My Tangle for Day 3 of the Inktober Tangles 2019 Challenge

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My third tangle for this fun Challenge

Inktober is an online event where artists all over the world challenge themselves by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

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How I did my tangle for Day 3

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This is a tricky tangle so I first needed to practice it!
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I sprayed the paper with water from a mini spritzer bottle then swirled red and purple watercolours to form a loose circle allowing the colours to do their own thing.
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I began tangling using the tangle pattern chosen for us for Day 3 which is “Toodles”. You can see the steps for how to draw this tangle at Tanglepatterns.com.

As the background was quite dark I felt the shapes were not prominent enough with just the black outline so I decided to add some highlights using a white prismacolor pencil and this worked really well. I also added little white dots for additional interest using a uniball pen.

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For more finishing touches I added lines, dots and little delicate branches to the dribbled paint parts and this one has ended up looking like a tree as well. I love how this turned out even although I found this tangle quite complicated at the start.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my process and I’ll be continuing to share my daily tangles with you throughout the Inktober Tangles 2019 Challenge. If you love to colour and tangle why not do the Challenge yourself? To find out more visit the Group on Facebook.

My tangle for Day 3 of the Inktober Tangles 2019 Challenge using the Toodles pattern onto watercolour. #InktoberTangles2019 #inktober2019 #zentangle #zentangleart #tanglepatterns
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I have been an art teacher for over 20 years and now teach extra-curricular art to children in my home studio. As well as producing my own fine art and gifts in my online shops I provide art and craft resources to all creatives and teachers.

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