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.
Here is my latest drawing on four tiles. Almost from the very from the first curve that went down on the paper, I was saying to myself “Nope! I don’t like that.” I few more curves and a little color, still “I don’t like that.” But, I decided instead of trashing the tiles I would complete the drawing and put the tiles away to never to be seen again.
Somewhere towards the end, either when the green leaves were being drawn or the blue background was being added, my opinion of the drawing changed to “Okay, now that really look cool.”
I like neon colors. The pinks, the yellows, the oranges – how they look vibrant on the paper. Below are some of my latest drawing where I experimented with neon colors, and black and white pens to create drawings and their backgrounds.
The Windmill effect is one of the better ones. Done with Neon Sharpies and Sakura gel pens.
Mandala 074 – Black Light
The first background I did with Neon Sharpies and Sakura Gel Pens. The white gel pens did not show as much as I would have liked, but I wanted to keep the lines simple.
October 13, 2018 – Neon
October 13, 2018 – Black Light
Stadler Fine point neon markers were used for this drawing.
Mandala 078 – Black Light
Busy with stars!
October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018 – Black Light
Cheap neon color pencils and Stadler Fine point neon markers were used to color the circles.
Mandala 076 – Black Light
Flowers and more flower. Neon Sharpies and Faber Castell Pitt pens were used. I probably should have used a thicker point pen.
October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018 – Black Light
And finally the best for last. This drawing was done on Bristol Board using Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Neon Sharpie Markers.
Neon Twirls under Blacklight
Well, pretty is in the eye of the beholder. Below are some of my more recent drawings that I think are pretty.
October 3, 2018
October 6, 2018
October 9, 2018
October 7, 2018
October 8, 2018
Day twenty-five into the 100 Mandalas in 100 Days Challenge I am on number 40. Below are some of the latest mandalas that I like.
This mandala was done with neon gel pens.
This is the same on as above, but shown under blacklight.
Mandala 022 – Black light
September 18, 2018
This mandala was done with the doctor’s office’s ballpoint pen while waiting.
All of the mandalas are shown on the Mandalas Challenge page.
I was reading Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook. It challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days. My first five mandalas for this challenge are posted on the 100 Mandala Challenge page. Below are drawings 006 through 010.
September 6, 2018
Mandala – 007
September 7, 2018
I do not know how this week’s drawing were all in color. There are normally more black/white drawings than color. I guess I was in a colorful mood.
September 8, 2018
September 7, 2018
September 6, 2018
September 5, 2018
September 4, 2018
September 3, 2018
September 2, 2018
This is probably my first successful drawing using alcohol ink pens, well somewhat. Alcohol ink dries quickly but it bleeds very badly. One tip I read with using alcohol ink was to outline the area in matching color pencil.
This drawing is a mixture of Faber Castell Pitt Pens, Prismacolor Pencils, and Chameleon Pens.
My goal is to draw something everyday on a 3 1/2″ tile. The something does not necessarily has to be good, just something so I am putting pen to paper everyday. Which is difficult when you are traveling. I have found that drawing and breakfast at Chick-fil-a is a great way to start your day. Here are some of the drawing that were created at a Chick-fil-a between July 6 and July 25 in South Louisiana. I can’t tell you which location, because there were four locations that were convenient to my daily activities.
July 6, 2018
July 10, 2018
July 11, 2018
July 16, 2018
July 19, 2018
July 23, 2018
July 21, 2018
July 24, 2018
July 26, 2018
Why Chick-fil-a verse the other options? First, I don’t drink coffee or tea, so no coffee house. Second, the service is good, the food is decent, and the restrooms are clean. Third, some of their customers have the best conversations.
During my travels, I left three of my drawing safe in South Louisiana. Here are the missing three.
June 16, 2018
June 17, 2018
The first two drawing was an experiment with fine point colored markers.
June 18, 2018