Indian Flower Two

This is another drawing of a flower inspired by Indian pottery.  Done on a Studio Series Artist tile with Faber Castell Pitt Pens and watercolor pencils.

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Indian Leaf Flower

This Corel Draw drawing was also inspired by the same flower.

indian flower one color

This drawing is available for you to color on the Coloring Page.

 

Recommended Audio Books

During the nice weather months, I am in my car a lot.  Last year, I started listening to audio books while driving.  Below is a list of my favorite.

  1. We Are Legion (We Are Bob), Bobiverse, Book 1 – Dennis Taylor
  2. For We Are Many, Bobiverse, Book 2 – Dennis Taylor
  3. All These Worlds, Bobiverse, Book 3 – Dennis Taylor
  4. 14 – Peter Clines
  5. The Fold – Peter Clines
  6. Paradox Bound – Peter Clines
  7. Hacker, The Outlaw Chronicles – Ted Dekker
  8. The Passage, Book 1 – Justin Cronin
  9. The Twelve (The Passage Trilogy),  Book 2 – Justin Cronin
  10. The City of Mirrors (The Passage Trilogy),  Book 3 – Justin Cronin
  11. The Graveyard – Neil Gaiman
  12. Will Save the Galaxy for Food – Yahtzee Croshaw
  13. The Time Keeper – Mitch Albom
  14. Forbidden, The Book of Mortal, Book 1 – Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
  15. Mortal, The Book of Mortal, Book 2 – Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
  16. Sovereign, The Book of Mortal, Book 3 – Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
  17. Dead Men Can’t Complain and Other Stories – Peter Clines
  18. I Can Only Imagine: A Memior – Bart Millard

This list may change, since I am still listening and driving.  Currently, I listing to Scott Meyer’s book “Off To Be a Wizard”.   If the author keeps up the good work, it will make the list.

Ray Porter has become my favorite narrator, thanks to Bobiverse.  Searching for books narrated by Ray Porter is how I found Peter Clines’ books.

Indian Flower Design

The inspiration for today drawing comes from an Indian pottery dish that I saw at a museum.  It was done on a white Studio Series Artist Tile with Faber Castell Pitt pens and watercolor.

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Indian Flower One

I ran out of time trying to recreate the design on the computer, but I did enjoy coloring what I created.

indian attempt one

Mandala Kind of Day

The first mandala is 6.25″ x 6.25″ drawing done with Sargent Glitter Gel Pens.  The second mandala was done on a 3.5″ x 3.5″ Studio Series Artist tile using Sakura gel pen and Sargent Neon Gel Pens.  The Sakura white gel pen shows up best on black paper.  The last drawing was create in Corel Draw, export as a bitmap, and colored in Microsoft Paint.

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Mandala – April 15

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Dot Swirl

AofC Hexagon Color 1

AofC Hexagon Shades

Art of Concentration: Day 14

Let’s relax, create some beautiful pieces, and work on our concentration skills.

The Art of Concentration rules are:

  1. Draw lines on a page.  Straight line, squiggly lines, circles, squares, triangles, stars, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section a different color.  Start anywhere.  Use any color.  Typical you will only have a black pen or a pencil, those are fine.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

Today’s line drawing:

AofC circles

The line drawing are create in Corel Draw which is a great tool for creating anything from scratch. I do not use Photoshop for these drawing, because it is not a photo.  After I am happy with the drawing, I export as a Bitmap.  It would be time consuming to create each section for coloring in Corel Draw.  Microsoft Paint is used to color the bitmap. If I wanted a gradient of colors in each section of the drawing, I would do that in Corel Draw.

Example 1:

Aof C circles color 1

Example 2:

Aof C circles color 2

Example 3:

Aof C circles color 3

All of the line drawing, done by hand, were done 14 days ago, and one was colored each day. It provided me time to work on other projects.

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Art of Circles

Click here for a PDF version on today’s line drawing. You can also download any of my line drawing from the Coloring Page.

Art of Concentration: Day 13

Today’s line drawing is made up of hearts.

AofC hearts

The Art of Concentration rules are:

  1. Draw lines on a page.  Straight line, squiggly lines, circles, squares, triangles, stars, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section a different color.  Start anywhere.  Use any color.  Typical you will only have a black pen, or a pencil, those are fine.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

My first color choice:

AofC hearts color 1

My second color choice:

AofC hearts color 2

Today’s hand drawing:

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Hearts Apart

You can download a PDF version of the line drawing on the Coloring Page, or click here.

Art of Concentration: Day 12

Another spiral!  Why?  Because figuring things out, what works and doesn’t work is fun.  I have fun drawing spirals and making something of them.

Below is today’s line drawing:

AofC another spiral

I learned that using two colors with at line drawing was impossible.  Three colors would be difficult, not impossible, but fun. The first approach to coloring the line drawing was to color the individual square (or four point stars) with a different set of colors, but still following the rules.

The Art of Concentration rules are:

  1. Draw lines on a page.  Straight line, squiggly lines, circles, squares, triangles, stars, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section.  Start anywhere.  Use any color.  Typical you will only have a black pen, or a pencil, those are fine.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

AocC another spiral color 2

You probably did not notice, but I tried to use a pattern for the colors.  Here is the pattern I choose for the second color drawing.  It is easier to show you than explain.

AofC color example one

The vertical and horizontal pattern was: pink, blue, and white.  Picking a pattern, made it easier to color without having the same color sections touching.

The results:

AocC another spiral color 1

With the hand drawing, I used the four colors: pink, blue, purple and gray, and changed to a darker color as it got closer to the center.

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Around the Spiral

You can download a PDF version of the line drawing from the Coloring Page, or click here.

Art of Concentration: Day 11

Today’s Art of Concentration experiment did not go well.  Not well at all.  Below is the line drawing.  It is a nice line drawing made up of spirals, or swirls, or curls, whatever you would like to call them.

AofC swirls and curls

It is impossible to use only two colors in the drawing and still follow the rules.  Using three colors is possible, but difficult.  Spiral are meant to be continuous.

The Art of Concentration rules are:

  1. Draw lines on a page.  Straight line, squiggly lines, circles, squares, triangles, stars, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section.  Start anywhere.  Use any color.  Typical you will only have a black pen, or a pencil, those are fine.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

The colored drawing came out nice, but there were several restarts.  That is what is good with coloring on the computer.

AofC swirls and curls color 1

PDF version of the line drawing created in Corel Draw is available for download on the Coloring Page or you can click here.