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.

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

 

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.

 

Little Bit of Spring

Spring arrived today!  Hooray!  Tomorrow will be the first full day (24 hours) of Spring!  Hooray!  Here is a Little Bit of Spring.  Now, bring on the warm weather and sunshine.

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This drawing was done on a Zentangle 3.5″ tile.  (I used the expensive tiles to celebrate SPRING!)  It was drawn using Faber Castell Pitt Pens and colored using Prismacolor Pencils.

Just Flowers

Today’s drawing, Just Flowers, is based off of the Zentangle pattern Dyon.  However, if you have been drawing flowers this way since your were a teenagers, are you really following a pattern?

You can never have too many colors in your life.  So, for many years when I drew these types of flowers in many different colors.  I only considered them a doddles or decorations, never art.  I never added shadows.  But, today I added shadows.

Just Flowers were done on a Studio Series Artist tile with Faber Castell pens and pencils, and a blender.

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Sprig of Spring

Sprig of Spring was done on 3 1/2 inch Studio Series Artist’s Tile, using Faber Castell Pitt pens and Prismacolor Color Pencils.

I have been trying to do a drawing every day, since November.  Some days the drawings are decent, some day they are not.  And, a few days they were so bad, that they could only be saved by adding color.

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My daily drawing started with the book “One Zentangle a Day”.  This is not a true Zentangle, but it does incorporate some of the elements.  I like the Studio Artist Series Tile for the following reasons:  1) they are inexpensive, and 2) ink, water color, and pens tend not to bleed.