I had a little time this week to play in my sketchbook and try out my new high flow acrylic paints. I also watched a few Youtube videos about making zentangle patterns here.
I tried the high flow acrylics in my new pen and got the blue/violet lines. And then I added red and yellow. These are so much more vivid than adding water to the regular acrylics.
This one is actually the back of a page I painted but I really like it. It reminds me of frost on a window. The patterns are made from the paper being wet to start and lying on plastic.
Here’s the first zentangle pattern. It looks complex but was fairly simple to draw except for all those circles.
And here’s another one. You start with two parallel rows of circles and then connect them from there. You should check out the Youtube link above if you want to learn how these complex patterns are drawn. They really aren’t that hard to draw once you know the tricks.
And this last one is my attempt to be a bit more abstract. So when I do that I always seem to end up back to drawing circles. But I like it. What have you been up to this week? I hope you have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by.
I do these too and even do a program for our guild once a year. Love yours.
Thanks Judy – it’s fun, isn’t it?
The patterns are great – a bit like doodles but with rules!
The abstract reminds me of a microscope’s slide – nothing wrong with circles though and the colours are pretty.
I love the ‘frost on window’.
Thanks Lyn – that’s a good explanation of zentangles – “doodles with rules”.
I love the abstract and the frost. I can imagine those circles were a bit challenging, but I bet relaxing to do.
Thanks Marilyn – I find that sketching in general is usually relaxing, it’s just the getting started that is hard.
These are gorgeous and fun. Which brand of high acrylics did you use, the colours are delicious and did you put them in a pen? Always so curious about different art supplies. Karen
I used the Golden high flow acrylics. I put the blue into a pen. You can see what I used here: https://permutationsinfiber.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/merry-christmas-to-me/
Thanks, I remember now, I think these might be the next for my new supplies wish list. I have heard good things about the Golden acrylics. Karen
Great heat & energy!
Wow – never heard of tanglepatterns / zentangles! Thanks for the introduction to a whole new world – love the frost effect too!
You’re welcome – there are tons of examples online, just search and there are a bunch of videos too. Have fun 🙂