Now and then the Diva issues a weekly challenge that involves using a particular string, which is the pencil outline that goes down first on the tile and gives a tangle its basic structure. Strings are merely guidelines; they don't have to be followed exactly, but they're essential to the Zentangle method. Drawing a tangle without a string is like trying to balance on a bike that's standing still. With a micron pen balanced on your nose. And a goldfish balanced on that. You get the point.
This week, participants in the challenge are using this string in their tile.
This is a sun I drew last week using Inktense watercolor pencils and a Copic Multiliner on Aquabord. I liked working on Aquabord, but it's really toothy and I'm hoping there is a smoother version of it out there. Gradients and larger fields of color were tricky for me on this. I want to try Tombow watercolor markers on it, but I'm pretty sure it will chew them up. My Multiliner is permanently out of commission, and it was new. I think I mostly liked the Aquabord because it's so... unbendy. Any suggestions?
Have a good week!
And also, please... no matter how tempted you are, don't get the flu. There are much better ways to get ice cream.