Challenge 16 from the diva is to use the newly released zentangle pattern, Mooka. When I first saw mooka, I had the same reaction as some others I've seen. No way can I do that one! It's way too complex, especially as a single string! Instead, it flowed smoothly right away after seeing how it was done. It's easier than I expected. :D
This is the first challenge I've done more than two attempts for. I haven't finished my first two attempts yet, but I'll post them when I do. Both of those have a spring theme, but both are missing something.
My third attempt resulted in this one:
Let's see... drawn on cardstock, this time in a 3.5" square, using black pigma micron pens and using a 50% warm grey prismacolor pencil for shading. Tangles include mooka (obviously), fern, printemps, jetties, huggins, L, shattuck, striping, betweed, cadent, ahh, and kitties. The others, I don't know the names on. If anyone could help with identifying the others, that'd be great! The framing could be a variation on Opus. It's a case of seeing it somewhere else and liking it :D
Then I got some micron sepia pens and some Pitt pens in shades of grey, so of course I had to try them out. I saw the perfect opportunity to experiment with the white gel pen.
As usual, done on cardstock. This time a 4" square, and naturally the primary pattern is mooka. With a couple of simple spirals and curlies. I do wonder if anyone has any tips on decreasing the streaking that comes from filling in the larger areas like that...?
Finally, I got the hang of things. This one's my favorite:
Cardstock, 3.5" square, micron pigma pens, but add in the sepia tone and just a little use of a pitt grey for some of the shading and a dark umber prismacolor pencil for the rest of the shading. Patterns are squid, fescu, I guess that would be an inverted aura, mooka, ennies (filled with tipple), crescent moon, and I'm not sure what to call the pattern on the tips of the mooka buds.