Saturday, July 5, 2014

Paint Blob or Ink Blown Strings to Get Tangled Up With

Try this: create a string using watercolor or ink. Then tangle away!
One of the swaps in the ZIA Yahoo Group for July begins in this manner, by creating a string using a nice juicy blob of paint or a delicious drop of ink.
Next a straw is used to blow the liquid to spread a string around on your tile.
Once the paint or ink has dried, begin to add tangles.

Remember making these blown art paintings as a kid? Fun, fun fun!

Green Watercolor on Tan tile (3.5"x 3.5")

After moving the paint by blowing through a straw.

I decided I wanted to try another one on the tan tile using pink.

A little gentle tapping gets any puddles of paint to move along on the paper.

Samples that I completed a little bit ago.

This was done in a journal and is larger than 3.5" x 3.5"
Do I see T-Rex in there?

Have fun with this. I hope you decide to join the swap at the Zentangle Inspired Art Group on Yahoo.

Monday, February 17, 2014

In the Style of Cubism - Swap

I joined an ATC swap on the Zentangle Inspired Art Site - which challenged participants to use tangles in the style of cubist art. Since I love cubist art I had to go for this one.

There is a wonderful video on Youtube that demonstrates an easy approach to cubism. I love it! Easy for all of us, right?

Take a Look at "Grade School Cubist Lesson"

I tried various shapes; leaves, a bird, and pears. Then I followed the steps in the video pretty much except for inserted tangles into the art work.

For color I experimented with Prismacolor, Tombow, and Copic markers. I shaded some of the pieces done with Prismacolor and Copics with pencil. Tombow markers were used on the pears and the second bird attempt. An aquabrush was used to blend the  Tombows and achieve some shading. If you haven't tried Tombows I can highly recommend it!

Here are samples of how I played. Off to get my swaps in the mail!

Prismacolor Art Markers, Micron Pigma, Pencil

Micron Pigma, Tombow Markers

Prismacolor Markers, Micron Pigma, Pencil

Prismacolor Markers, Micron Pigma, Pencil

Micron Pigma, Tombow Markers

Micron Pigma, Tombow Markers

The fish is more ITSO Picasso