It's also nice to have examples of art for all the classes I teach. I have a 8 sized cube of white on black tiles, but decided I needed something bigger. I also wanted to add some new color and techniques to it. The piece I was replacing was 11" X 14". So I purchased a large piece of Canson Mi-teintes paper and cut it down to size. I started with the tangle, Molygon toward the center of the paper with a Sakura White gelly roll pen. Then I just started tangling, nothing planned, and using whatever tangles came to mind, of course some of my favorites! I alternated between the white pen and a Sakura Metallic Gold gelly roll pen. I have seen some really pretty color done on black recently, so I gave it a shot and added two shades of blue Prismacolor pencils to the Molygon (both the white and gold). *Tip: When adding color pencils to black paper, put down a layer of white pencil first. Then I thought it needed some touches of blue in other tangles, so I added a little for balance. I shaded with a white charcoal pencil and a zenstone. I also added just a little shading in some of the gold tangles with a gold metallic Prismacolor pencil. To complete it, I took a Sakura Stardust (clear) pen and added just a touch of that to some of the tangles for some sparkle (I love that pen!).
I mounted it in the mat and frame I had, and now I am going to hang it in my studio because I am really happy with how it turned out! That means I need to do another piece for the bathroom wall which I originally intented on replacing. Not a problem for me, I love working larger on ZIA's!
*NOTE: I always tell my students to remember the Zentangle method of art is more about the process then the product, and you can let your zentangle practice take you wherever you want. If you only like doing tile size art, that's perfectly fine! If you are inspired to do larger ZIA pieces, that's fine too. Do what you enjoy and is right for you!