is by guest CZT Caroline Brody, a Junior in high school, who is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Way to go Caroline!
She created a tangle pattern called Truffle, and asked us to use it in our art this week. It is a fun pattern, easy to play with, wonderful to embellish and decorate.
Well, I had a card left over from the BYOB challenge of last week, so I decided to start with it. It was made of chai tea droplets, and had lots of round splashes which were perfect for the truffle pattern.
when I got the first row of truffles drawn, they reminded me strongly of sea shells, and my theme just flowed from there. I call this piece "Shell Party"...it has Caroline's Truffle pattern, and Phicops. I gave each phicops a passel of ribbony tendrils to swirl around. Some aura lea in the corners. And bubbles galore.
|they seem to be so happy, swirling and swishing around each other.|
I used water color pencil in light blue for some complementary color in there, but found that where the water touched the ink, it tended to bleed, so I wasn't able to do the color justice. I do like how the brown and blue look together, but I'll need to play around more with my watercolor pencils and learn how to do it better.
Shading turned out less pleasing than usual, not sure why. But, overall it's a happy piece.