For January, I drew on two tiles per day. One tile was white and one tile black. Some were nice, some were not so nice. Below are the better tiles. I used Studio Series Artist’s Tiles, Micron pen on white, and Sakura pens on black. Shading with a pencil made some of the tiles beautiful.
In 2009 a trend called Inktober was envisioned. I don’t participate in Inktober, but I do try draw a tangle a day during the month and I like drawing on 16″x20″ art board. Below is my tangle drawing using a black art board and Sakura Gel Pens.
I also wanted to use my Copic Markers, so I created a list for 31 Days of Color. I randomly selected 31 colors from my Copic Markers and created a drawing with 61 sections on a 16″x20″ art board. Here is this list of colors I used.
- E09 – Border
My drawing for 31 Days of Color resembled a stained-glass window.
This inspired me to create another stained-glass window drawing. I used my Copic Markers and a 16″x20″ art board. The big question I had before I started coloring was “where is the light source coming from?” I decided it was coming from the outside, behind the stained-glass. Therefore, the inside had to be dark. I didn’t want to make it black inside, below is the result.
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 latest mandala. It was done on 16″ x 20″ Black Art Board using Sakura Moonlight pens.
It glows under a black light.
I am calling this drawing Sunflower Explosion, because it kind of exploded out of the mandala it was supposed to be contained within.
Drawn on Carson Art Board using Sakura Gel Pens.
It also glows under a black light.
It started out being a spider’s web, it ended up being something different.
Done on 16″ × 20″ art board using Sakura Gel Pens. And, it glows under a black light.
This mandala was the result of me getting a design / pattern stuck in my head and the need to put it on paper. Is was done on a 16″ x 20″ using Sakura gel pens.
After the design was put on paper, I thought the background was to plain. I colored it with watercolor ink using a sponge.
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 drawing was done with Sakura Gel Pens on a 16″ x 20″ Carson Art Board.
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.