Welcome to the new combined version of the Zentangle Challenges. Instead of spamming my blog with one post per challenge, I’m consolidating them all on Diva Challenge day.
First up is Challenge #18: make a piece of Zentangle you love and give it away.
This piece is being sent all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to my penpal in New York State.
Challenge 19 presented just the trigger word “long”, so I went for something like this:
I love it, but it’s made me sick of those specific white pens for a while.
Challenge 20 is today’s Diva challenge. It was inspired by someone who said they couldn’t use grid-based tangles because they can’t draw straight lines. So Diva’s challenge is to use grid-based tangles on uneven or curvy lines. Her’s was lovely, but I’m not so pleased with mine:
Aside from the Florz in the top left, I picked all my grid patterns from the superbly handy Doodle Patterns app, which you can download here. It was ridiculously helpful, because I have several dozen grid-based tangles in my reference book.
This challenge just proved what I’ve known since I first started doing this. You can make the set up for Cadent as messy as anything and it’ll still come out looking gorgeous. And I like the swirly one down the bottom. It’s a new one for me, from the Doodle Patterns app.
And I’m adoring the new way of doing my beloved Fescu. I tend to put Fescu in ALL my pieces, in case you hadn’t noticed.
I’m not happy with my Four Corners though, cos it looks messy, and for me that detracts from the whole piece.
What do you guys think?