Zentangle® Hi All, I know this isn't watercolor, although I do combine it with watercolors sometimes, but I'm answering the question that was raised in this morning's "WASH" as to what zentangle® is. I've become a Certified Zentangle Teacher, or CZT, since I used to hang around here in WC and I just wanted to post this somewhere where those who asked the question as to what zentangle® is would see the answer. Yes, as someone said, and to put it simply, zentangle® is a meditative form of art using repetitive patterns. Tangles are basically done on 3.5" X 3.5" tiles with a micron pen, no artistic talent needed. And here is a zentangle® inspired piece of artwork, or as it's called in the tangling world, a ZIA, that I began by dropping watercolors onto Strathmore bristol paper. And a few done with a watercolor base on a zentangle® tile. Each one of the tangle patterns in the all the above finished zentangles® has a name and specific instructions as to how to create each one.
Basic Pencil Shading by Snigom on DeviantArt Step-by-steps & patterns Examples of this and alternative method here I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. See also here and here. ("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it) See an example of Morning Glories here See samples of bloom here 2/8's HEART S (no kick) See examples of this in use here You can find this pattern in a drawing here Find this one here and here (3rd one down) See this one in action here An example in my drawing sunset
OPENFOOTAGE Art Journal Every Day Q: How can I find all the previous Art Journal Every Day posts? A: Find them all listed by category and linked here. Q: What is Art Journal Every Day? A: Art Journal Every Day is weekly feature on this blog. It appears every Friday. Q: What does the title "Art Journal Every Day" mean? A: I do my best to art journal every day. Q: How can I participate? A: Lots of different ways! There is a free flickr group here for sharing photos of your pages. Also, you can grab this button... ...for your blog by copying the text in the box and pasting it into your sidebar. Q: What if I've never art journaled before? A: Jump right in! Q: What supplies do I need to get started? A: You don't "need" anything.
How to Draw 3D Shapes with Shading Home » How to Draw 3D Shapes » with Shading In this lesson we will cover how you can draw 3D shapes with shading. It is all about pressing the pencil down on the paper with different strength, so that the color is stronger or lighter. Shading is time consuming. We are going to take a look at three basic geometric figures: The cylinder, the cone and the sphere. How to move the pencil So the goal of shading is to spread different values of color smoothly across the paper, going from dark to light or vice versa. The easiest way to do this is to move the pencil in a zigzag fashion. Different Pencils What sort of pencil you use is very important here! The mines in pencils have different degrees of hardness.This is indicated with letters on the pencils. 5H: Although I pressed the pencil down violently at the left side, you still only see a very slight darker tone. 2H: A bit softer, but still pretty hard. HB:This pencil is just in the middle between hard ("H") and soft ("B"). 0. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1.
Patterns that I have developed | Denzer Family Art My step outs are sometimes crazy, I usually find myself using a new pattern in a zentangle and then try to figure out how someone else could do the same. My mind isn’t always logical but this is what happens. I will share all the patterns I have given steps to in this post. A Bed of Roses Birds of a Feather Lady Bug Border Pinwheel Flower Clover Leaf Star Fan-Leaf Cathedral Wedding Chain Reaction Cherry and Leaf Star Burst Bel Fiore Easter Lily Curly Border Sego Lily Sea Shell Bracelet Tuxedo
Color Your Artwork Using Actions in Photoshop Photoshop actions can make lots of tasks easier; from batch processing to handling simple, every day tasks. Actions can seriously improve your workflow. In today's quick tip we will demonstrate how to use actions to help color your artwork. Let's get started! Introduction I must to tell you, I'm a lazy person and I always want to reduce the amount of extra work I have to do, even if it's just one more click. Step 1 To start things off, I scanned one of my drawings and opened it in Photoshop. Adjust the image a little with levels to get cleaner lines. Create two new layers under the sketch layer, fill the lowest layer with white. Now fill it with basic colors. Step 2 Here comes our first action. You get new action pop up, now let’s give it a name - Color fill, and most important thing: choose F9 in Function Key drop down. Pick Magic Wand Tool (W) and click to choose empty area inside painted edges. Now press Alt + Backspace/Delete to fill selection with foreground color. Step 3 Final Image
Watercolour Pencils Would ya look at that? I'm blogging at night. That's weird. Usually, I like to get-my-blog-on in the morning. Short-and-sweet-disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert, a teacher, or an art prodigy when it comes to any of these tiplets or media. So, in the true spirit of CREATING and letting go and being loose - leave your mark. Okay. Let's get a little wishy-washy. You need a few things to get started here. The Watercolour Pencils. Alright - rip a page out of your sketchbook (you don't have to!) Throw down some colours. Spray it. NOTE from COMMENTS: I just let it air dry. Look at how beautiful that is. This is a scan of the finished product. A couple of months back I put out an ALL-CALL for starfish... and I got about 35 starfish photos in less that 24 hours. Alright. Have a beautiful night.
Shading Techniques With Pencil | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits Once you have mastered the basic pencil drawing techniques from the last tutorial, these can then be used to create different shading techniques within pencil drawings. This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating different shades and a shading guide in which you will be able to refer to throughout this tutorial. A shading guide when learning to draw is a useful tool to have, as you will be able to assess which shade is appropriate for different parts of the pencil portrait before executing it. In time, as you become more familiar with the different shades you can create, you will be able to ditch the shading guide and execute shading as though it is completely natural to you. When you were back at the process of choosing your art supplies, you would have made a decision on whether to purchase a set of drawing pencils in different grades, or just one single pencil in a versatile grade. Again, this is a personal preference, and different people prefer different things. 1.) .)
Tangle Tangle Tangle Tricromia - illustrator's international art gallery I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students. Do you? I began requiring journal writing way back in 1990--my first year of teaching. I had taken a methods class at my university that stressed the importance of having students keep journals to record daily responses to topics. I said, "Why not?" and every student from day one maintained a spiral-bound "journal" for me. In the spring of 1998, thanks to my high school journalism students' hard work, I was awarded with a month-long, summer fellowship from C-SPAN in Washington, D.C., and the first thing the wonderful folks at C-SPAN asked me to do upon arrival was to keep a daily journal that documented my experience there. When I returned to my classroom in August of 1998, I showed and shared entries from my summer journal every day during that first month of school. Over the next dozen years that followed that trip to D.C., I slowly improved my ability to inspire my students with the daily writing expectations. I have to be doing something right.
How to make an awesome pencil sketch of any photograph To start with, you will need to go to your local art store to get the items that you don't already have. I am going to assume that you are like most people and don't have a single item except maybe a number 2 pencil. Oh, and you will need scissors and scotch tape in a few steps, but I assume that you have that stuff. Here is a list of what i recommend you get in order to successfully complete this instructable: Required supplies: -sketch pencils in different hardnesses: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B (and 8B optional) = $5 -a sketch pad that is 18" by 24" = $10 -1/2" drafting masking tape = $4-a pad of tracing paper 9" x 12" = $3-a good wad of kneaded eraser = $2-a "Tuff Stuff" eraser stick = $2-dry cleaning eraser pad = $4-a foxtail (aka drafting duster) = $3-assorted paper stumps for shading = $2-prismacolor pencil sharpener = $4-erasing shield = $1 Total required supplies: $40 Optional supplies, in order of importance: Total optional supplies: $57 Total recommended supplies: $97