Friday, February 24, 2012

Zentangle Challenge #59

The Weekly Zentangle Challenge #59 is all about Mardis Gras! Read all about it and check out some great artwork here:

Here is my first entry. It was fun to do and more of an example of Zentangle inspired art, I think. There are a few Zentangle patterns on it, but much of it was something I tried to sketch out and then add a few patterns. Ha, yes, Very difficult for my non-artist self.

That is so much of the appeal of Zentangle for me, the ability to follow simple pattern strokes to create something dramatic. I know these challenges will help improve my overall artistic ability. Plus, it's relaxing and Fun!

So my second entry is more of a true Zentangle tile. The patterns are Chainlette, Featherfall, and Beadlines.
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Zentangle Challenge #58

Just made it in time with this challenge. It has been a busy week, but so glad to get some time to draw.
This week's challenge is in honor of another great cause. Read more here:

Happy Weekend everyone.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Banner and a Question for an Artist...

Oh so excited, I got a banner added to my blog. I know "NEW" is not the theme for CreativeEveryday anymore, but I am still so new to blogging that I am so happy to share. Beginning to look more official, next step will be adding buttons on the side. This can get very time consuming.

On another note, I have a question I know someone can answer quickly. I have no artistic training but I am trying to develop some skills in drawing. I love using pencils and pens but would like to slowly branch out, eventually towards paints.

So this week, my youngest son came home from school and actually told me a little about his day. He told me about his art class and how they got to use something new and he really liked them. It was oil pastels. He said he wanted some and so we found an inexpensive set to try out.

They are neat. So vivid and creamy and blendable. But, oh so messy. So my question is: Do you put something over oil pastels when you are done so it doesn't smudge so easily? Is there some sort of spray or fixative? Any other tips on oil pastels? Thanks for your time.

I am enjoying the CreativeEveryday group of artists. So much talent and inspiration!

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