Friday, September 7, 2012

Zentangle Challenge #85 - Copada

I wanted to experiment with Copada and I already had a "string" of interlocking circles waiting for the right inspiration, so here is my contribution to Zentangle Weekly Challenge #85 - UMT (Use my Tangle) #85 - Copada (Iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca). Originally it was going to be the traditional black/white/shading... but it was calling out for a bit of color. I'm afraid of using color as I don't have an art background and very little experience, but I guess you learn some by trying - so here it is. After seeing everyone put their "blind" string before and after online, I thought that was a good idea - especially when I'm trying something sort of new or experimental; so I've also included my uncolored ZIA. Am I happy with it? Sort of - though the colors are a bit washed out (I was going for subtle), and next time I try color, I'll go a bit bolder. Also, much of the shading doesn't show up on scanning, but if I darken the original, it looks too dark for my liking.

14 comments:

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

The interlocking circles are perfect for your variations of Copada. Nicely done!

ledenzer said...

Interlocking with beautiful copada, what a gorgeous piece!

Shelly Beauch said...

A super treat to see, you must have had full concentrattion on this ZIA.

Jay said...

These are great! A continuation of the Olympics mood!!

Helen said...

Just beautiful. Love it.

Lila Popcheff said...

Wow! both are fabulous!!

Anne's tangle blog said...

Great! Both, but the colored one is more bold.

Chrissie said...

What some lovely fill ins in the Copada. It is lovely, there is so much to look at.

Diane CZT said...

wow, I love your circles. Great tangle selections too.

katydidsworld said...

I really like this piece. Great variations of copada. Adding color really made it pop!

Cathy said...

This is sooo gorgeous! I love the circles. I may play with those in my sketchbook. The color looks perfect to me.

Dawn said...

Beautiful copada! The subtle color is perfect--line work is superb!

Ritu Dua said...

Amazingly gorgeous!

Margaret Bremner said...

Very nice! It works beautifully in your series of rings, and so many interesting fills too.