Circles Make Flower

There are 25 circles which makes this flower drawing.  It was colored in a pattern.  Can you tell what the pattern was?

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The drawing was done on a Studio Series Artist tile with Faber Castell Pitt Pen and Prismacolor pencils.

The pattern was two part:  Areas that do not overlap, were not colored; and the lighter shades of colors were connected.

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 8

I must be crazy for drawing so many lines on a page and than coloring them.  And, on top of it all, doing two drawings.  I must be crazy.  However, they were so much fun.

That is probably another rule of Art of Concentration – have fun.  Enjoy what you are doing.

The Art of Concentration rules are:

  1. Draw lines on a page.  Circles, squares, squiggly lines, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section.  Start anywhere.  Use any color.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

The first drawing was a small drawing.  It has a simple flower in the middle with a bunch of lines going through it.

AofC flower x-treme

There are some many colors that could be added to this line drawing.  The first example started out as a simple black and white, but I could not leave it as that.  The gray background the flower jump off the page.

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The colored version is very busy, it draws your eye all around the drawing.  It reminds me of a out country kitchen pattern.

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Below is the hand drawing of the x-treme flower.  It was done on a Studio Series Artist tile with Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Crayola markers.

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Boxed Flower

Even though this Mandala started out as a sketch, I thought I could not do it justice on paper, so I put it in Corel Draw, increase the size to 8.5″ squared, and drew circles to the extreme.

AofC Mandala

From the center, a beautiful flower appeared.  There are so many way this could be colored, so many possibilities.  After creating a bitmap and using Microsoft Paint to color it, below is the results at my first attempt to color the Mandala.  The black background made the color more vibrant.

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AofC Mandala

PDF versions of the today’s line drawings are available on the Coloring Page for downloading.  Starting with today, I will put the newest drawings at the top of the page.

Sketch Book – Volume One

My sketch book is full of drawings.  At least one practice drawing daily for 4 months.  To celebrate, I drew on the cover.  Some of the drawing are good.  Some of the drawing are poor.  It is now a good reference if I need a idea or a pattern.

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New sketch book start tomorrow.

 

Mini Mandi Star

It’s Spring.  It’s Easter week.  Most pastel colors to celebrate.

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This mini mandala was done on a Studio Series Artist tile using a compass, protractor, ruler, mechanical pencil, and Sakura gel pens.

 

 

Blanket Weave

Blanket Weave, because is just looks so comfy.  It is based on Karenann Young’s Weave pattern (Joy of Zentangle) and Zentangle pattern Bales.

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Drawing was done on a white Studio Series Artist tile using many different pens.  Prismacolor pencil was used to outline the red areas.  I read that using a color pencil will help prevent color from markers, especially alcohol markers, from bleeding into other areas.  Chameleon Pens were used in the red area from shading and the area outside the center area for shading and the border.  Pigma Micron and Sakura pens were used for drawing the lines.  Faber Castell Pitt Pens were used for some of the shading.  An easer and blender were used to soften the color pencil lines.

Note about Chameleon pens:  I have not gotten the hang of them yet.  They tend to bleed through most paper, so use a piece of paper behind the art work.  The markers will bleed badly, unless you use paper designed for alcohol markers.  They do shade well and they were a life saver on my Christmas Card project.

Blooming Into Spring

It’s spring! To celebrate here is little touch of spring.

Drawn on a Studio Series Artist Tile using Micron pens. Colored with cheap gel pen because I had places to be and things to do. See it’s a pretty day. The gel pen are probably going in the garbage because I can not trust them to do their job.

I see I missed some swirlies. I will add them tomorrow.