In this week’s It’s a String Thing Royal Zentangle Challenge #141, Adele Bruno challenged tanglers to honor Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday using royalty inspired tangles and a string pattern that resembled the number 90. The tangles we could include are:
- Queen’s Crown by Suzanne McNeill (step outs and tips provided by Adele here)
- Baton by CZT Carole Ohl of Open Seeds
- MA-XIII by Chantal Florin, a tangle inspired by a gothic cathedral
When I first completed my tile (top photo), I thought it was okay but missing contrast. In this second photo I’ve added more darks and shading to give it more oomph.
Which one do you like better? Version 1 (light) or Version 2 (dark)? Let me know in comments!