Looks like it’s that time once again to draw another successful Nature Art Challenge to a close. The Zentangle method was definitely a easy and fun way to connect to the patterns and textures in the natural environment! Not only did this challenge make me take a closer look at the intricacies of nature, but it also forced me to process my observations and then make them my own (through creating simplified patterns for my Zentangles).
For today’s challenge, I added shading and color to my Zentangle. Initially, I liked the idea of creating a contrast between the colorful background and the black and white Zentangle. However, once I started adding color, I decided that I wanted the background and the Zentangle to connect. So, I decided to make colors from the background bleed into the colors in my Zentangle. The result was a colorful wonderland!
Obviously there are many different ways that this could have been completed. My husband said that he thought he preferred the black and white Zentangle, so that the patterns and details were a little more obvious. While I definitely agree with his feedback, I think I prefer the colorful results, because they make my shapes stand out a little more, and seem to help everything flow together as one composition. In the end, I suppose it’s all about personal preference 🙂
Which do you prefer? Or do you have another way that you think would’ve worked even better?
Well, that’s all for this month’s challenge! Thanks for joining me in my Zentangle explorations! If you have any comments or pictures to show from your own explorations, I’d love to hear from you!
‘Til later…happy explorations!