Friday, November 20, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
It has been one crazy, crazy week so far!
Trying to meet some deadlines, getting everything finished up,
so I can head to Maine on Saturday.
Day after tomorrow and I haven't even begun packing yet.
I wanted this week's string to be a little different.
Something other than the normal string.
Hahaha! Now that I look at this string,
it reminds me that it is hunting season.
So not what I had in mind.
(To download the string and print at the 3.5" tile size,
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Over the past month or so,
you may have seen this fun little tangle popping up in my artwork.
So much fun and easy to draw,
I would like to introduce you to curlz!
Curlz is easy once you get that round, swooping line under control.
It took me awhile, my hand isn't the steadiest,
just keep trying - it will get easier as you go.
If you work in single units, just be sure to close those tails
and to start the next curl underneath the one before it.
Of course, I prefer curlz in a line and attached.
Just a rolling swoop of curlz!
Before you ask - the color behind Mr. Duck is Brushos Color Crystals.
Dripped into a super wet sheet of watercolor paper.
Curlz has a lot of applications.
I want to show you just a few here,
then you can take curlz and make it your own.
So, curlz can be water.
(White caps on the ocean, clouds in the sky,
curlz would also make a great sun!)
Curlz can be a connector, joining tangled sections.
It doesn't have to have those horizontal lines.
I add the lines because I like the Seussical feel it gives to the piece of art.
Here you see curlz makes a great border/frame!
(This color came from Dylusions Ink Sprays!)
I wanted to see if curlz could be turned into a flower.
Yes. It can.
This one really reminds of Seuss drawings.
(Apparently curlz would make a great octopus, too!)
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Welcome to Thursday String Idea #15.
Yes, I still owe you a step out for ringz, but first
here is Thursday String Idea #15,
also posing as The Diva's challenge #243 - Just a Tiny Taste.
A simple string on the surface.
Deciding where to go with those sections is another thing.
If you would like to print the string out at the 3.5" square size,
click here and print.
Then just pick a section and start tangling.
For me, when I looked at this string I had
crescent moon screaming out my name.
I draw my crescent moon a little different than most,
but this is what consistently works for me.
The Diva's Challenge was to consider white space.
More specifically to leave a majority of the tile blank.
I didn't quite hit the mark on the "majority"
but this is still a major step for me.
Like the Diva - I tend to tangle everything in site,
every bit of the paper is filled when I am done.
So this was a bit of a challenge for me,
and isn't that what the Diva Challenge is all about anyway?
Stretching us to be better tanglers.
If you would like to see all the artwork posting this Diva Challenge, click here.
If you would like to print the string out, click here.
I would love to see what you do.
AND if you are new to my blog,
wherever you see pink in the post, that means it is a link, because
Pink = Link.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
It's another Thursday String Idea!
On Friday because I have too much happening in my life.
It's time to start weeding out some of the unimportant stuff,
if there is such a thing,
and focus on what's important.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Unless you've been living under a rock lately,
you already know that adult coloring books are all the rage!
There are so many flooding the market now,
which can be a good thing because
it gives you a lot of variety.
There are even a few tangled coloring books out there.
(But seriously, about the only one I would personally invest money in is Jane Monk's Tangled Treasures and any of the four others she has coming up.)
So I got to thinking about ways to use my existing coloring books in tangled ways.
Hence this project.
Pick a coloring page that has a lot of open areas.
Such was the case with this page up above from Selina Fenech's book Mermaids.
I liked this page because there were open spaces on the mermaid, on the turtle, and in the waters.
From there I took my sharpie fine point and my copic multiliner pens and began tangling the open areas.
I worked on the mermaid first, getting into the process a little at a time.
I started small by tangling her tail.
From there I moved to her hair.
I liked the results I was getting - I wished the paper was a little thicker - but I liked how it was looking.
So, I moved on to the turtle and to the waterways.
I am happy with the finished product.
I didn't tangle everything on the page,
just the major elements.
The places that would draw the eye.
Actually, I like to click on the first picture, let it enlarge then click to the next picture.
By doing this you can go back and forth between the two and see what a drastic difference a little tangling makes.
My next step in this process will be to color it.
No, I don't need to.
It looks great in black and white,
but I'd really like to continue the process and see how my copics work on this paper.
You will probably be seeing that soon.
So. Get brave. Take a page out of your favorite coloring book and get to tangling!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Welcome to Thursday String Idea #13.
Sorry I missed the past two weeks,
I was in Maine with no internet.
This week's string is a kind of a
loopedy-loop kind of string.
To print the string out at 3.5", click here.