Saturday, July 23, 2016

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

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

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
Weekly Challenge #66: Tangle with U-#-X

Ben Kwok Template

Chainging and Punzel Zentangle Pattern Video
Zentangle® Muster: Pufcookie
Zentangle® Muster: Phroz
Mooka Zentangle Pattern Video

Tangle Refresher 133 and “Nancy’s Voice Box”
How to draw DOUBLE 8’s
Pattern-Collections New: Tchief
Pattern-Collections New: Flattery
Pattern-Collections New: Tubular Bells
Weekly Zentangle Roundup #282

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Journal52 Prompt #30: Mirth OR Reverence
How to paint a bright, rounded, 3D petal in watercolour
Lettered Handmade Birthday Card Tutorial

Giveaways
Coloring Book Giveaway - Enter each Day In July for a chance to win
The Postman's Knock-A Post Full of Giveaways
Jeshypark Calligraphy tools giveaway
ArtistsNetwork Giveaway-Comment and WIN Watercolor Art Supplies
Jetpens Giveaway-Apica Notebook, Blackwing Pencils & a Sonic Ratchetta Capsule Sharpener
Graphic45 Scrapbook collection giveaway
Echo Park Paper Scrapbook collection giveaway
The Postman's Knock Finetec Pearls Giveaway

Pen & Ink
Review: Lindauer Classic Piston Fountain Pen - Green Marble

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Watercolor Birthday Card #Watercolor #WorldWatercolorMonth #BirthdayCard

I haven't been very creative the last few week or so because of a sinus infection, but I managed to do this quick watercolor card for someone who has a birthday coming up.   I need to do another one for my husband -- maybe I'll do him a tree kangaroo.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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

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

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
joey's weekly tangle challenge #122
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus

It's a String Thing #152 tiles
"T's a String Thing" #153 Tiles
"It's a String Thing" #154

Doodle Gem How to Draw Amber Ep 17

Zentangle® - 10 Pattern Time-Lapse #12

Tangle-Patterns: How to draw CINDYER
Pattern-Collections New: Slide
Pattern-Collections New: Buzy Bees
Pattern-Collections New: Pikpik
Pattern-Collections New: Swipet
Pattern-Collections New: TwoEyed
Pattern-Collections New: Snowballs
Pattern-Collections New: Mariposa

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #8 
ICAD (Index Card A Day) 2016: Prompts Week 8
Spice Up Your Watercolors With Ir-RESIST-ible Resists
Art Journal Every Day: Lacy Pages
Calligraphy & Drawing on Black Paper
30+ Star Trek Crafts to DIY
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Giveaways
Coloring Book Giveaway - Enter each Day In July for a chance to win
Bo Bunny Giveaway-all the papers from the NEW Sweet Moments collection
Echo Park Paper Giveaway-Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Enter to win a Holiday Projects Class (requires you to fill out a survey about what the class should cover)

Pen & Ink
J. Herbin Vert Pré Ink Review

Monday, July 18, 2016

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

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

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Weekly Zentangle Challenge 276
Eni Oken's Shading challenge #48
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus

TanglePatterns String 218

Frost Flower Zentangle Pattern Video
Zentangle® Video: Palrevo

Pattern-Collections Oldie: Corkin
Pattern-Collections Oldie: Merryweather
Pattern-Collections Oldie: Batiki
Pattern-Collections New: Canomo
Pattern-Collections New: Pillar
Pattern-Collections New: Nesting
Pattern-Collections New: Roll Over
Pattern-Collections New: Funky Flyer
Pattern-Collections New: Orchid
Pattern-Collections New: Curly Wurly
Pattern-Collections New:Zavatar 2
Pattern-Collections New: Zavatar Love
Pattern-Collections New: Relly-Telly-One
Pattern-Collections New: Relly-Telly-Two

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
6 KEY WAYS TO HOLD A WATERCOLOR BRUSH
Basic Alcohol Ink How-To
Step-by-step Cat Collage

Giveaways
Coloring Book Giveaway - Enter each Day In July for a chance to win
ArtistsNetwork.com giveaway-Stephen Quiller watermedia palette
FolkArt Ultra Dye Giveaway
Angela Fehr World Watercolor Month Giveaway-watercolor palette&paint, Escoda Versatil #10 rigger, lifetime enrollment in Watercolour University

Pen & Ink
Fisher Space Pen Q4 Multi Pen


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Daisies at Dusk #Watercolor #WorldWatercolorMonth #ArtJournal

I started out painting this from a reference photo, and almost immediately started taking great liberties with it.

