The new focustangle in Square One is Ix. Last time I tried it (several months ago) I actually didn´t like the pattern. I really don´t know why, because similar patterns are true favourites of mine. So I started it all up in my sketchbook:
This is a scanned version. I used my fountainpen, Lamy, and shaded with graphite 2B. The other patterns are: Tipple, Hollibaugh,Msst, Black Perfs and Kassandra (my own pattern. This time I felt a little bit more relaxed doing it. I guess I need to keep it in focus for a week or so to overcome my resistance! Here comes the tile I made after my first drawing:
I started with Rain, a tangle I learned in the beginning of my zentangle-journey. I haven´t done Rain so much. To me it is a dramatic pattern and it has a touch of anger in it! Today it was the right day for some aggressivity. Then Ix could join in the background which made me feel a lot better about that pattern! Tipple and Cruffle (Sandy Hunter) is also following in the bottom underneath. This tile will also work as a third entry to Diva´s challenge no. 268! I also used string 113. That string was perfect fit to my mood today!