Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Künstler - a new tangle

Cruising the Internet recently I found an interesting design by Julianna Künstler. She teaches an optical design class and shows this pattern in colored pencil. See instructions on her website here.

In ink, and in black and white, it makes a really interesting tangle. Something needs to be done in the 'pointy oval' sections that pass through the entire pattern; I chose circles with Black Pearlz. Maybe I was channeling Inapod. :) You could try something else.

I don't think it's stealing, rather adapting. 'Künstler' in German means 'artist' in English. How 'bout that? I'd like to name this design Künstler.
Tangles: Beadlines, Künstler, Posh, Providence
The piece above was done on a pre-strung Zendala tile from Zentangle. Posh didn't look as good with Künstler as I had hoped; I wanted a wobbly 'ribbon' to pass through all around. I remembered the Red Thread Challenge from a while ago, and thought perhaps I could do red 'beads'. It's not too bad.

And here's a bookmark with Künstler in one section.

20 comments:

  1. Ooooo--cannot wait to try this!!! Love it!!

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  2. Margaret, I'm always amazed at the designs you produce! The Künstler looks to me like a brand new 'being' of the best sort!
    Lynn

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  3. I ADORE coming to this blog. I am a fairly new tangler (ginnystiles.blogspot.com) and do other art as well, but if you scroll down you'll see some of my work. I follow your blog religiously because your work is so splendid and so ARTISTIC. You make Zentangle what it should be...a real art form. I am SO impressed. I love what you have done with Kunstler and have taken notes to try this myself. Simple but SO effective and I, too, love the tidbits of color thing. Thanks so much for your generous sharing!

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    1. Thank you Ginny! I've always been an artist, so have been at it a bit longer than some tanglers, but I find even beginners create some wonderful pieces. Welcome to tangle-world!

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  4. I have seen this design before, but have not tried it yet. I stored in on my
    Pinterest board. I love the design you created on the Zendala, it makes for
    an interesting piece.

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  5. I always enjoy your designs Margaret! I found a similar lesson by an art teacher at this website http://artwithmre.blogspot.com/2010/05/line-design-w-shading-steps.html and at this site http://www.teachkidsart.net/line-designs-with-shading/ Also used this pattern in one of my ZIA journal prompts http://ptrish40-zekesden.blogspot.com/2012/07/zentangle-inspired-art-prompt-29-fill.html - it is really lots of fun! Thanks for putting a name to it!

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    1. Thanks Patty, great links! Confirms that there's more than one way to get the same result, and patterns are universal. :)

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  6. Your mandala interpretation is beautiful!!! I love how you named the design :)

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  7. Dear Margaret! I love your site! Your mandala is beautiful! A nd thank you for naming the design 'Künstler' :)

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    1. Thanks Julianna, both for leaving a comment and for inspiring me!

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  8. These are awesome I'm actually inspired to create a digital version maybe?? But my prisma color pencils might be jealous ;)

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  9. I am going to join you in the Beginners lessons after the holidays and looking forward to your teaching. I am very new at tangle and it has helped my seeing things I have never before seen. I am looking forward to your lessons. I will order them today. Thank you

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  10. Hello
    I saw your blog on Stumble upon.
    I am very happy that i visited your blog . Your designs really inspired me , there can not be anything more better then this , its also amazing to see how you are giving so much variation on one base . I am really delighted to see work of such a creative person ... I wish you all the best ...
    I am so much interested in arts sometimes i draw sketches but sometimes i try some other forms ...
    if you can have a look on my blog , you will get idea ...
    http://publicawaz.blogspot.com/2014/02/lets-roll-it.html
    and i will surely try this , as you have explained with pictures , it has become so easier to understand. Thank you for such a nice sharing

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  11. Muito bacana, gostei bastante. Estou tentando fazer um.

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  12. Dear Margaret,
    Bunches of thanks for sharing your lovely works of art. I am feeling really inspired by your works. I am kinda speechless what to say about your beautiful designs.
    I want to thank Artist Julianna Kunstler through your site as i failed to do so on her site. I was amazed by her works and already produced a still life with a combined inspiration from http://krokotak.com and Kunstler.
    Have a Blessed Journey
    Thanks again.

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  13. Thank you Margaret and Dankeschön Julianna. It's a great desing and the name fits perfekt. This pattern is an artist themself. ;-)

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  14. http://www.artwithmre.com/2010/05/line-design-w-shading-steps.html

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  15. Exactly, you're very kind of us about comment!. künstler

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