Inktober 2019

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.

20191122_155116.jpg 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.


Sketchbook No. 3

Today I filled up my third sketchbook.  It was a difficult decision which topic I would share today, but I decided this would be the first.  There maybe other topics today.

First about the sketchbook cover.  I read a article about how kids draw and as we grow older we want our drawings to become more realistic.  Today, I decide to draw the stick figure of myself, like I have been drawing it since elementary school.  The hair has gotten longer over the years.  The house and tree definitely has more detail.  Draw, draw anything.  The good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty, and the amazing.


Here are some of the pages from Sketchbook – Volume 3.


Drawings and More Drawings

I am back with my art supplies for the next 10 days.   I was able to clean up some of the pencil lines and add color to the daily tile drawings, which I created since May 15, 2018, when my road trip to the Southern United States started.  Three drawings are missing from the list, since they are safe in south Louisiana.

Here is the link to all of the drawings:  Drawing Page  Some of the drawing a good and some were done quickly.  Below are some of my favorite:


June 25, 2018


June 1, 2018


June 2, 2018


May 25, 2018


June 10, 2018 – Hearts


May 27, 2018


May 23, 2018


May 16, 2018


June 21, 2018


June 7, 2018


June 8, 2018


June 23, 2018


June 6, 2018

Art of Concentration: Day 4

The Art of Concentration can be a game, and it can a experience in the creation of art. The purpose is to help you focus while creating a masterpiece.

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.  Use any color.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

Circles and Swirls is probably one of the easiest, even though it may look complicated.  Today, was the first day, I did not turn the tile over and start again on the reverse side.

AofC circle swirl

This is a fun line drawing.  For today’s coloring, I decided to use the same line drawing to create two pieces..  One, I did in gray scale.  The other was colored in shades of red.  Yes, I believe pink to be a shade of red.

circle swirl color 1

The grayscale version appears to me that everything is falling into a funnel.  Where the shades of red piece, has a different effect.  Both were created in Corel Draw, export as a bitmap, and colored in Microsoft Paint.

circle swirl color 2

My hand drawn piece was done on a Studio Series Artist tile with brush marker and a Micron pen.


Swirl to Purple

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


The Art of Concentration: Day 2

Today, I selected an easier design (The Spiral) for my “Art of Concentration” project.  The rules for designing and coloring the drawing is simple:

The rules are:

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

Since the outline was simple, I decided to use some shading.

Created and colored by hand using Pigma Micron pen and Prismacolor pencils:


The Swirl

The outline created on the computer using Corel Draw:

AofC spiral

The drawing colored in Corel Draw.  I did not use Microsoft Paint today to color the drawing, because I like the gradient done in Corel Draw.

color of spiral

For a copy today drawing, The Spiral, click here.  You may also for this and other drawings on the Coloring Page.

Lollipop Forest

I don’t know why lollipops popped into my head.  Maybe it is Easter week.  Maybe I just left the candy isle at the store.  Or, maybe…


Drawn on a Zentange tile with Pigma Micron pen and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

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.


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.