So the challenge is to create a duotangle using only the tangles Diva Dance and Phicops. I was happy to see these two tangles being used as I used the two together this summer and wanted to explore them further. The idea was added to my idea list, but stayed there until this week.
As you may know, I created the artwork for a coloring app this summer. You can read more about it here. After finishing, I wanted to keep going with the coloring idea and made a book, which you can also read about in the link. Anyway, one page was a nod to zendalas with half zendalas covering the page. See the bottom of the image on the right. While I like all the designs here, I really love the bottom one. So, this was my inspiration for the challenge this week.
Wanting to separate the challenge from the coloring book, I chose to use tan drawing paper as a beginning. I then used black, brown and a burgundy micron pen for the drawing. Exploring colored paper is a lot of fun and I really experiment with the idea of white as a highlight. I have a white chalk pencil that I use and it is really nice.
I redrew the phicops and diva's dance from the coloring book but then I was a little stuck. I was really happy with what I had so far but the drawing didn't feel finished yet. And as the challenge only allows for the two tangles, I wasn't sure what to use next or how I wanted to use it. I opted for diva's dance and making it look different than I had used it before.
I hope that you like this as much as I do. I am really proud of the shading and highlights on the phicops. I was thinking of it as a sea creature but then a friend said it looked like a meringue so now I'm conflicted. :)
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