I came up with an idea while drawing some sketches. Lately, I had been exprimenting with different media I had never used before, or, had used in
school perhaps, but not since.
Frankly, I had gotten in a rut. I purchased several different media, colored pencils, chalk pastels, chalk pastel pencils, oil pastels, transparent
watercolors, and guache watercolor.
I started playing around with each. First, I had to warm my skills back up, as I had been slack in the actual drawing department lately, and had been
doing more with polymer clay and making jewelry.
I got a nice, 12 piece set of Japanese pencils of every hardness imaginable, and started out with some sketches, and moved on.
One of my favorite mediums has always been pen and ink, and pointalism. I will forever be drawn to that, and then, I stumbled upon Zen Tangles, or,
zentangles. This turns out to be a great meditative art, and I discovered I love patterns. There are literally millions of them, free, online.
However, it struck me that simply drawing tangls in boxes, while great for practice, was, well, boring. No one ever showed how to actually incorporate
it into art.
I decided to tackle the problem, and in the meantime, I came up with an idea to share with my friends at ATS!
I read so many posts where people say things like, "All I can draw is stick people". Well, this thread is for you, and anyone else who wishes to join
in the fun!
What I decided to do was to create some drawings, and then you can print them, color them, paint them, do whatever you want to finish them! You can
even come back and post your work, I would love to see your interpretation of my art!
So, I have created some simple, quick sketches, some fractal type images, some for fun, and some more complicated.
The choice is yours! Print what you like, resize the image if you want. All artwork is original, and created by me, and I allow you to share it, for
I would like to share some of my art, then, I will post some images to get you started!
I hope you enjoy!
Colored pencil on an artists trading card
Colored pencil, learning color stacking
Colored pencil and pen and ink
Not only my first watercolor, but in guache
Now, it's your turn!
A large fractal
Smaller, cool pattern
Fun pic, just add color!
Another fun pic, some tangles, again, color it!
Just hearts? Just hearts! How many colors can you make them?
For those looking for something a little more complicated, this one's for you!
I hope that you have fun, experiment, and please, post your creations back to the thread!
Experiment with different media, or, if you have something you love, stick with it. The choice, the freedom, is yours!
I hope you 'ART'icipate!
edit on 3-3-2014 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)