What better way to come back to the wonderful world of Zentangle following my Christmas / New Year break than with a celebratory Diva Challenge! She had reached the 200 milestone and is still going strong! She invites us to use our go-to tangle and fill that tile!
So I grabbed a brand new Micron (there is nothing quite like that smooth flow of darkest black ink!) and went to work with Ticking. I still don't have a go-to tangle as such - whichever one I fancy at any precise moment is the one I use. But certain ones feel very satisfying to draw and Ticking is one of those. So methodical and even and so tactile once you add the shading.
A couple of gaps in the bands and a couple of curved arcs of it as discovered in a previous unpacking of the tangle. I darkened a couple of the edges just for added contrast and there you have it! Like ropes pulling us into the new year. Like elephant trunks trumpeting our arrival!