Monday, October 21, 2013

Fengle Frenzy?

This week, Laura, aka "the Diva" challenged us to tangle using only 2 tangles: Quandary and Fengle. Yikes. Not my favorite tangles by any stretch of the imagination. I like both of these tangles when other people do them, I just never like mine very well.

So I started, and I started, and I started. Finally, I got one with the "arms" of the fengle almost even. There wasn't enough room for another arm, so the quandary escaped and began to float away.

My next tile was a little crooked and kind of "blah", so I abandoned that and tried making one bigger to see if I could draw the arms even. This one is better, but not great.
I really wanted to add more tangles, but that's not allowed for the challenge, so I got my pencil out to see if shading would help.  Guess what?  That was all it needed.
It made such a difference on this one that I went back and shaded the second tile.  It looks OK now, too.  


As usual, if I had followed the Zentangle process to completion, including shading, and withholding judgement, it would have made a huge difference in my enjoyment of the time I spent tangling. I hope you learn from my lesson and enjoy the process!  Have a great week.

16 comments:

  1. Your tiles are beautiful, and I especially love the first one, with Quandary spilling out!!

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  2. I really love all three tiles! The escaping Quandary is great!

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  3. All three are great, but I also like the way the Quandary are escaping, or, are they being captured by Fengle?

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  4. Ooh la la the middle fengle is fab!

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  5. I agree with Shelly, I love the middle one the most. Although I also like the other ones.

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  6. They are all great, Cris! The middle one is my favorite, and I love how the shading makes it jump off the page! I love to see before and after pics of shading. :)

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  7. Love the middle one! Amazing what some shading can do!

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  8. Amazing, your fengle tiles. I love the second one shaded and unshaded, that one looks very great

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  9. All three are beautiful! The second one is my favorite. Great shading!

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  10. To me they are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing your procces. It's recognicible!

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  11. Fun, fun, fun! Your fengle is gorgeous from every angle.

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  12. I hope all your Quandry does not escape. I like that one but I agree with you that the shading of the second really adds to it. Like your comment about the process, I think sometimes even when we know it we have to experience it to reinforce it.

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  13. I like them all!! Nice job! :0) Peace be Yours

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  14. Your Fengles are lovely. The arms on Fengles do not always have to be the same length or width. However you did a great job and try our design is beautiful.

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  15. The shading really does make a difference! Lovely work. NancyD

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  16. They are great, but to be honest I like the first one most.

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