joey's weekly tangle challenge #43

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!  

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 Welcome back!
And a warm welcome to our new participants!
 For this week's challenge I thought it would be fun to
tangle a group of "tiles"
Wouldn't it be fun to be a professional tile designer and
design ceramic kitchen or bathroom tiles for a living? 
Let's try it on paper!


We'll start by drawing a square and dividing it into four squares.
 SpanishTile.jpg SpanishTile.jpg
SpanishTile.jpg SpanishTile.jpg

We're essentially drawing 4 of the same design but what fascinates me about tiles is how the pattern changes when connected to another tile.
For example:  by drawing a curve in each corner of the tile, it then creates a circle when combined with other tiles.

Mandalas will also work well with this challenge
by drawing a quarter of the mandala on each tile.

Choose any tangles that you feel work well together and if you like, colour your tiles.
I look forward to seeing your challenges this week!
~ joey ~
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  1. This is the first time I'm taking on your challenge. I love your idea and it was fun to see a quarter magicly turn into a mandala.
    I might as well admit that it really was magic, I photoedited my way to the last 3 tiles. Hope that's not cheating too much. ;P

  2. I didn't intend to take part in this, but I just decided to flip a tile four ways. I like the effect. Great idea for something new!

  3. How beautiful!!! These are EXACTLY what I was hoping to see! Whether you draw each quarter individually or not, the end results are fabulous! Oh I'm so excited to see how you all experiment with your art in this challenge!!!
    Thanks so much everyone, you have made my day!
    ~ joey ~

  4. Hi Joey - I repeated the tile in Photoshop - I can never drawn even a line the same ... all these changes kick in :) so I hope it is ok the way I did this. Great idea!! I was hesitant at first but I think it worked out well :) ~ Diane

    1. I'd say that it turned out better than well! I love how you have included several variations!
      Thanks for sharing your work with us!

  5. What fun this challenge was. I drew a single tile & used powerpoint to create the effect for this challenge.. it was real fun with great results

    1. I arranged them in 4 different ways and got super amazing output.. was super fun. Thanks for this challenge

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  7. Well, I did it, but obviously used a tile that didn't repeat as well as most others who met this challenge. I like the concept; I just didn't do as well with it as I would have liked.


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~ joey ~