Monday, January 27, 2014

Aquafleur

So the folks at Zentangle - Rick & Maria announced a new official tangle called aquafleur. I must say that it took me some time to get this one the way I liked it. I was being too stiff and formal when I first tried. I have relaxed and started to just let it flow and I like the results much better.


 Here are some of my first trials in my journal.


And then I got the hang of it. I like how this one looks.

And then I moved on to an ATC using the pattern and some watercolors. I was also doing this to experiment with some new pens I found. I really like the new pens! My micron pen on the left (it was beginning to run out of ink) and the new illustration pens from Michaels (Artist Loft brand) on the right.


I'm sure I will be experimenting and using this pattern again.



13 comments:

Helen said...

You've done a terrific job with it - love your highlight blaze and the colour washes. Lovely!

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Love the Atc you did, and the color is great!

katydidsworld said...

Your practice paid off. They are wonderfully done!

Shelly Beauch said...

Great you have the hang of it alright! Groovy!

Annie Taylor said...

I love your journal sketches of the new tangle and notes to self - I have something similar. It's great to see the confidence in the tangle building as you move on - love the colours!
Axxx

Didisch said...

Great, I do love the colored Aquafleurs with the lime colored bubbles. Looks really floating.

Jean Chaney said...

What fun these are. It looks like you enjoyed your journey with Aquafleur. Sometimes tangles just don't want to flow until you get to know them better. Yours are lovely!

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Love the second one with the color! Nice!

Donald Wilka said...

These all look great. I like the first one that you posted with the sepia effect. Like the free form of this.

Anne's tangle blog said...

Very well done and the new pens have beautiful colors.

Emily said...

I love the colorized versions you have! Great work!

misssrobin said...

All of these are lovely. It looks like all your hard work paid off!

Faith Puleston said...

Nice work and I especially live the coloured version.