|The sum total of my black tiles from 2016-2017|
That last tile came closest, and I posted it here last October. At that time Zentangle HQ released their Project Pack #1 videos to celebrate the release of a new finer white Gelly Roll 05. I felt that the finer pen might be what I needed but I had to wait a while for it to reach the UK. In the end I had to contact my favourite online pen vendor and politely request they stock it!
Since my pen arrived I have set aside a little time each week to try a black tile. I've reminded myself throughout about the core values of the Zentangle method - taking time, appreciating the opportunity, the tools. I've worked slowly and deliberately, but also without planning. White on black is different than black on white. The ink moves differently, dries slower. Highlights and shadows rewrite the rules. Even making images of the finished tiles is more challenging. But I think the results are worth it.
|Not a tangle - just a pattern based on a top a woman |
in the background on a new story was wearing!
|Fili - tangled during a rare fall of snow, mid February|
|Bands of Mooka, filled with Shattuck, with a touch of Flux|
I'm not sure I believe that practice makes perfect - who wants perfect? But practice makes my technique stronger which makes me enjoy the process and the results.