Sennelier's Cobalt Violet Light Hue is a new color on my palette.  I started out like a good little student of art, making study charts and then decided that was too boring, lol.  So, I decided to just play around with it.  I also used Winsor Newton Cobalt Blue, Sennelier Phthalo Green Light, Sennelier Sap Green, and Winsor Newton Lemon Yellow, chosen for no other reason than I wanted to see how the colors worked with the Cobalt Violet.

For some reason, the scan didn't pick up the Cobalt Blue, save where it is almost pure value, so some areas look more washed out than they are.  I'll have to see if that's a problem with this pigment.  While I've used Cobalt Blue in the past, this was my first go round with the Winsor Newton version, and it is more transparent than I'm used to.
Arches paper, using an Escoda Prado size 14 oval.  Size is approximately 8 x 8 in a handmade watercolor journal on Arches watercolor paper.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

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

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Weekly Challenge #65: Tangle with B-H-T

Ben Kwok Template: Labrador
Pattern-Collections Weekly String #19
Pattern-Collections Author Focus:Jennidee Mills

Zentangle® Video: Dillo
Zentangle® Video: All About V
Inapod Zentangle Pattern Video

Welcome CZTs from Seminar 25

TanglePatterns: How to Draw CC
TanglePatterns: How to Draw Amun
Pufcookie tangle
New Tangle Pattern Airways
Double 8's PATTERN
Pattern-Collections Oldie: Hurray!
Pattern-Collections New: Boubi-Poke
Pattern-Collections New: Andora
Pattern-Collections New: Nanni
Pattern-Collections New: Gouttes
Pattern-Collections New: Wire Basket
Pattern-Collections New: DoughNut
Pattern-Collections New: Heart Lace
Pattern-Collections New: Elata
Pattern-Collections New: Spiked Sandswirl
Pattern-Collections New: Sandswirly Up'n Down
Pattern-Collectios New: Hexiloop
Pattern-Collections New: Peasley
Pattern-Collections New: Steep
Pattern-Collections New: Youie
Pattern-Collections New: Ups and Downs
Pattern-Collections New: Lockets
Pattern-Collections New: Barrel Roll
Pattern-Collections New: Double Barrel
Pattern-Collections New: Squinky
Pattern-Collections New: Marigolden
Pattern-Collections New: Striden
Pattern-Collections New: Funky Town

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #281

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Journal52 Prompt #25: Camp out OR Pow Wow
Get Messy Thursday - Panda Bears
VARIEGATED WASH WATERCOLOR FOR DRAMATIC SKIES & LANDSCAPES
How To: Mix Patterned Papers
Keeping Proportions

Giveaways
Coloring Book Giveaway - Enter each Day In July for a chance to win
Learn to Paint with Scarlett - Win a Cotman Watercolor set with Kolinsky travel brush
Simple Stories Giveaway- Reset Girl scrapbook prize pack
Day 10. Watercoloring w/ Coffee GIVEAWAY
The Postsman's Knock Finetec Golds palette Giveaway
Jetpens Giveaway-Traveler's Notebook Passport Size Starter Kit/Pilot FriXion Biz Gel Pen 

Pen & Ink
Review: J. Herbin Tempête Fountain Pen Gift Set

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Roseate Spoonbill #52WeeksofWatercolourBirds #watercolor #‎WorldWatercolorMonth‬

I need to spend more time working with reds and pinks!  Reds are such powerful colors, and I'm not drawn to them, so I neglect using them.  Then when I want to, I really struggle to get the values I want.

The water in this photo had a subtle gleam rather than sparks of light.  I didn't capture that as well I wished, so that is another thing to practice.  That's one of the nice things about painting -- there is always a new challenge so it never grows boring!


Painted with Winsor & Newton & Sennelier pan colors in a Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch.

