A couple days ago I watched a video showing
how to make a zentangle inspired
galaxy on canvas.
In that video Sam Taylor walks you through
making your own galaxy.
This is the one I made.
You should try it for yourself.
I started with an 8" x 10" sheet of art board.
Using a roll of frog tape, I traced a circle in the center.
(Frog tape. Pretty cool name. Yes?)
Then I used Grumbacher watercolors and filled
in about 3/4 of the circle with galaxy colors.
A handy dandy toothbrush made the perfect
spattering tool for white paint stars.
Just the appearance to this point made me think
of an exploding galaxy.
Think exploding water balloon.
Spewing out whatever is inside.
Showing force in expulsion.
I used printemps shooting away
and beadlines to show this expulsion.
As I added other tangles, I kept with the idea
of pushing them up and out.
I really liked what I had at that point,
but the instructions were to shade
so shade I did.
Kind of strange feeling shading on an art board,
but it worked. Hahaha!
Here is some detail prior to shading.