This week I incorporated two challenges in my tile: the Diva's Weekly Challenge: #204 "Year of the Goat" and at Suzy Mosh Creations: "That's New to Me!" Weekly Challenge #7: "S".
For the Diva's challenge we are to use a goat in our tile from the Chinese Zodiac 2015 "Year of the Goat" in celebration of Chinese New Year. I chose to use a Sea Goat Constelation or Capricorn the Goat for my tile. I found a template that I could trace and transfer to my tile using a No. 2 pencil and tracing paper. I chose tangle patterns: 'Nzeppel, a Zentangle®-original tangle designed by Maria Thomas; Scallops by Suzanne McNeill; and Starawn by Judy Murphy. I embellished the patterns with swirls and dots.
In the second challenge we are to use at least one "New to Me" pattern starting with the letter "S". I chose to draw the pattern Starawn by Judy Murphy. I really enjoyed drawing the pattern and thought it gave my Sea Goat Constelation art just the right touch.
I enjoyed doing this tile and loved how the colors and pattern choices gave my art a whimsical feel. I'm definitely going to use these patterns again.
I used Sakura Pigma Micron pens (.01 & .005) in sepia, green, blue and purple. I used a 3.5 x 3.5 Zentangle® tile.