Proficiat voor Indy en Mazzy, wat een leuke tangle! Ik heb opnieuw aquarelverf gebruikt als achtergrond . Zingo (met een zwarte aura) lijkt een beetje verstopt achter Jetties, Tipple en Cruffle. Om de kleuren nog wat te versterken, heb ik hier en daar nog wat bijgewerkt met gewone kleurpotloden en een witte gelpen.

Congrats for Indy and Mazzy for this beautiful tangle! Again, I have used watercolours  to create the background. Zingo (with a black aura) looks a bit behind Jetties, Tipple and Cruffle. To make the colours stronger, I used also ordinary colourpencils and a white gelpen for the highlights.

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48 Comments

  1. 47

    Oh, my! Such depth and feeling through the colors, shading and highlights! A delight for the eyes, Ria. The colored pencils on watercolor work beautifully. I’ll have to try that. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration and joy you share with us.

    • 48
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Jennifer for your kind words. I agree that the colors give lovely results, it is not difficult, and always a surprise. I’m gonna explain that technique in my next post on my blog at the end of the month. When there is already watercolour on the tile, it is so easy to make the colours a bit stronger by using ordinary colorpencils.

  2. 45
    Susan Theron says:

    This is gorgeous and your tangling took on a different dimension since you started using colours. Lovely! (perhaps I must also make time to use make more colourful backgrounds)

    • 46
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Susan for this nice compliment. About two years ago, I followed a few lessons of watercolourpainting. (especially to create backgrounds) This is a very pleasant and easy technique and beautiful in combination with Zentangle. Somethimes I like to draw just black/white,or I take my colourpencils but other times I need to create more colour. It is nice to bring some variation.
      At the end of this month, I will write a post of this technique on my blog.

  3. 43
    Heike says:

    Such a gourgeous composition!

    • 44
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Heike. I saw your entry too and I do like very much your wonderful ZIngo, drawn with nice shadow on that black background.

  4. 41
    HeidiSue says:

    Oh! I just love this…you’ve matched the patterns just perfectly, and I love the colors!

  5. 39

    What a sumptuous color wash you’ve created with Zingo and your 3Z. Beautiful work.

  6. 36
    Deanne B says:

    Fabulous Zingo Ria! I love that it’s not symmetrical! Really adds to the composition. Beautiful colours you used for the background! 🙂

    • 38
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Deanne. Watercolours never disappoint me. Most of the time, I just let them flow and when the tile is dry, I see better where I have to tangle and to use a bit more the colourpencils.

  7. 35

    Oh…. so lovely! Your tile makes me think of a lovely underwater bubbly creature. I adore it! Wonderful use of color, the bold darkened aura, and highlights to make a wonderful composition.

    • 37
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you so much Holly for this nice comment, I’m very glad you like my watercolours!

  8. 33
    Trudi says:

    Beautiful as always Ria! I keep thinking I should try and make some watercolour backgrounds but I never get around to it.

    • 34
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Yes Trudi, you should try it once, using watercolours to create a background is not difficult, I just let the colours flow. Sometimes I even blow to let them flow into another direction. It is pleasant and give surprising results. Thank you for your kind comment.

  9. 31
    michele says:

    I love your Zingo 3Z Ria! The colors are stunning of course, but I really like how your patterns all play together. It’s a Knockout;-)

  10. 27
    Ilse says:

    Mooie tile! Die witte accenten zijn goed gevonden: ze geven het geheel net wat meer ‘sprankeling’.

    • 30
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Ilse, een krijtpotlood en een witte gelstift zijn voor mij onontbeerlijk voor de afwerking, zowel op zwart/wit als op kleur zorgen ze voor leuke accenten!

  11. 26

    Eine wunderschöne Dreiecks-Kachel mit einem herrlichen Aquarell-Hintergrund! Die Farbgebung gefällt mir besonders gut. Auch ich nutze oft Aquarellfarben für Hintergründe und finde die Ergebnisse immer wieder interessant und spannend.

    • 29
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Vielen Dank Margarete für ihre liebe Wörter. Und ja, Sie haben Recht: mit Aquarellfarben kann mann solche schöne unerwartete Resultate bekommen, es bleibt immer interessant und spannend! Aquarell und Zentangle ist ein besonderes gutes Duo.

