Tuesday 1 September 2015

Joey's Zentangle Challenge: "Maryhill"

  Before I got to know about this week's challenge, I already had drawn two circles on a Zendala tile, hoping to do something interesting with them as a string. And whatdayaknow? This week's challenge was to use "Maryhill" which is a tangle pattern in a circle. ^-^

I added a couple more circles to the composition, and also thought it'd be cool if I did a "cut-away" portion in the overlap.

Pens used were Sakura 01, Derwent Graphik in grey, and a Zig Writer in black to fill in the background.

  "Maryhill" is a really fun tangle pattern to use. It's also another one of those patterns that look really different after adding shading to it. Looking forward to seeing what you guys do for this challenge. Happy tangling~


  1. Absolutely brilliant and that negative space just makes it perfect. Very carefully drawn

  2. The black background is striking but I also love the uncoloured version. The empty space in the middle really adds interest. Love it!
    ~ joey ~

  3. I don't think I could think this hard! It had to take so much concentration to accomplish that cut out effect. Way cool!

  4. LOVE the cut out in black, your different shades of black and gray and all the circles!

  5. I love the cut outs! I've always wanted to try that, but like ecshelton said, "I don't think I could think this hard!"

  6. Beautiful. I like what you have done with the open space in the middle and the other Maryhills peeking through!