Resource photograph came from the Morguefile.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Shrouded in the Morning Mist #WorldWatercolorMonth #Watercolor #Morguefile

I'd forgotten how much fun it is to do these quick simple landscapes.  Of course, when I say quick, that is 20 minutes of painting with hours of waiting for the paint to dry in between layers.

I could use a hair dryer, but my setup doesn't have a convenient plug-in.  I paint  for 5 minutes or so, and then get up and do something that needs doing.  With something more complicated that can be distracting, but for something like this, it works.

Winsor Newton Professional Pan paints on Arches paper, using Legend Sable Rounds 6 and 1/2 inch flat.  Size is approximately 8 x 8.  Colors used were Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue and Sap Green.  Fog was created by dabbing still-wet colors with a kleenex.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Silhouetted on Purple and Pink #WorldWatercolorMonth #Watercolor #DeliberatelyCreative

Another quick wash.  I didn't stay that close with details, but this was inspired by a photo shared by Mona Lundeburg in the Facebook group, Deliberately Creative.

Done with Winsor Newton Professional pan paints on Arches Watercolor.  I wish I'd had Permanent Rose (it's in the mail), but I used a mixes of Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Winsor Violet  for the sky, and mixes of Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and Winsor Violet of the trees.  Brushes were 1 inch flat and size 8 round.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

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

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

Zentangle
Ben Kwok Template
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Weekly Challenge #64: Tangle with A-Y-K

Ben Kwok Template: Lovebird

Pattern-Collections Author Focus: Sandy Hunter
Pattern-Collections Beginners Guide Part 3
Pattern-Collections Beginners Guide Part 4
Pattern-Collections: Beginners Guide Part 5
Pattern-Collections: Beginners Guide Part 6

Pattern Collections Strings 161718

Doodle Gems How to Draw Star Sapphire ep 15
How To Draw Celtic Design / Knots. Keltische Muster und Knoten zeichnen (Crossed Lines 4)  
Celtic Pattern - watch the process timelaps
Zentangle® Video: Ovy
Veezy Tangle Pattern Video

TanglePatterns: Tangle Refresher 132
TanglePatterns: How to Draw W3
Pattern-Collections New: Loopi-Nuts
Pattern-Collections New: Magnut
Pattern-Collections New: Aleaf
Pattern-Collections New: Insomnia
Pattern-Collections New: Birdz Border
Pattern-Collections New: E-Vine
Pattern-Collections New: Lobella
Pattern-Collections New: Snake Holes
Pattern-Collections New: Ryse
Pattern-Collections New: Petal 7
Pattern-Collections New: Ryse-Orb
Pattern-Collections New: Matu
Pattern-Collections New: Binaer
Pattern-Collections Oldie: Akoya

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #280

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
Journal52 Prompt #25: Summer Nights OR Dog Days

Tutorials
Painting Hair in Watercolor Portrait with Jan Kunz
Pleated Lampshades DIY
Tutorial: Make a Grid

Giveaways
Coloring Book Giveaway - Enter each Day In July for a chance to win
Goulet Blue Giveaway - 4 Fountain Pens, Inks, Notebooks
Echo Park Paper Giveaway-Win the 'Fall Is In The Air' Scrapbook Collection
Stilovite Technical Drawing set Instagram giveaway
Gallery Leather Giveaway-Personalized Leather Oporto Desk Journal
Jetpens giveaway-Pilot Ageless Future Gel Pen & Rhodia Webnotebook
The Postman's Knock Giveaway-set of nibs & Manuscript straight holder 

Pen & Ink
Top 5 Beginner Fountain Pens (and Top 3 for the Risk-takers!)


Friday, July 8, 2016

Practice Wash for WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorMonth #Watercolor #outdoors

July is World Watercolor Month, and the challenge is to paint a watercolor every day.  I'm already woefully behind, but I did manage to do a 5-minute wash yesterday, even though I was on the road for most of it.

If you are interested in seeing what others are doing you can join the World Watercolor Month Facebook group.  There are some truly awesome works being posted there.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cottage in Clovelly #Watercolor #‎WorldWatercolorMonth‬ #Clovelly

A few days ago I gave someone some advice when we were talking about finding our style (hi Betsy!).  I told her that if there was something she did consistently, that she wished she wouldn't, she should embrace it because that was her style trying to come out.

