Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Diva Challenge #184: ING

There is a new "official" zentangle pattern, called ING, and that is our challenge from the Diva this week.    It's a fun pattern, easy to play with and lots of potential.

On the "official zentangle" website, they tell the story of where the pattern came from. That structure reminds me of something I've seen a few times, myself...the Salt Lake Olympic Torch:

Triangles are everywhere in architecture, because the triangle is the strongest basic structure, so they show up in many places. The Olympic torch is more symmetrical, but there are similarities. I like ING a lot, because the differences in size make it very interesting to look at, even without embellishments.

It was fun playing with ING, and I found it to be really cool, using a technique I've been working with the past week that I borrowed from n'zeppel and a pattern called bublz on one of my favorite blogs "All Things Tangled" (seriously...check it out. Lori is so creative with every pattern she plays with, and she's only discovered zentangle recently)

The technique I'm talking about involves "weighting" the lines, wherever two lines meet. It looks really cool with curlicues, and that is where my focus has been.

I really like the look of it, and went nuts playing.

this is my favorite

So when ING came along, this is how I did it:

I played around with it a little bit, but truly this technique makes everything look so cool! I want to play around with ING, but for now...this is fun to look at.


  1. Nice tile and bublz technique is great.

  2. Nice ZIA and great use of weighting. Looks good.

  3. I like your tile, very pretty. Weighting is a great technique and sometimes you don't even need the shading. Love your curlicues.

  4. Love your ING tile! It looks like you had lots of fun creating it! Nice job :)

    Stay tangly,

  5. Weighting the lines does look cool! I'll try to use this technique as well.

  6. Sehr schöne Zeichnung!!! Super auch das Foto!!!

  7. I love line weighting. Great job on your ING Challenge Tile. Your curlies do look like Smoke.

    1. did you read my mind or something? I was thinking, if this curly-cue weighted line were a pattern, I'd call it "Smoke"...when I set my mug of tea down this morning, the steam rising from it looked just like my weighted curly cues.

  8. Beautiful tile. ING is wonderful. Love the weighting technique, your shading and the stippling around your "curly-cues" aka "Smoke" - quite lovely!

  9. Great work. I especially like the one filled 'Nzepple style.

  10. HeidiSue, these are amazing!! I love your photo too :) Thank you for visiting mine :)

    ~ Diane Clancy