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.
Here is my 2019 Christmas Card.
Here is my latest mandala. It was done on 16″ x 20″ Black Art Board using Sakura Moonlight pens.
It glows under a black light.
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.
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.
Shading makes all the difference. I did not create this drawing for Inktober. It was just something I though of while I was traveling. It was done on 16″x20″ Bristol Board with Micron Pens and #2 pencil for shading. My drawing for Inktober is locate on my Drawing Page using the recommendation of the Pattern-collection group:
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.
I am calling this drawing Sunflower Explosion, because it kind of exploded out of the mandala it was supposed to be contained within.
Drawn on Carson Art Board using Sakura Gel Pens.
It also glows under a black light.
This mandala was the result of me getting a design / pattern stuck in my head and the need to put it on paper. Is was done on a 16″ x 20″ using Sakura gel pens.
After the design was put on paper, I thought the background was to plain. I colored it with watercolor ink using a sponge.
It took me a while to post this drawing. I been trying to figure out if I could adjust my camera settings to take a better picture. That hasn’t worked out so well, yet. I think what I need is to put more light in the room.
I call it weird. Others call it pretty.
I’ve been busy doing other things, but I have managed to do a few 3.5″ x 3.5″ drawings. Most of these drawings were done to test the pen colors for larger drawings.