This drawing was done on 16″x20″ watercolor art board using Faber Castell watercolor pens and Pigma Mircon Pens. I tested several other pens and these did the best on this drawing. Several of the tangles I learned from Zentangles and tangles site. A few I created myself.
This drawing was done on a 16″ x 20″ Art Board. It took a very long time to finished. (Okay, I had to stop and declare it finished.) It was inspired by art work I saw on TV. Every time the circles cross each other, they changed colors.
I was created with Derwent Watercolor Pencils and Derwent Inktense Pencils.
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.
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.
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:
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.
It you would like to color this design, I have posted a PDF of it on my coloring page.
Below is a drawing I did by hand with Derwent Inktense Pencils and Watercolor pencils on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper.
After I finished the drawing, I thought it would be a fun page to color. So, I recreated the drawing in CoralDraw. This version was created for letter size paper, therefore the flowers are spaces .75″ apart, instead of the 1″ spacing used on the hand drawing.
I created a black and white version that is available for download on my Coloring Page.
I have “played” around with watercolors in other art projects, but here is my first flower done in watercolor. Now, I guess I should do a study of how to use watercolors.
It was done on a 5″ x 7″ paper using Derwent Watercolor pencils and a water brush.
It took me about 10 weeks, but I filled up another sketchbook. Most of the drawings in the sketchbook are mandalas. Here are a couple of drawings that were not mandala, and several of the mandalas I really liked.
On September 1, 2018, I accepted the 100 Mandalas in 100 Day Challenge. On Day 57 of the Challenge, I have made 100 Mandalas. Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook“ challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days.
Below are some of the mandala that I like the best from 081 to 101. All of the drawing for this challenge are posted on the 100 Mandala Challenge page.
Mandala 100 was done on 9″ x 12″ Bristol Board using Faber Castell Pitt pens, Chameleon Markers, and Sakura metallic gel pens.
I made it to Day 45 of the 100 Mandala Challenge. Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook“ challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days. I posted the first five, the next five, the next 10, the next 20, and now the next forty. Do you see a pattern?
Below are some of the mandala that I like the best from 041 to 080. All of the drawing for this challenge are posted on the 100 Mandala Challenge page.
Well, pretty is in the eye of the beholder. Below are some of my more recent drawings that I think are pretty.