Monday, March 13, 2017

The Month of Three

We're nearly halfway into March, the third month of the year, so I'm focusing on the theme of three by posting my first drawings on the fun, three-sided Zentangle tiles called 3Z. These 3.5" x 3.5" equilateral triangles are made of die cut, deckled-edged, 100% cotton archival paper.

Six tiles placed together create just one of many possible designs.

The 3Zs  have been out for a while, but last weekend was my first chance to break mine out and play. What a delightful canvas! Because the surface area is pretty small, the results develop quickly.

I love using particularly bold tangles/patterns that create strong contrasts on the value scale, and striking compositions. What's even more fun is the way you can puzzle these tiles together with different combinations for a different look. They also snug up with a good match to the standard square Zentangle tiles.

The triangular shape of these tiles just calls for a middle focal point of some kind; here I've used gemstones, a 3-d sphere, a braid-like belt, and an inverted triangle to draw in the eye.