Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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 (only 80 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

Ok, then.  I have completed some shading so you can compare with the next image down from here and see which looks better.  Thank you for your input.

Monday, March 27, 2017


WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, ZENTANGLE BLOG.......WHERE ZENTANGLES LIVE...
 (only 81 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

Really now, it's March 27th ??  Where did this month go???  It's true what they say, "The older you get, the faster it goes".... sounds like a slippery slope to me.  oh well.  Today, for the very young Diva, we are doing Diva #309 which is the tangle Noom (moon spelled backward).  So that is what I have done here.  I think I might have made the background too dark and I think it drowns out the main tangle, and I think Noom needs an aura inside it as I have done here.  What do you think?





Friday, March 24, 2017


WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, ZENTANGLE BLOG.......Where Zentangles live...           

 (only 84 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

I have made a special tile because I just saw the Newsletter from Zentangle where it showed their latest new original tangle called Noom.  I was so excited to draw this up and play some with it so I made a tile for it and I threw in another one from Zentangle.   Such as, Waybop, Noom, and Patience by CZT® Jody Genovese.








Ok, today I made a special tile in celebration of Ria Mathesson's new tangle that appeared recently on www.tanglepatterns.com.  It's called Nouvart and I drew my interpretation of that tangle by Ria.  This is for you, Ria, I hope you like it:





Monday, March 20, 2017


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 (only 89 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)


Hey everyone...today March 20 (first day of Spring - in the Northern Hemisphere) and we have a new challenge by our unfortunate Diva (who's been really sick lately).  She said to draw our "MacNcheese" tangle(s), our go-to tangles.  So, since Rick and Maria released a new tangle to us called Waybop, I have drawn that a kazillion times...ok, maybe a hundred times...anyway, I just love to draw that tangle and I have done it differently most every time trying to make it mine.  Sorry Rick and Maria, I am stealing it away... it is such a great tangle to draw, and I'm drawn to it, too.  So that's what I did for today's challenge, only I have included my variations to it as you can see below:  (drum roll, please)


I call it....Waybop Supernova....

Friday, March 17, 2017


WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, ZENTANGLE BLOG.......Where Zentangles live...           

 (only 92 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

I had seen a Zendala on someone's website made of, primarily, Paradox so I wanted to try that because I haven't done so in the past and I have been drawing Paradox to find all the different ways to draw it but on the regular square tile.  So here is my work on a Zendala with Paradox, Betweed, Waybop, and variation of Hamail.



Thursday, March 16, 2017


WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, ZENTANGLE BLOG.......Where Zentangles live...           

 (only 93 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

  Here is my entry for MadebyJoey's weekly challenge (# 156) for this week, sorry, I'm late with it.
Since there were so many tangles starting with K, I decided to draw them in my sketchbook so I could do so many more than on my tiles.  I have the letter K done in Kuzek (I wrote these on the page, but I don't think they can be seen in this picture), I have Kuke at the top, Kollide, Knot Rickz, and Kiss as was done by Joey to start all this.  On the first leg of the K, I was trying to do Kuzek, but instead I kept drawing Cadent (by habit).  They are so similar.





Monday, March 13, 2017


WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, ZENTANGLE BLOG.......Where Zentangles live...           

 (only 96 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)


This is my endeavor to complete the Diva #307 Challenge for this week.  I thought I would try to adapt one of the Opus designs for the background to show off Zingo that Mazzy and Indy came up with.  When it came to shading this one, I used a Pentel Metallic (silver) Gel for the shading instead of graphite.  Let me know how that looks, please.


Here are some tiles that I have been playing with tangles and how they work (or how they could be bent to my wishes..(hehehe) ).


Here is an adaptation of Waybop.

...and this one is some other Waybops with a Waybop sun and Fescue.