The Diva has been putting out weekly challenges to the Zentangle community. This week’s challenge was to use the new tangle Ixorus in a tile. I decided to finally join in the challenge.
I’ve been wanting to try circular strings for a while. This was traced from the bottom of a cup. I started with Ixorus, but it really turned out that Jane Monk’s Fern pattern really took center stage. I can’t take my eyes off the bold black. Unfortunately, the shading is too light for my camera, even after I jacked up the contrast in GIMP.
The pattern sectioned off by the Ziptooth border at lower left is sort of a variation of Cubine. I was playing around with it as I went. It was an on-the-fly decision to try for the effect of staring down an elevator shaft. I wonder if I can pull a new tangle out of that…?