
my brain went with minimal black and white for this challenge.

I used two tangles - Cheesecloth and Catkin with a 005 Micron, some simple stump shading and I have my stacked blocks of tangles.
 Fun!
 ~ joey ~

catch up: #48 polka dot tangle

I'm in the process of playing catch up on my challenges.
Everyone had so much fun doing the polka dot tangle I didn't want to miss this one.  

However, I feel that I got a bit carried away with the circle theme using the tangles Bubbles, Printemps, Puff-O and Gewgle so I don't think it really fits the name.  I should have chosen more tangled up looking tangles.

Then I added an effect in Photobucket called Clyde to add the shadow but I think it's dulled the colours so it looks gloomy.
What do you think?
Do you think it's a drawing that goes with a happy name like the polka dot tangle?

Oh well, not all challenges work out the first time but they're all good to learn from! ;o)

Now I'll get started on this week's stacking blocks of tangles challenge.
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #49

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art.
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding! 
Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work.
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.

 Click here to see past challenges.

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I really enjoyed seeing your polka dot tangle challenges last week!
So many tangles and techniques, I found them all very inspiring!

I can't wait to see what you do with this week's challenge!
 I thought we would try

stacking blocks of tangles

So the guidelines are:
~ Three blocks on the bottom.
~ Two blocks stacked on the three blocks.
~ One block stacked on the top.
~ Tangles of your choice.

Warning:  Playing with these blocks may make you feel like a kid again!

So how are you going to stack your blocks?
Neat and orderly or uneven and tippy?
Are all of your blocks the same size?
Will you draw them 1D or 3D?
I'll leave you to it. . .

"Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
~ Pablo Picasso
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly tangle #48

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art.  

Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work.
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.
 Click here to see past challenges.
 
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I think we've fully explored heart patterns now
so today I thought we would switch to polka dots!

It kinda sounds like a dance,

The polka dot tangle!

~ To start I want you draw some circles
either in an ordered pattern or just randomly all over the page.
~ Do not let them overlap. 
~ Then fill each polka dot with a different tangle of your choice.
~ No two alike.

I'm looking forward to seeing your dots.
Enjoy the challenge!
~ joey ~
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