Large Mandala 13

I wanted to create something very colorful. I wanted it to feature the five-petal flowers I drew when I was younger. It was drawn on a 16″x20″ black art board using Sakura Moonlight pens. I used every color in the set plus their white pens.

Detail view

Ink Drawings

As a gift, I received a set of Calligraphy Ink with Glass pens. I could have used them in calligraphy, but instead I decided to see how well they did with drawing. Below is a picture of one of the sets I received.

The first thing I did with the ink was to determine the exact color. I did this putting all the colors on a sample sheet. I’ve learned opening a bottle is messy. It contains a little stopper and while removing it you will get ink all over your hands. My solution was to open the bottles using rubber gloves and a baby wipe. Below are my drawings. I wanted to use every color on both drawings.

January’s Tiles

For January, I drew on two tiles per day. One tile was white and one tile black. Some were nice, some were not so nice. Below are the better tiles. I used Studio Series Artist’s Tiles, Micron pen on white, and Sakura pens on black. Shading with a pencil made some of the tiles beautiful.

Tangles of Tangles

This drawing was done on 16″x20″ watercolor art board using Faber Castell watercolor pens and Pigma Mircon Pens. I tested several other pens and these did the best on this drawing. Several of the tangles I learned from Zentangles and tangles site. A few I created myself.

Waves

My goal for the year is to finish all the projects that I have started. This project I started in October. I was doing the my version of Inktober by drawing daily in my sketch pad during October. I drew the outline for this design and then I had to make a large drawing. This drawing was done on 16″x20″ art board using Sharpies, Faber Castell pens, and Sakura Metallic Pens. After the initial drawing and coloring, I know it needed something more. Months later, I settle on the “more” I wanted to add. It is based off Zentangle’s Crescent and variation of Paradox.

Inktober 2019

Here is my Inktober Drawing for 2019.  It was done on a 20×16 Bristol Board.  I used the Zentangle method for the drawing.  I marked the four corner, drew wavy lines and circles.  I made sure there was 31 sections and use the 2019 Zentangle Inktober list to fill one section a day.  On October 31, I shaded all section of the drawing.  Below is the results.

20191122_155116.jpg I also did mini (3.5″ x 3.5″) drawings for Inktober.  I used the list provided by Pattern-Collection website.  Those drawings are on the Drawings page.

 

Large Colorful Mandala 10

Flowers and more flowers. Done with Derwent Inktense Pencils on 16″ x 20″ Carson Artboard. Inktense is like watercolor pencils, the only difference is once water is applied, it’s permanent. One tip I used was, if you outline in color pencils, it will help with the bleeding. So, I used Prismacolor pencil on the outline.