MyÂ Pattern Mixer Merging Mooka Rixty Challenge Entry
Pattern Mixer Merging Mooka Rixty Challenge Entry, Pen, Pencil Â© Diane Clancy
Incredibly Exciting New Challenge!!
Anya has created the first Zentangle challenge in German (don’t worry – she gives an English translation too 🙂 ) I had to click the “Comments” to see the English but then it popped right up.Â English is on the bottom half of the post.
I hope Anya doesn’t mind that I have quoted her extensively!!! I think this is a fabulous challenge and I want to share enough so you can see this is very doable and will be great fun to join in.Â To make it VERY clear – below is a very long quote from Anya – these are not my own words at all.
Pattern Mixer Merging Mooka Rixty Challenge
Each month the Anya puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. December 2014 is the very first challenge from Anya and Pattern Mixer!!Â This month is A new Zentangle-Challenge: The Pattern Mixer. So here is whatÂ Anya says this month “On every first day of the month I will randomly (or sometimes not so randomly) choose two patterns. Your job will be to merge these two patterns on a Zentangle tile.
How do I mix the patterns?
Generally speaking, thereï€ are three basic ways of combining patterns and you should choose at least one of them for your tile.
Tangle in a tangle: You draw your first pattern a bit larger than you normally would and fill the empty spaces in your pattern with another tangle. Example
- Combining elements: You take elements from one pattern and integrate them into the other tangle, thus creating a new pattern. Example
Merging: You make smooth transitions from one tangle pattern to the next, sort of letting one pattern melt into the next one. Like this.
And now, let me wish you happy tangling and mixing! (Anya)
Todayâ€™s patterns are:
So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) merging Mooka and Rixty done by me.
This challenge stretches me in several ways.Â First off Mooka and I have had a couple of rounds before and Mooka has always won. I had been working on ACEO size paper I had cut – 2.5″ x 3.5″ – so pretty small.Â Second off, given the detail of Mooka and our past history, I knew I better go to larger paper.Â Recently I bought some supplies and got some paper that is 6″ x 6″.Â Since I got new paper I have been working with some 3.5″ x 3.5″ paper but that is as large as I have ever gone.Â Even working with the 3.5″ square paper was a big jump for me from ACEO size.
So this is the first time I have worked on large paper like this.Â Partway through, especially on the bottom right, Mooka and I started to become friends.Â Whew!!Â After I drew all the Mooka and Rixty and then started shading, it was amazing to see how the Mooka became 3 dimensional.Â Very fun.Â Just so you know, I chose Option 3 that Anya gave us – Merging. I hope you like it!!
Zentangle Enticed Me
Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I am able to be more in the flow again – whew! I just found Anya today and decided to enter the challenge. So above is my Pattern Mixer Merging Mooka Rixty Zentangle Tangle ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected! Thank you to everyone who made comments on my posts these last weeks. That means a lot to me!!
Which Tangle is Which?
Mooka is all the fingers waving around and curling inward.Â Rixty is the one with the black triangles at the base of each connection.Â There you have it!! 🙂
I am organizing my studio again to be able to work and now only a table has tons of stuff dumped on it – but the rest is organized!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy
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