IX and Bales – Square One Focus

IX and Bales – Square One Focus

I was away from my computer last week so did not get a chance to post my Square One tiles, so I’m combining last week with this week. Last weeks focus was IX, a tangle introoduced by Zentangle HQ.

I see lots of possible combinations of tangles that work well with IX so I did two tiles using several of the options. Instead of showing work-in-progress photos I decided to show why I choose the tangles I did for each of the tiles.

Here is the first tile…

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I used IX, plus my tangles Fassett and Fassettoo. Here is a diagram I drew in my sketchbook outlining the common elements of the three tangles.

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These common elements give the tile a unified look and help the tangles seamlessly morph from one to another.

In the second tile I used IX, Arukas, and Diva Dance and I added some rounding.

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Here is the diagram I made depicting the common elements of Arukas, IX and Diva Dance.

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Again the common elements between the tangles unify the tile and the rounding helps with this. Arukas terminates into IX on several of it’s arms creating a Tango of the two. And while Diva Dance has the shared elements of lines and black spaces it’s curvy-ness provides some contrast to the straight lines of IX and Arukas. I also shaded it grey to add to the contrast.

This weeks Square One focus tangle is Bales, and I decided to do something simple. Got to give my mind a break sometimes. I draped the grid for bales over the border on my tile to give it a little interest.

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As usual if you see anything in this post that you’d like to try in your own work please feel free to do so.

Blessings,

Lynn

4 Responses to IX and Bales – Square One Focus

    • Anita, My pleasure, I really enjoy sharing. I look at it as “open source” tangling : )