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Friday, July 2, 2010

My tangle pattern: Bull's-eye

It's been a while since I posted a pattern specifically designed as a lesson in shading.  I was playing around with drawing the illusion of glass and realized this was perfect for the task.  For those of you who haven't lost all their marbles but don't want to shade--I've included a variation without it.  Enjoy!


  1. Gabriel ProductionsJuly 3, 2010 at 5:23 AM

    Believe it or not, I am still gaga over Quatiny. Am starting to get close to the point where I could circle the equator with my practice bits, lol. Anyway, I love shading exercises since I am deficient (cough) in this area. Molossus, might be gilding the lily, but maybe it would look cool to do Quatiny with glass balls? I am thinking I will try it but at my rate of speed might be awhile before I get a zen doodle done. Something to look forward to, though. Once again, thanks.

  2. I love your blog and all the fantastic Zentangles, and today I finally took the plunge and made my very first official Zentangle ;-) Thanks for all the inspiration, you can find my Zentangle post here if you want to take a look http://scrappassieartjourney.blogspot.com/2010/07/zentangle.html

  3. Thank you both!

    I think Quatiny as a glass ball would be awesome! Tt's actually a flexible pattern that integrates with a lot of others. I've used it with trefoil adding depth to one of the elipses and having stripes radiating out to the other elipses, and I've got lots of ideas in mind for using it in the future.

  4. Gabriel ProductionsJuly 10, 2010 at 5:24 AM

    Finally finally tried this one. And mine look like clams!!! Um, the "roundness" seems to be flattening in the middle for me. What are you going to do with someone who can't even draw a circle??? On the other hand, clams are kind of fun to have.

  5. I don't think they look like clams! Try ending your dark stripe slightly before hitting the side of the circle, and making it a little deeper in the center. That might offset any circle that isn't quite round.

    You can try my cheat too. Shading can round a circle after the fact, lol!