Mooka in Black 2 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher


Mooka in Black 2 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher copyright 2014

Mooka in Black 2 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014

Yes I am continuing to explore Mooka in Black using the White Sakura Gelly Roll and General’s white pastel pencil.  See the previous post for hints and tips on using white pen on black.

This post explores combining leaf and floral botanicals with stylized Mooka Shapes and I am quite pleased with the results.

Botanicals are my things and I enjoy pushing boundaries of Zentangle by inventing my own personalized botanical shapes that are repeated across the overall design.  As you view the tiles you will see repeating design elements.  It is part of my process to test similar shapes over and over to see how different configurations work.

I like a 6×6″ size as it gives me just a little bit more room to play with organic forms.

Each tile is done on the 6×6″ Strathmore’s Black Artist Tiles made from their Artagain coal black paper using Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and General’s White Pastel Pencil.  It is one of my favorite black paper surfaces because of how the pen glides across the smooth surface of the paper.

Mooka in Black 4 by Sharla R. Hicks copyright 2014

Mooka in Black 4 by Sharla R. Hicks ©2014

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4 thoughts on “Mooka in Black 2 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher

  1. lacey

    oh, i just don’t like you any more!!! those are fabulous!! i really don’t like working on the black tiles black very well, i think mine always look muddled but yours are gorgeous!!. so delicate, perhaps it’s the paper. i may have to try the strathmore. i’m like you, mooka is my go-to tangle. i love yours!!

    1. Sharla Hicks Post author

      Black is really a lot of fun and worth a revisit now and then to see how far you have come. I have found that each time I visit black backgrounds, I learn something new and each one shows growth.


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