The challenge this week - create a Zentangle or ZIA without using the string to get started. Since I mostly work without a string it didn't feel all that challenging until I decided to mix it up a bit and impose a few other challenges for myself. Decided to work up something using some of the steampunk images and patterns I've been seeing others use. Talk about being outside one's comfort zone. Did find a few patterns that I liked but not sure how to put it all together so just put pen to paper and got going. Another way I challenged myself - shade using gray pens instead of pencil. I think it has possibilities but will need more practice with a variety of pens. When I scanned the it the shading looks like I just drew wider lines - can't really see that it's gray. The scan produced an image that was very black and white - too much white and not enough contrast - looked very boring and blah so dropped it into picmonkey and added some texture. Very different way of working on a challenge. Not sure it's my favorite but it's not all bad either.
No Strings Attached
click image for larger view - if you dare with this one lol!