Challenge #89: UMT v. IX: "Sankegg"

This week's challenge #89: UMT v. IX: "Sankegg".It was inspired by the world's largest Pysanka Egg Laura and her family saw on their way back from Edmonton.  Laura posted a picture putting out the challenge to anyone wanting to figure out the Y pattern on the Egg and deconstruct it. Maria Vennekens, CZT from the Netherlands emailed the breakout instructions for the tangle she named Sankegg the next day.

Not one of my all time faves but it was interesting. I found it very challenging (not enough room for the wonkiness of my style, I'm not a straight-line gal!). Many renditions later... I finally came up with something I didn't totally hate.

I started this tile with a zig-zag string, created a triangle crescent moonish tangle with lot's of auras on one end. Next, an unsuccessful attempt at Sankegg with triangle (morphed into little dangling spears). Since there are no mistakes in the Zentangle process, I went with it and embellished. When in doubt, embellish and shade the heck out of it! FINALLY, a tangle that actually resembled Sankegg, added Paradox in the negative spaces, some curvelinear Hollibaugh and Tipple to offset the spikey tangles, topped off with a little Zedbra to balance and add contrast. Voila!


9 comments:

  1. I really admire this (and your description of how you completed it)! Love how your Sankegg morphs into holibaugh but am really most taken with your spears - they are really neat! You always do such great shading too!

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  2. You made something very beautiful out of this challege. I do like it!

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  3. You did a very nice piece for not being a straight line girl and I had to laugh about your shading comments - oh so true! Really like they way this one grew and turned out so well.

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  4. Danni, this is a fantastic tile! I love how you have used Sankegg....like stars they shine out beautifully!

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  5. Very clever way to fit in paradox!

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  6. Wow! A beautiful glimpse of outer space. Well done!

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  7. It's helpful that you explained your process of starting/finishing this tile. Your final rendition of Sankegg is a good one! I'm liking your approach and final product very much.

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  8. Beautiful--really love the flow from one tangle to the next and the way you have described your process as well. Very helpful info, especially for those like me very new to zentangle.

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  9. This is so wonderful! I love your spears. This somehow has an outerspace feel?? maybe rocket shapes. i don't know, but i really like it.

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