Thursday, June 30, 2016

Diva Challenge 273 ~ Tangle Remix and Playing Catch-up

Would you believe it? It's only Thursday and I am actually posting today  instead of Sunday night! It's been a pretty good week for me and I have a huge stack of tiles that need help badly. Our challenge this week was to take an old tile that we had in our stash and find one that could be helped by a remix or fresh coat of ink. I picked 2 and sadly, only 1 of them actually looks better. So I think I will show you that one first *giggle* I hate to show my worst work first....

So here it is initially....minimal shading and pretty much just Plain Jane. I suspect this was one for a stripes challenge and was done either in late 2014 or early 2015. When I looked at it, I felt it could be helped by a bit of a facelift (I could use one too, but that isn't quite so easy as it is to change artwork). So here is the modification that I did on it - mostly shading and just a few additions.

I really like this one much better, even if it doesn't show the shading as well as it looks in person. Sometimes I think that I prefer taking pictures to scanning, but at least they are getting finished by using the scanner.










This second one was done in July 2015 for a Simplicity challenge for the Diva. I really thought that I could help it out by adding to it, since it looked rather empty to me. I love simplicity, but sometimes even the simplest ones could use a bit more. So here is the original tile from 2015...

Just a bit too bland for me and I don't think I liked it even then. The shading on it is really that poorly done, so I thought I would dress it up and shade it a bit more. But I think I just made a mess of it. I may try to redo it again one day, but you can make up your mind.





Here's the remix, such as it is....
It really didn't turn out anything like I pictured. Oh well, sometimes I like them and sometimes I don't.















I missed the Black and White and Red all over challenge and I did a few of them, but this was the first one that I did and I did it in my sketchbook. I really wish I had done it on a tile as I really like it. But I am going to try it again on the front of a card and see if I can get it the way I like. There are several people that I really need to write to, and it's so much easier to send a card than to find my stationary again.

Thank you very much for stopping by. I always appreciate seeing some traffic here. As usual, I appreciate ALL comments, good or bad, and any creative criticism is appreciated. I have learned so much from this group and am so glad that I have joined in these challenges.

Now I can go back and see everything that everyone else has submitted, since there are so many talented artists here. If you would like to see what everyone else has done, please head over to the Diva's blog (HERE) and check it out. There's always time for you to start joining us. Come try it....it's fun!

13 comments:

  1. When I saw your name in the list on number 33, my first thought was that you are early this week :-) And .... with some beautiful remixes!!!

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    1. Thank you Anne! I think I need to try to keep up with this early thing. It was kind of nice to get things done in a timely fashion. :)

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  2. alreay nice work in the past but the remixes you have made are so beautiful, give so more depth and contrast, wow I lover them!

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    1. Thank you so much Ria. It always amazes me how much we change our styles as we practice more.

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  3. Your remixes are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Anja! I think I need to try remixing a few more of my old ones.

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  4. I think the remixes are really nice and I love the one from last week that your added red to. Also, I did reply to your comment on my blog, so you might want to go back and read my response to you about Spectrum Noir markers :)

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    1. Thank you Jean, I will. And thank you for your kind comments

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  5. I Particularly love the remix of your first tile !

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    1. Thank you...that was my favorite also

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  6. that remix is great! I really like the contrast of the first one. I agree about scans-shading suffers a lot. The red Diva piece is gorgeous.

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  7. Lezli, thank you for stopping by Boomeresque this week even though you didn't do this week's Zentangle Diva's challenge----at least not yet. ;-) I actually like both your simplicity and your remix version of it. Your black, white and red all over tile would make a nice card. I think I'm going to have to start tangling cards because I no longer know what to answer when my husband asks me what I'm going to do with all my tiles.

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  8. Lezli, thank you for stopping by Boomeresque this week even though you didn't do this week's Zentangle Diva's challenge----at least not yet. ;-) I actually like both your simplicity and your remix version of it. Your black, white and red all over tile would make a nice card. I think I'm going to have to start tangling cards because I no longer know what to answer when my husband asks me what I'm going to do with all my tiles.

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