Art of Concentration: Day 7

Sometimes, with art, you need to break the rules to create amazing pieces.

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 extreme line drawing.

AofC x-treme

Rule three does not work for black and white drawings.  If  you follow the line from the bottom right corner to the center, there are occurrences of one section touching two sections.    It may be more obvious on the black and white example below.  Even though the rule is broken, you still can get lost in the drawing, or dizzy.

AofC x-treme color 1

To follow the rule, I used multiple colors on the one below.

AofC x-treme color 2

This is the original had drawing done on a black Studio Series Artist Tile with Sakura pens.

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The X Divides

Click here for a PDF version of the line drawing.   It is also available on the Coloring Page.

Art of Concentration: Day 6

The ability to create something beautiful is a wonderful experience.

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.

What started out as a page with a mess of lines, can turn into something beautiful.  Here is the line drawing from today.  If you look closely, you will see some circles.

AofC circle mess

First, the line drawing was colored using just black.

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Next, I colored the line drawing using four colors.  Remember the rule, the same color can not touch each other.  If the colors were placed differently, it could had a completely different look.  See how different it looks from the black and white version.

circle mess color 2

Here is the hand drawn version:

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Circle Mess

Sometimes, when the black lines gets close, you will need to assume the blank space between the lines, e.g. lower right corner.

Click here for to download a PDF version of the line drawing.  PDF copies of the line drawings are available on the Coloring Page.

 

Art of Concentration: Day 5

Take a look at the Circle and Swirl line drawing shown below.  This drawing presents an optical illusion.  Why?  The circles appear to be ovals.  They are circles which are drawn off center from each other that gives the illusion.

AofC circle swirl 2

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.

AofC circle swirl 2 color alt1

I normally do not color in the order as shown in a rainbow.  I normally color using the color wheel.   I will pick a color. Sometimes I go around the color wheel, at other times I will go across the color wheel (complementary colors).  Sometimes my colors are in harmony and sometimes they are contrasting.

On the Circle and Swirl line drawing I used colors that were next to each other on the color wheel.  Except for black.  Black is not a color, black lacks light and color.

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With this hand drawing, I did not break rule 3.  None of the same color sections are touching.  It was done on a Studio Series Artist Tile using Sakura Gel Pens.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils.

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Color Goes Round

Click here to download a PDF copy of today’s Circles and Swirl.  It is also available on the Coloring Page.

Art of Concentration: Day 3

All tasks requires some form of concentration, even tasks that are habits like eating.  If your concentration dips while eating, you may drop your fork or bite yourself.  With art, if you get distracted while creating your master piece, you may pick up wrong color or apply color to the wrong spot. While it is true, there are no mistakes in art.  There are things we would really like to hide.

Today’s Art of Concentration is the double swirl.  One swirl it going clockwise, the other swirl is going counter clockwise.  It maybe a little more complicated then yesterday’s swirl.  Yes, it does look like a flower.

The rules are:

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

The line drawing created in Corel Draw:

AofC swirll 2

Double Swirl colored:  Notice is this example I started with the tips.

AofC swirll 2 Color Alt 2

This drawing shows a different starting point, along the edge.  Even though, both have identical line drawings, they have a different feel.

AofC swirll 2 Color Alt 1

The hand drawing of the Double Swirl, created on a Studio Series Artist Tile using Sakura gel pen.

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Double Swirl

Click here to download a pdf line drawing of the double swirl. It is also available on the Coloring Page.