Well.  I still stand by the advice, but you do have to learn how to get the best out of what you consistently do.   I don't often do buildings, and I wasn't sure how to go about doing this one so I just kind of went at it.  I ended up doing all those things that I kind of wish I didn't do.  I don't think I did them very well.

But it's okay.  Now I have a better idea of what might actually work next time.  I had expected the painting to be a challenge in perspective, but I didn't expect it to be a challenge in values and it was.  My original photo is faded (I took it in Clovelly, Devon in 1977), and I wasn't sure how I wanted to handle the color.


And I did get some interesting textures that I like, scraping with a plastic fork, using a dry brush and lifting with a scrubber brush..  I'll do the painting again.  And I don't think it will take me 39 years to get around to it this time, lol!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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

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

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
joey's weekly tangle challenge #120
Eni Oken's Shading challenge #47
It's a String Thing #151 tiles
'It's a String Thing #152 Challenge

Pattern-Collections Beginner's Guide Part II

Video - Easy way to draw Celtic pattern: Dessous, Kelt, Spuds&Sprouts, Intwine
Zentangle® video: Infinity
Flee Tangle Pattern Video
Doodle Gem How to Draw a Pearl Ep 13
Doodle Gem how to Draw Rainbow Obsidian ep 14

TanglePatterns: How to draw INTERLUDE
Pattern-Collections New: Wavy Book
Pattern-Collections New: Allee
Pattern-Collections New: Abbey
Pattern-Collections New: Krasch
Pattern-Collections New: No-t-angle
Pattern-Collections New: Schleck
Pattern-Collections New: Spiky
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Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #6

Tutorials
How to Paint the Cherry Blossom in Watercolor, Part 1
Ooops!  Removing Acrylic Paint from Clothes and More
Sneak in a Little #Cre8time... Ombré Monoprinting Technique

Giveaways
Coloring Book Giveaway - Enter each Day In July for a chance to win
Gelli Printing® with Seed Pods $50 Blick GFC Giveaway
Enter to win a Fountain Pen Revolution Indus fountain pen in color and nib of your choice

Pen & Ink
Mark's HiBi Pouches for Organizing 



Saturday, July 2, 2016

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

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

Zentangle
Ben Kwok Template
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Weekly Challenge #63: Tangle with R-V-I
Pattern-Collections Weekly Author Focus: Silke Wagner
My Journey Within Zentangle Art Journal Lesson (with giveaway)
How to draw tanglepattern Knyt and Nitruly Video
Zentangle® Video: Soluna Doodle Rahmen
New Ansu Pattern Video

Tips for Tangling Dew Drops on IZA

TanglePatterns.com: How to draw INFINITY
TanglePatterns: How to draw YAM-IT
Pattern-Collections New: Strax
Pattern-Collections New: Strax Too
Pattern-Collections New: Interwyned
Pattern-Collections New: Triangles & Diamonds
Pattern-Collections New: Double S
Pattern-Collections New: Ventus
Pattern-Collections New: HellBellz
Pattern-Collections New: Gogglez
Pattern-Collections New: Trill
Pattern-Collections New: Flyte
Pattern-Collections New: Eightflow
Pattern-Collections New: Flower-Power
Pattern-Collections New: Wool

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #279

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
Journal52 Prompt #27: First Kiss OR Fireworks

Tutorials
Giveaway
Pen & Ink

Friday, July 1, 2016

Rufous & the Bleeding Heart #52WeeksofWatercolourBirds #watercolor #‎WorldWatercolorMonth‬

I'm a little bit ahead of myself with the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds', but I had the time, and probably will have a week or two ahead where I don't.

Love watching these little guys!



Painted with Winsor & Newton & Sennelier pan colors in a Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch.

Resource photograph came from the Morguefile.

Basic Shapes Fantasy Landscape Step-wisely #FantasyLandscape #DrawingTutorial #Step-wisely

In drawing and painting, shapes are important, even in the most non-objective and abstract of art. In my fantasy landscape drawings, they ...