I wasn't sure how to do something elephant looking, so I opted for an animal stencil that I had. I made my string to be the elephant profile. Next, I filled in the background with IX since Dilip and I both learned that new tangle at our CZT training. It seemed fitting. :-)
Then I couldn't decide if I should leave the elephant blank like a reverse silhouette or fill with tangles. I thought that leaving the tusk white was a good compromise.
This was a wonderful challenge for me to try to interpret something new into my Zentangle work. I also love playing with IX and find it so relaxing. I can't believe how close my aura lines are getting!
Dilip, thank you for the challenge. I hope that my piece is worthy of your collection. Best wishes to you on your artistic endeavor.