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• ❃ • ❋ • ❁ • tanglebucket • ✿ • ✽ • ❀ •: For my fellow tangle junkies: some thoughts on collecting and organizing tangle patterns I'm a perfectionist. I didn't always know this about myself, or maybe I wasn't always one and I'm just settling into my own shoes a little as I get older. But "ehh.... good enough" is probably not something you'll hear me say. Because if I'm working on something I care about, and I know it's not the best I am capable of, I have to force myself to not redo every little thing and make it as good as I know it could be (and yes, I do realize that this occasionally makes me a little bit annoying). For example, I've attempted a few methods for collecting and organizing tangle patterns... index cards, flip cards, graph paper pads, Moleskine notebooks, different-sized journals, a small binder with page protectors, et cetera. First I had to let go of the idea that any journal I created would/could ever resemble Maria's... that just wasn't realistic for me. Here's how my lofty standards and I arrived at a solution I could run with. This beast of a craft punch came from Michael's. The bottom view.

Drawing Realistic Tiger With Pencil-Eyes » OnlyPencil Drawing Tutorials The eyes are the most important part of any pencil drawing. I believe its the part that you must dedicate the most time to. Without the eyes there is no life in the drawing. The secret to making realistic eyes are the subtle details that most us don’t see. Before i start the eyes on a drawing, i look at many reference photos to understand what i will drawing. Lets look at the image above to get understand what we will be drawing. Tools Used: Canson Bristol Vellum2b Mechanical Pencil2h Wooden Cased PencilColor ShaperKneaded EraserStylus(Empty Pen)Stylus(Needle Pen)4b Progresso PencilPaint Brush Step 1 The paper that i used for this drawing was Canson Bristol Vellum. Step 2 Now take your 2b mechanical pencil and outline the eye.The area outside this will be all black because of the shadows being cast from the area above. In this area i used the needle because the hairs are finer and will suggest single hairs. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Take your paint brush and cover the area around the pupil. Step 6

Janie Gildow a little lime: poppies & leaflet pattern The kids and I made it through our volunteer event last week - cooking for 45 people! Fortunately we had 2 helpers (including my son) which made a huge difference and kept my stress levels just under the highly dangerous zone! We got rave reviews, and all I can say is I'm glad it's over and I can concentrate on drawing again :) This weekend I finally got around to drawing out a pattern inspired by what looks like a wood carving (though it looks to perfect to be hand-carved). I've had it pinterest board for a while - the actual pin is a dead link, but you can see the image from my board here - I love it, such beautiful flow from one section to the next - I couldn't get quite that look, maybe with more practice :) I have dubbed the pattern "leaflet". More poppies! The pattern step out: I found it a really forgiving pattern - it didn't matter if my curves lined up exactly at the start, or if some of my s strokes were a bit off (my concentration has a tendancy to wander!) hx

50 Ultra Realistic Male Portrait Drawings Technology brings to surface more and more talented artists who create astonishing digitally manipulated images on every possible theme and illustrating everything that you could possibly imagine and even more. But then we still have the “classics”, for whom the pencil and paper are the genuine and compulsory materials in creating works of art. This is our third post from the “pencil drawings” series posts and it shows 50 brilliant portraits of men created by the technique of traditional drawing, without any digital manipulation. Some of them can easily trick the eye into believing that they are real photos of real people, that’s how beautiful and expressive they are. True masterpieces. Self Portrait 2007 – Drawing Hugh Laurie “House MD” A Man’s Portrait King of Pop P.Swayze Brad 2 Sean Jack Portrait Lost – Sawyer India Man Splash Glad to be Back from Paris A Portrait of a Magician Tom Kaulitz – Portrait Portrait in the Dark Victor -Commission Alan Rickman Portrait Elderly Asian Gentleman Robert Downey Jr

Bev Lewis Munchin - alternate steps Munchin, and then some. Munchin is one of Zentangle's official tangles, designed by Molly Hollibaugh, Maria's daughter. Munchin is based on triangles and has a nice, slightly mottled look when finished. You can see Molly's instructions, which begins with some random dots, in the Zentangle newsletter here. I had forgotten that method until I taught Munchin to a class that included two CZTs, who reminded me about it! Because any tangle is usually drawn in an odd-shaped space provided by the string, I had come up with another way to draw Munchin, which I have been teaching. Ultimately, in order to draw Munchin, you need your space sub-divided into triangles. Here are some odd shapes you might have, courtesy of your string: three, four, and five sides. If the shape is triangular you're good to go. Here's one possible configuration of triangles for each of these shapes: And here are those same shapes complete with Munchin. But what if some of the lines are curved?

April 2008 Wow, it is already the 10th week of the class and time has really flied. It was a pleasure teaching you guys this term and hopefully you all have been able to find something useful from the notes.Here is the last batch of our demo series and I wish you all the best of luck and keep in touch!! Alastair Lockwood PARADOX, and then some. A Tutorial Here are Zentangle's instructions for the tangle Paradox, from the February 2008 newsletter. Paradox is one of my favorite tangles and I seem to do it rather well. Perhaps those two things are related! :-) I've been asked about it occasionally, how did I do this or that. I thought about doing a video but that's just a bit more than I can take on right now. So I decided to post some tips and ideas here, and hope to make them clear enough. The elegant curves show best if the lines are close together. Agh! Then again, never say never. Paradox works best in triangles or squares. There are two looks that can be achieved with Paradox. Paradox is essentially a square or triangular spiral. TWISTS: Regardless of whether you spiral clockwise or counter-clockwise, if you spiral in the same direction in every section you'll end up with twists. FANS: To get the fans you need to spiral in the opposite direction from section to section. Paradox also makes a nice border design. Never say never, right?

5 Steps to Better Bird Drawing | Drawing The Motmot If you want to take your birding experience to another level (as if simply identifying fall warblers or 4-year gulls at a city dump weren’t challenging enough), try drawing them. Why not just take a photo and move on, you ask? Digiscoping is the fabulous, hot new thing, and I heartily and enviously applaud everyone who’s taken this up, hoping they will teach me how sometime soon. But there are a few good reasons to go low-tech here, and I covered some of them in an earlier post. One reason I put down the camera and picked up the sketchbook was simply practical: I was chasing birds in tropical, wet, dense, dark habitats with bad light and uncooperative subjects. 1) Establish Familiarity. 2) Learn Some Basic Anatomy. 3) Practice Short-term Memory Storage and Retrieval. 4) Draw An Egg. 5) Work Fast. That should get you started, now go draw! Update (June 2011)- many new bird drawings from this spring’s migration in New England. Like this: Like Loading...

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