Wednesday, November 25, 2015

茶色圓磚的地獄修行1。Hellish Practicing of Renaissance Zendala



結束前兩個月堪稱密集的禪繞畫課程後,我想,不如買點壓線圓磚來自我練習。由於最近迷上茶磚,所以這次帶來多倫多的是官方茶色圓磚套組,它們被裝在漂亮的鐵盒裡,很有復古感。

官方壓線圓磚顧名思義就是紙磚上已經印上創辦人之一的Maria畫的暗線,一共有9種,我本來想在兩個星期內畫過一輪,不過顯然我想太多。

壓上暗線的圓型紙磚基本上是被派來大量屠殺我腦細胞的(但並沒人叫妳畫啊XD),畫的時候要不停思考這裡要放什麼才好?平時下筆時的豪邁大受影響,畫完前兩張我就覺得自己江郎才盡了,到了第三張只剩下畫簡單線條的能力。

完全沒有放鬆和舒壓到啊啊啊(吶喊貌)!

總之,我這個沒毅力的人立馬決定暫時擱置這計劃XD

關於官方紙磚,之於一個初學者來說,我使用的頻率顯然比其他人高很多,當我告訴Sandy老師想來練習畫這一套組時,老師就問我練習就要直接用官方紙磚了嗎?畢竟一張紙磚要價20-30元之間,大多數人都覺得很貴。

不過,想想大家每天買的一杯咖啡或是手搖茶,差不多也就這個價錢,對身體健康未必有益處;又或者,再想想加拿大一張郵票約莫台幣90元,而我都不知道寄了多少張出去了,寄了就再也回不來了......

這麼一想,一張可以成為作品永流傳的紙磚,好像也還好嘛!



This week, I started to practice Renaissance Zendala with a pre-strung tile that already had the ‘inspiring string’ drawn on it.This tile comes from a set that has nine different strings in total.I would like to finish them in 2 weeks but its challenging. 



The first and second tiles already killed most of my brain cells. With string my imagination was limited and I had to think about how to draw more then before. So you can see in the third one I didn’t draw any complicated patterns anymore. I think I couldn’t do another Zendala with ‘inspiring string’ so soon again if I wanted to.

When I bought those paper tiles from my CZT, she asked me “are you sure you want to directly practice with official paper tiles? You are just starting to learn how tangling with the Renaissance tiles.” I said yes.

Most people learning Zentangle don’t like to use the official tiles because they’re too expensive, which they are, but I still like to use them. One tile costs about 1 CAD dollar; yes, it’s a lot!! However, most people in Taiwan buy a cup of bubble tea for the same price on the street everyday, and in Toronto a stamp for international postage costs over two dollars and fifty cents. Since the tea is bad for me and the stamps are gone anyways, at least a finished tile is forever. And it’s beautiful, isn’t it?


2015.11.25。

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