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.

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Experiment: Epson Fine Art Paper

As soon as I felt the Epson Fine Art Paper, I wondered if I could use it for some of my coloring page.  Over the last week, I have experimented with the paper.

This is the drawing I decided to use for the experiment.  It was designed using CorelDraw.

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It is also one of the first of my coloring pages I printed.  It was printed using my Epson printer, on Epson Fine Art paper, with the thick-paper setting turned on.  It printed nicely, but I did notice the lines in the middle were very close together.

I thought my first attempt to color it would be with color pencils; instead, I used watercolor pencils, with a water brush, and a light touch.  The black line appeared to bleed a little, but I kind of liked that effect.  The more color I added to the paper, the less the black lines appeared to bleed.  The paper did really well with the water, there was minimum wrapping of the paper.  Below is the results:

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My testing of the color pencils did not go well.  The color went on the paper like I expected, nice blending was accomplished.  However, when you apply multiple layers of color with the pencil, wax bloom happens.   Little specks from the color pencils gets all over the drawing.  One method to get rid these little specks, is to use a kneed eraser.

The Fine Art paper, absorbed the gray color from the kneed eraser.  It also absorbed the pink from the pink eraser and any color left from previous erasing off of a white eraser.  There are two ways I can see to get rid of these little specks for future projects when using this paper:  first, to clean the white eraser every time before touching it to this paper; or use can air to blow the specks off the paper.  I am will probably go with the can of air.

Since I created the drawing in CorelDraw, I had to color it in CorelDraw.  When I saved it out as a JPEG file, I though the background provided additional shine to the colors.  Below is the piece of art.

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It you would like to color this design, I have posted a PDF of it on my coloring page.

100 Mandala Challenge – The Next Ten

I was reading Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook. It challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days. My first ten mandalas for this challenge are posted on the 100 Mandala Challenge page.   I am on day 13 and I am seven ahead.  That will come in handy when I start my long drive to the south.  Below are drawings 011 through 020.

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Mandala 020

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Mandala 019

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Mandala 018

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Mandala 017

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Mandala 016

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Mandala 015

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Mandala 014

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Mandala 013

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Mandala 012

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September 9, 2018

The Good, the Bad

Sometimes you have to work through the bad to get to the good, the pretty, and the amazing.  Believe it or not, you learn something with ugly drawings.  Below are some of the good and bad drawings from August.   Others drawing are on the Drawing page.

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August 20, 2018

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August 19, 2018

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August 9, 2018

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August 15, 2018

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August 12, 2018

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August 25, 2018

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August 17, 2018

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August 18, 2018

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August 11, 2018

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August 24, 2018

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August 16, 2018

 

First Six Day of August

August is supposed to be the hottest month of the year.  If that is true, then stay under the A/C and draw.

Here are the first six daily drawing for August.

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August 1, 2018

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August 2, 2018

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August 3, 2018

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August 4, 2018

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August 5, 2018

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August 6, 2018

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.

 

K’s Passions

Today is the first full day of Spring.  It is also Down Syndrome awareness day.  Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder.  Yes, they were born that way.  My nephew Kegan has down syndrome and he has grown into a man that loves a lot and has many passions.

Today, drawing shows a few of Kegan’s passions.

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Drawn on a Zentangle tile with Sakura pens.