ZenVocation 5

Shading tangles is often less defined than creating them “one stroke at a time”. Shading does lend a dimensionality to tiles, though, that can be really magical.
This week, I want to show you two tangles that are dramatic when shaded: ‘Msst’ and ‘Raddox’.
Choose to use both of these, or just pick one.



Use any kind of string you like; if it is challenging to think of one, go with a letter or number.

When shading, I tend to use the side of the pencil and work it lightly in the space. Watch to see if you use a circular motion or one that is more back and forth. There is no right way. See where your pencil takes you!

Once I lay in the pencil, I then use the tortillon to smooth out the graphite to make a more finished surface. Sometimes I use the tortillon as the ‘pencil’ and allow the color already on it to give a subtle hue to a section that I did not color with the pencil.


Remember to email me a picture of your creation from this week or an earlier week at turningtruestudios@gmail.com so a virtual mosaic can be posted for all to enjoy!

***All tangles and step outs are official Zentangle-original tangles that can be found at zentangle.com as well as through links at tangle patterns.com

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