Friday, December 5, 2014

Rag Doll

"The guy's only doing it for some doll."    Guys and Dolls

When I saw the Diva challenge for this week, by guest blogger Emily Classon, CZT, I didn't think I was going to participate. The challenge is to be inspired by dolls and "awaken your inner child, and add some playtime to your tangling with a doll-shaped string, a tangled paper doll chain, or a tangled fabric doll." But as I thought about it more, something came to mind... those adorable tangle folk created by Billie Lauder, CZT. They would definitely qualify as doll-like. 

I created a few of these a while back, probably a couple of years ago, but had not made any since then. Here is my first one for the challenge. I added a "face" to mine, as primitive as it may be, which Billie does not do when she makes her tangle folk. This one has been picking flowers.



My second one is in the middle of a kickball game.



These tangle folk really are so much fun to draw. My favorite part is tangling the hair in wild and crazy hair styles. Maybe I will start a sketchbook dedicated solely to these cute "dolls"! If you're interested in trying them yourself, you can find Billie demonstrating them here. It's a very long video of various Zentangle ideas that you may also be interested in, but the section on tangle folk begins at 10:35 into the video. Enjoy!


22 comments:

  1. Wow, I LOVE these dolls with their funny faces and hair. Very well done.

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  2. These are great, I love them both and couldn't choose a favourite. Such fun.

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    1. Thanks Christine. my favorite is the second one I think.

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    1. Thanks Antonine. The hair is the most fun part for me.

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  4. These are adorably quirky. Great technique with the tangles too

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  5. Thank you so much for the lead link to Billie's how to. These little ladies are adorable!!! And Ioved how the string is their body! Your's are simply precious!! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thanks Annette. I hope you're going to try them.

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  6. How fun a playful! These dolls are so expressive! Nice jow with the tangles too. Bravo!

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  7. Beautiful !
    Love the hair, and love the lively expression in their faces.

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  8. I love your tangle folk! Looks like a fun thing to try. They are so well done and I love the movement in them.

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  9. thank you for the inspiration to try this... love yours.

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  10. Caren, I love them! Your folk are fantastic. I have had a lot of fun playing with Billie's tangle folk. Doesn't Bunzo make the best hair? Thank you for playing with my challenge this week. :-)

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    1. Thanks for the challenge Emily. It was a lot of fun.

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