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 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:
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.
This mandala was create on 16″ x 20″ Carson Black Art Board using Sakura Metallic pens. It did not come out exactly as I expected, but the lines did provide a basket effect.
This drawing was done on a 16″ x 20″ Carson Black Art Board using Sakura Moonlight pens. Once the center was done, the edge went in it own direction.
I decided to do some drawing on large drawing boards, 16″ x 20″ This drawing was done on Carson Black Art Board using Sakura Metallic Pens. I used a compass and ruler to draw the grid lines for the drawing, and than I created the pattern using only lines.
Here are a few of my more recent drawings. I think I have develop an addiction. I love filling in the drawings will just simple lines.
The Spiral Puzzle drawing below was a big puzzle trying to figure out where the spirals overlapped.
Another drawing celebrating the month of Love.
Half way through drawing the mandala below I noticed that I messed up the pattern. Instead of tossing it in the garbage and starting over, I came up with a solution.
I created the mandala below for the month of February. What happens is February, beside National Pizza Day, Ferris Wheel Day, Chinese New Year (wait, I could have easy created a mandala for these days)? It is the month that Valentine’s Day is observed.
A PDF of this mandala is available on my coloring page, for anyone to download.
It was created and colored in CorelDraw.