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The Zentangle® Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Joey's Weekly Challenge #76: Maryhill

Thank you, Joey, for choosing Maryhill for this week's challenge. This tangle is so striking, yet simple to learn. It has a big bang for the buck! (Mooka would've been nice, too. Maybe next year!) This is another challenge I may revisit. There are so many possibilities! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work. For this version, I tried going from light to dark by using wider pens (from Micron 01 to Graphic 1). I wanted to give the front tile a ghost effect with my zenstone, but it had no effect. I added white charcoal, which couldn't really adhere to the zenstone very well. Sparkles in the lines would be nice, too. I feel another Maryhill coming on!



9 comments:

  1. Great Maryhills. The different sizes of pen really show and add demention. Clever idea

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  2. Very clever using different sized pens!!
    ~ joey ~

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  3. Love love the way you did highlights. Is that with the zenstone?

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I first tried the zenstone, but it didn't even make a dent, so to speak. I used white charcoal.

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  4. This is lovely!! I love all the circles with the contrasting "heaviness" - what is a zenstone? Great!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/09/my-joeys-monotangle-maryhill-challenge

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    1. A zenstone is actually a soapstone. It's very soft, and has an almost buttery feel to it. Not as bright as white charcoal. I think it probably stands out best on black tiles, where it gives a kind of ghost effect! You can buy one on zentangle.com.

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  5. I really like your different line widths. I've tried it that way white on black, but you inspired me to try the black on white. I tried "thickening" some of my lines that were shaded..so just part of the tangle. Thanks for the inspiration and great to see Maryhill!

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