Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Diva's Weekly Challenge #244


After 19 hours of flying, I am in Toronto. Even though I have already been on 15 airplanes this year, the long flight between Taipei and Toronto still kills me. However, I don’t want skip the challenge this week. It’s not because I love Tripoli, it’s because Tripoli let me think about some stories.

Even Rick and Maria told us how they found Tripoli, but “Tripoli” has a totally different meaning as a Zentangle pattern. Tripoli is also the capital and the biggest city of Libya. The day before I flew, there were terrorist attacks in Paris, and it made me think about Libya. I think that the Battle of Tripoli in 2011 got France more involved in the modern Middle East issue deeper than any time before. I don’t want take too serious here, but it just came to mind.

I drew this tile with Tripoli and Paris which by Ina Sonnenmoser to remember this tragedy and other tragedies. The world is not gonna be better and wars are never ending. However, we can try to do something to give life more beautiful meaning, as always.
 

Thank you for reading this heavy text. My tile is actually not like I planned it, just like every time. For me, trying to draw this pattern to the equilateral triangles means drawing it very small and this is what I want to do. So I tried to draw the Tripoli very freely on the round tiles. I like it this way.

其實是累得半死,儘管搭飛機對我來說不是什麼新鮮事,但我每次都會被台北和多倫多之間這段距離嚇到。來到這裡後我只想放空大腦,但看到這週的挑戰題目讓我想到點什麼,所以我還是畫了。 

這週挑戰單一圖樣:Tripoli。當初Lisa教我們時,我就因為個越等邊越美之提示將此圖打入冷宮,尤其是這三角形有點難收尾,所以我總是不知道何時該讓它出場。

Tripoli除了誤打誤撞是一個官方元素名稱,也是利比亞的首都名,於是我想到了當年法國為了個只有自己心裡清楚的緣由幫利比亞反抗軍打原獨裁政府的故事,利比亞人有沒有從此苦盡甘來我不知道,但法國政府莫名把自己深深卷入中東問題卻使得法國人民在13號星期五吞下了苦果。因為這個念頭忽然跳出來,讓我決定再累也要來禪繞個一張。

用了兩個元素:Tripoli和Paris,本來以為會畫得血淋淋的,不過畫完底圖後我就累了,上色時還莫名拿錯筆,用了不熟的水彩色鉛,搞得畫面很兒戲,再說Tripoli看起來實在頗為小家子氣。

索性拿起黑磚隨意畫兩張。

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful, the gold one looks very special. I too found the new Paris tangle. I agree with you we can't seem to stop the wars.

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  2. I like both versions here and I spent quite some time looking at the first one - it mesmerises me.

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  3. Thanks for sharing you thoughts and using Paris. I think you did very well.

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  4. Beautiful work! Greetings, Anja

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