Bunzo was the very first tangle pattern I ever drew, and I learned a different form than the one I see displayed commonly. It was an Ellen Wolters video and because my internet name has been bunsofaluminum for YEARS, sometimes shortened to bunso...well, the name Bunzo appealed to me, and I enjoyed making a whole page of Bunzo that day, using a regular pentel gel pen on sketch paper. The version I learned and drew that day, and which I have always used, doesn't have alternating stripes filled in black (though I do like and sometimes draw that version, too)
So, because it is lacking stripes, this version has always reminded me of clouds, while the stripey version of Bunzo reminds me of bees. Dex is like a window...it actually is based on a building face stacked with windows galore....
When I started this tile, I wanted the contrast of the sharp mitered edges of window panes with the fluffy roundness of billows of cloud, and this is what I created:
|Walking by Bistro Bunsofaluminum|
No! the wafts of delectable fragrant smoke coming out of a restaurant window! enticing the passerby. That's more like it.
And as I worked on this one, the windowy-ness of the Dex grabbed me and I decided on the look I really wanted, so once I finished this one, I made a second piece.
|Taking a break to look out the window|
This is such a cheerful piece, I wanted to draw curtains around it! It was just as I pictured it: a window looking out on a sky of fluffy clouds. Maybe a little high schooler is working in the kitchen (of the Bistro Bunsofaluminum) and took a break to look out the window.
I used micron black pen .01 for both pieces, and shaded the first one with graphite 3B pencil. This second piece I used prismacolor slate gray to shade the Bunzo and China Blue in various densities for the window frame, with just a bit of layering using violet blue on the "underside" of the Dex window frame.
Such a good combination of tangles. There is something very appealing about the complementary shapes and lines between these two. Thank you Laura!