Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

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

Zentangle
Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
Weekly Challenge #92: Tangle with M-N-O

Strings
Pattern-Collections Weekly String #31

Videos
Pointu
Fungees - a daily tangle
Daily Tangle - Wiking
Daily Tangle - Golven
Daily Tangle - Sanibelle
How To Draw 5C Aura Tangle Pattern - Lesson 29

New Patterns
Olivas
Apcorg
Asamblea
How to Draw Iriemon
How to Draw Satsu
Starfish-Flower Pattern
Waterfall Fantasy Step-out

Other
TanglePatterns: Tangle Refresher #154
Stones on Toned Tan Paper

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Painting Dolphins in Watercolor
Double Sided Crepe Paper Anemones
Daisy Yellow Art Journaling-Wonder31 #18: Circles
The TagAlong, A Folded Pocket Book
Sakura - Easy DIY Cherry Blossoms Fluid Acrylic Poured Painting Technique

Giveaways
Win a spot in the Wild Intuitive Journaling online class
Carta Bella Paper Giveaway-Metropolitan Girl Collection
The Postman's Knock Giveaway-wooden oblique pen, a Nikko G nib, & a nib tin
Jetpens Giveaway-set of Pilot G-Tec-C gel pens

Reviews
Fountain Pen Review: BENU Classic Ghost White Silver
Huion L4S Light Pad Review + 3 Useful Tracing Techniques
Why keep a paper notebook in a digital age

Friday, April 28, 2017

Waterfall Fantasy Step-out and sneak peek of Step-outs to Come #FantasyStepOut #Zentangle #FantasyPattern

Here's another pattern in my series of fantasy step-outs (I'll probably end up calling these something else eventually).

These aren't tangle patterns, though I'm using the familiar step-out technique to show you how to do them.  But then Walter Foster books, and others, have been using this kind of technique forever.  As you'll see in the drawing below the step-out, I plan to do several other step-outs so you can draw your own fantasy landscapes.


Here are a couple of drawings I did - drawing them to an inner dialogue, where I thought about the possible step-outs I wanted to do, and ideas I wanted to convey.  These weren't drawn with artistic ideals in mind, just what I thinking about as I drew and colored.  Some of the step-outs may end up with different names, or I might decide not to do them, in favor of something else that occurs to me.

Some of these step-outs were created with something specific in mind.  In the case of Sun Arrows, I'm hoping it will help make shading easier.  Other step-outs are just fun.  Some will change a lot, such as fox.  I'll need to do more of these kind of drawings to help me flesh out just what I want to do.


Other Fantasy Step-outs
Popcorn Tree and Popcorn Leaves
Hummingbird
Chick and Bunny
Waterfall
Sun Arrows
Petal Plant

Thursday, April 27, 2017

52 Weeks of Watercolor Painting 2017 No.13 #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorPainting #StillmanAndBirn

I used a technique that I saw somewhere (and I wish I had kept the link or written the name of the book where I found it).  You splatter masking fluid at random, let it dry and paint a wash of watercolor over it.  When that wash dries, you splatter more masking fluid, and repeat.  Once you've finished you remove the masking fluid and have splatters of underlying color.

I need to practice my splattering methods, but I like the effect.



I'm using a Stillman and Birn 9x12 Beta series wirebound sketchbook for all my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paintings 2017'.

The brushes used were Silver Black Velvet Rounds, size 8 and 16 and a Princeton Snap brush round size 4 for lifting color and small detail. The pigments used were Daniel Smith Wisteria, Mijello Mission Gold Cobalt Blue, Permanent Rose, Bamboo Green, Viridian, Ivory Black and Lemon Yellow,

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

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

Zentangle
Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
joey's weekly tangle challenge #162

Videos
Quadrose
Daily Tangle - Huggins-W2
Daily Tangle - Peek-a-boo-daisy
How to Draw LilyPads Tangle Pattern ~ Lesson 27
How to Draw Tangle Pattern Ditto ~ Lesson 28
Diary of Tangles Week 16 - Integrating Zentangles with a Dragonfly and Bleeding Hearts

New Patterns
How to Draw Flec

Other
Celebrate May with Birthstone Emeralds! How to Draw Doodle Zen Gems Tutorial

Tutorials
Easy Lavender Impressionist Acrylic Tutorial
Painting Basics: How to Hold a Brush
Journal52 Week 17
Giant Paper Tulip Bulb
10-MINUTE DIY JEWEL GEMSTONE SOAPS
Create Your Own Freehand Brush Script

Giveaways
The Unbelievable Testors Spring Spray Chalk Giveaway
Two-Tray Tool Box Giveaway from Creative Options
Polymer Book Pendants Online and TWO Giveaways
Graphic45 giveaway-Win one of three $30 scrapping prize packs
The Pen Company Daily Giveaways – National Stationery Week 2017
The FrugalCrafter Stamp Giveaway

Reviews
Baron Fig Confidant in Plus and Pocket Sizes
Huion L4S Light Pad Review + 3 Useful Techniques
Review: Rotring ArtPen Calligraphy Pen Set

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

52 Weeks of Watercolor Painting 2017 No.12 #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorPainting #StillmanAndBirn

I've decided that the new Princeton Snap brushes I'm using are not a good choice for the Stillman & Birn Beta paper.  They are stiff enough that they leave lines (which might be good if you are trying for an inscribed look), and seem to dissolve some of the paint from previous layers when you add glazes.  It's more apparent when I'm using the larger size brushes like the size 16 and 20 rounds.

This isn't entirely the fault of the brushes.  Both of those things are also an attribute of the paper, which I'm aware of, and try to incorporate into the techniques I use with this paper.  However, the combination seems to be too much of same thing.  So I'm going back to my Silver Black Velvet brushes for my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paper' series.


I'm using a Stillman and Birn 9x12 Beta series wirebound sketchbook for all my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paintings 2017'.

The brushes used were Princeton Snap brushes 3/4 inch flat, and Sizes 4 & 20 Round. The pigments used were Sennelier Primary Yellow, Indian Yellow, Sennelier Orange, Sap Green and Daniel Smith Lunar Blue.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

52 Weeks of Watercolor Painting 2017 No.11 #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorPainting #StillmanAndBirn

I'm so behind with my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paintings'.  By more than a month!  I've been spending too much time with reviews and ballpoint drawings - but I've been having fun!



I'm using a Stillman and Birn 9x12 Beta series wirebound sketchbook for all my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paintings 2017'.

The brushes used were a Princeton Snap 3/4 inch flat and Size 20 Round. The Mijello Mission Gold watercolors used were Bamboo Green, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Yellow Light and Cobalt Blue.

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

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays Zentangle Challenges The Daily New Tangle ...