  12. 25
    Jean Chaney says:

    Just gorgeous, Ria! I love the 3Z tile, the color, and how you added some other tangles to give this a totally different flavor!

    • 28
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Jean, very kind of you to give me such a nice compliment, I’m glad you like my result of this lovely tangle

  13. 21
    JillD says:

    Great tile! I like the way Zingo fans-out and the richness of the blue and green water color:)

    • 24
      Ria Matheussen says:

      What a nice sentence to say that you like my tile, thank you very much for this cmpliment.

  14. 20

    So lovely Ria! This is a special pattern and you made a special piece of art with it!

    • 23
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Anita, I’m fond of watercolours and they always give me surprising results.

  15. 19

    Wonderful tile! I love the colors and the contrast. It feels ”happy”. I love it.

  16. 17
    Duane says:

    Hi Ria, Nice to see you and your art work again. I really like your 3Z tile effort with Zingo that is dropping Cruffles and Jetties out the bottom. That is a different kind of design with a really smooth and cleanly drawn tangle. I think you included some colors on the tile as well (hard for me to tell due to color blindness), but I really like the presentation you made.

    • 18
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Zingo is a very pleasant pattern with many possibilities to variate. I like that and have tried to do so on my tile. I love to use watercolours because you never know the final result, I just let the colours flow and when the tile is dry, I see the best places to tangle on. Colours can be nice but the most important in the Zentanglemethod are the forms. To create layers, nice contrasts and shadows will give your tiles always a little extra and can be as beautiful as colored ones. I’m sorry to hear you can’t see colours but, as I said, it is not important to create nice tiles. Thank you Duane for your nice comment.

  17. 15
    chantal says:

    The watercolors enjoy the tile, i would like to do the same

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Merçi pour le compliment Chantal mais essayez une fois: user la peinture d’acquarelle n’est pas difficile pour des surfaces. (pour des fleurs ou d’autres choses c’est une grande différence) Le résultat est toujours une surprise et on peut “corriger” très facilement avec des crayons de couleurs!

  18. 13
    maddy says:

    Heb ik alweer bij mijn favorieten gezet.
    Achtergrond en combinatie is perfect.
    Dank je Ria ?

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Ik zie juist jouw comment binnenkomen. Rob heeft de computer verhoogd op ooghoogte, ik sta dus voortaan voor mijn PC, belast mijn nek en rug veel minder en zo “spaar” ik meer tijd om echt te zitten en te tekenen.
      Dit is eigenlijk een heel leuk patroontje om op aquarel te zetten en nog wat bij te kleuren met potloden. Zoals je ziet is dan bijna al heel de tile gevuld en het was direct klaar.
      Het zijn prachtige zonnige dagen bij ons, alles schiet op en ik “oogst” elke dag een klein flesje berkensap uit de berken achter ons huisje.
      Geniet van het mooie weer en bedankt voor het commentaar!

  19. 11
    Annemarie says:

    Leuk is dat toch hè, die achtergronden kleuren!? Je hebt het prachtig blauw gemaakt en de compositie is ook erg mooi.

    • 12
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Inderdaad Annemarie, af en toe gebruik ik heel graag aquarelverf, het geeft je werk net dat tikkeltje extra, dank je wel voor het compliment!

  20. 9
    Nadjezdah says:

    Very pretty! ?

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Nadjezdah, I’m so sorry that I can’t give you a comment because I’m not on social media but I wanna say by this way that I really like your beautiful and special way of drawing Zingo on that original background, your tile is well balanced with nice contrasts.

  21. 6
    Lianne says:

    A beautiful zingo tile in colour. The little hints of white really add the the finished piece.

  22. 5

    Prachtige tile en geweldige kleuren. Mooi Ria.

    • 7
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je Carmela, als ik waterverf ebruik, weet ik nooit hoe het eindresultaat eruit gaat zien maar meestal valt het mee en dat is prettig.

  23. 3
    Simone says:

    Wow Ria, what a great play with the tangles and colours! I like the dissolving of Zingo in the right…

  24. 1

    Beautiful tile! I love the colors and the strong contrast.

    • 2
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Kate, I like to use watercolours because they always give me surprising results…

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