Sunday, April 23, 2017

52 Weeks of Watercolor Painting 2017 No.11 #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorPainting #StillmanAndBirn

I'm so behind with my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paintings'.  By more than a month!  I've been spending too much time with reviews and ballpoint drawings - but I've been having fun!



I'm using a Stillman and Birn 9x12 Beta series wirebound sketchbook for all my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paintings 2017'.

The brushes used were a Princeton Snap 3/4 inch flat and Size 20 Round. The Mijello Mission Gold watercolors used were Bamboo Green, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Yellow Light and Cobalt Blue.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
Weekly Challenge #91: Tangle with J-K-L

Strings
Pattern-Collections Weekly String #30

Videos

Bowtye
Bloobs
Bracelet
Daily Tangle - Vache 1
Stella Revisited Tangle Lesson # 174 Part one
Zentangle * 11 (Vache1, Ripped Screen, Leaf Explosion, Grapes, Field of Flowers, Wrap)
Diary of Tangles Week 15 - Prasima, Peacock, Ropuz, Dragonair, Carpet Daisy, Ruutz, Poinsettia

New Patterns
Praa
T and E
Shelline
Raindrops
Trellys-Two
How to draw Scarrow

Other
Weekly Zentangle Roundup #319
TanglePatterns: Tangle Refresher #152
Go-To pattern library – Part 4

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
SALT + COFFEE WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE
Paper Quilled Peacock Feather Card
Watercolor Magnolia DIY Paper Flowers
Sponge Hacks (this is more than a bit off topic, but there are some artistic uses here, and some all around great ideas for using sponges so I decided to include it)

Giveaways
Rhodia Memo Book Raffle  
Echo Park Paper Giveaway-"Summer Dreams" collection kit
The Postman's Knock Giveaway-3 bottles of Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent inks
CardMaps 5 + Lush & Lovely card kit = awesome giveaway

Reviews
Review: Platinum 3776 Celluloid Koi Fountain Pen
Artist Review: Dell U2917W Monitor (21:9 Aspect Ratio)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mushrooming #PenAndInk #Zentangle #BrushPen

Done with Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen Hard Tip in a Rhodiarama dot Grid Soft Cover journal.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Walking the Wall #ExaclairUSA @ZebraPen #BallpointDrawing

Ballpoint drawing done with a Zebra Z-grip in a Rhodiarama dot grid journal.

I think I got a little ambitious with the amount of detail for a 5.5  x 8.3 inch (14.8 x 21 cm) journal, but it all fit.  The scan threw in some highlights in the deep dark on the right.  They're caused by rippling in the paper that isn't apparent to the eye


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
Challenges
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
joey's weekly tangle challenge #161

Videos
Binaer
Banana Braid
Daily Tangle - Grapes
Daily Tangle - Ripped Screen
Daily Tangle - Leaf Explosion
Dingbatz Tangle Lesson # 173
How to Draw Dillo Tangle Pattern 26

New Patterns
How to draw Zingo

Other
"It's a String Thing" #191 Tiles
Simple Green Grid Mandala

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Journal52 Week 15
Watercolor Wonder: Watercolor vs. Gouache
HOW TO MAKE A PAPER SUNFLOWER
Wax Paper Butterfly - a Crafty Embelleshment
Fluid Acrylic Painting Northern Lights with Pearl-Ex Pigment Powder Technique
Free Brush Pen Calligraphy Worksheet: Neat Slant Edition

Giveaways
Precious Peony Bouquet Stamp Set Giveaway
Fancy Fabric Markers Giveaway from Uchida
Stampendous and Creative Impressions Spring Blog Hop & Giveaway
Vintage Floral and Herringbone Assorted Duck Tape Giveaway
Win a $25 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products AND another for Amazing Casting Products

Reviews

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Coffee with the Walrus #ExaclairUSA @ZebraPen #BallpointDrawing

I painted a coffee wash on a page in my Rhodiarama Soft Cover journal and added a few coffee crystals for some interest (one ended being the walrus eye).

The walrus was drawn with using purple and dark green Zebra Z-Grip pens.  The tusks, nose, whiskers, sand and some texture in the background was added with a white acrylic marker.  The scanner didn't pick up the white very well.


52 Weeks of Watercolor Painting 2017 No.11 #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorPainting #StillmanAndBirn

I'm so behind with my '52 Weeks of Watercolor Paintings'.  By more than a month!  I've been spending too much time with revi...