Welcome to my blog! Here is a new Tangle for you to try. Tangles are the patterns in the Zentangle art form. For those of you who have not discovered this beautiful art form, find all about Zentangle® here!
Full disclosure! I work for Tombow USA as their Signature Designer. I am financially compensated for this consulting job and receive Tombow Products on a regular basis to review and write about. The opinions here are completely my own based on my experience.
For the tangle posts I need to apologize if you have already created a similar tangle. It’s hard to keep up with all you creative tanglers creating new and wonderful patterns!
‘Grid Glow’ is a tangleation of Nzepple, an official Zentangle Tangle. Discovered when creating tangleations for a workshop at Tangle Island. I named this tangleation Grid Glow for the shading on the dots that seem to ‘glow’!
For the modern calligraphy in the title, I have used Tombow’s Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Hard Tip. You can download a FREE Lettering Practice Workshop from the Tombow website here to learn modern calligraphy with this pen!
For drawing this tangle, I used Tombow’s new MONO Drawing Pens. They come in 01, 03 and 05 tip sizes. They are juicy with nice strong tips that don’t bend if you are like me and heavy handed when drawing.
For shading the tangle, I used Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil. These artist grade, extra-refined graphite pencils produce superior shading of your tangles. They come in 14 point strengths from soft 6B to a hard 6H. The shading here was done with a 3B MONO Drawing Pencil. I added the pencil to the inked circle and then used a tortillion to shade around the circle.
Here is another Fractalized Tangle for you. This is Fractalized Knightsbridge, an official Zentangle Tangle. A fractal is defined as a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales.