Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 13 – PHILOXY
Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 13 – PHILOXY

Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 13 – PHILOXY

Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 13 had it all – drama, motion, and some thinkiness!

Inktober Tangles Philoxy

PHILOXY, by Theresa Fessler, CZT, looks like a ball of unraveling ribbon. It requires some concentration to draw – working out the overlap of loops proved to be a little challenging for me when I drew the bijou here to the left. The result was definitely worth it, though. I love a pattern with a personality. Use this one as a focal point in a tangle – it wants to be front and center and not in the background.

Today’s Tangle

Inktober Tangles Day 13 PHILOXY

My immediate thought when I saw this pattern was ribbon. You know that ball of ribbon in with the Christmas wrapping paper that becomes looser after you use it once? Just me? I paired PHILOXY with MAK-RAH-MEE to play up the ribbony idea.

I have a set of Arteza brush pens that I want to like, but struggle with finding uses for them so I decided to use them to add color to this tile. They’re supposed to create a watercolor effect, but even using a light hand, I found them to be a little clunky in that department. What they did do, though, was create a nice backdrop that I layered chalk pastels over to deepen the highlights and lowlights. I had hoped to get more out of the pens themselves, but at least they played nice with the chalk pastels. Stay tuned as this tile is not my only experiment with the pens for Inktober.

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The Challenge: Zentangle Inktober Tangles by 7F5R

7F5R (Seven Forests Five Rivers) host a Zentangle version of Inktober every year called Inktober Tangles. Check out their Facebook group to find more information and to see the amazing art created by Zentangle teachers and artists from around the world. Each day, we are given a Zentangle pattern and are asked to create something with it.