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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Getting some shade

Before and after images show shading's impact.

Above is another version of  'nzeppel described in this newsletter.

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Carole Ohl said...

Wow. The simplicity of 'nzeppel is amazing. I love this circular version.

When I first began to tangle, I didn't feel confident about shading. I have since taken apart already-framed pieces to shade them! As you have shown us here today, it makes such a difference!

Carole Ohl said...

When I first started tangling, I wasn't sure about shading them. Once I got the hang of it, I even took some unshaded pieces out of frames and added to them. As you have illustrated today, don't be afraid of the shade!

I love the simplicity of your 'nzeppel circle.

revbyrd said...

These are fun. The bottom one could be shaded in several different ways. Actually, so could the top one.


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Zentangle said...

Today comments were not working for a few hours . . . Looks like it's back up!

- Rick

Heinani said...

I must admit that there was once a time that I was timid about shading. I now take pencil lovingly in hand. My Zentangle ritual would not be complete without giving my shaded sections a gentle rub. With that kiss of energy I feel complete.

Shelly Beauch said...

Thanks, it's fascinating how adding dark emphasizes the light.

Nancy Lubin said...

I am grateful for these strong examples. Coming from outside the 'art' world shading is a challenge for me;I so understand the difference it makes. These will help with teaching others as well