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Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Tangle Pattern Cirquare #Zentangle #TanglePatterns #Rhodiarama

If you are here looking for the Rhodiarama Notebook giveaway, please go here.  (It ends tomorrow at 11:59 PM PST)

As always, if you know of an existing tangle pattern that is the same, please let me know so I can give credt.


Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

The Daily New Tangle Challenge
"It's a String Thing" #130
How to Draw Gems for Zentangling
Ben Kwok Template: Chinese Dragon
Tangle Patterns: Tangle Refresher 121
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern - W3
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -W4
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -3D-Room
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -Xadent
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern - Ponio
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern - POKEROOTY
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern - XO
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -0800
禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -YAYA
Heart Offset PATTERN
Baubles, a Fun Little Tangle
How to draw CAMELİA tangle pattern
How to draw ELVEN tangle pattern
How to draw HAMADOX tangle pattern
Weekly Zentangle Roundup #258

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
Journal52 Prompt #6: Beneath your Feet OR Above your Head
Gratitude52 Weekly Prompt #5: Books

Watercolor Painting - Bird Demo
Using Gesso in your Art Journal
Beautiful, Easy Background Washes

Life Imitates Doodles & Exaclair Giveaway: 5 Large Turquoise Rhodiarama Notebooks
Carta Bella Giveaway - "Amour" Ephemera pack
Test drive a pocket Habana notebook
Jetpens Coloring Book Giveaway-Laurence King Secret Garden or Enchanted Forest Coloring Book

Pen & Ink
Review: TWSBI Vac Mini Fountain Pen - Broad

Coloring Books from Libraries & Museums for #ColorOurCollections Week

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sandy River Study in Contour Drawing & Values #Watercolor #KDAllegriClass #PrimaryTriad

You may have noticed that I'm really into painting birds at the moment.  This kind of thing happens to me a lot--I sort of obsess over something, and it's like my brain doesn't want to focus on anything else.

Our first day of class, we did contour line drawings and value studies of a photograph that the teacher, Kathy Delumpa Allegri, had taken along the Sandy River, and then did a quick painting.

But I had bird brain.  This should have been an easy little sketch for me to paint.  I've done lots of
paintings like this.  But no.  I struggled and did three versions before coming up with one that I'm even marginally happy with.

It's all in my head and just goes to show.  No matter how much you paint and how often you try not to judge your work, there are just times when you your brain and your muse don't get along, lol!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Journal52 2016 Week 5-Psychedlic #Journal52, #ArtJournaling #Gellyrolls

I've always admired the brilliant splashes of color that you see in the oil paintings of Leonid Afremov.  And when I saw that the alternate week 5 prompt from Journal52 was Psychedelic, I thought I'd try to emulate the look using Gellyroll pens in my Pentalic Traveler Midnight Sketchbook.

Not too bad.  I wasn't sure how to handle the reflections in the wet pavement though so I'll have to work on that.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Long Tailed Tit - 52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorBirds #ArtJournal

If you are here looking for the Rhodiarama Notebook giveaway, please go here.

Busy week, last week.  I decided to keep things simple, and do more of a watercolor sketch for my '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds' entry.

Colors used: Quiller Ultramarine Blue, Magenta, Permanent Green Light with a light glaze of Cadmium Yellow.  Brush: Silver Black Velvet Round Size 6.  Done in a Global Art Materials Watercolor Hand*Book.