My drawing and painting life
August 24 and 25 I practiced drawing feathers in my zentangle practice journal. As I had already done some earlier, this wasn’t hard. it was rather fun. I played with the dots surrounding the feather to suggest a background (I saw that in one of the examples in my book). It reminded me of my school lessons on using (dip) pen and ink, making dots, dashes and hatching on little squares on a page. Nice memory that. 🙂
The next day I drew another feather and decided to put in on another pattern, and turned it into a kind of cushion. 🙂
I wanted to try using a thicker pen – switched back to a different idea. I made a variation on a composition by Judy Lehman given in Beckah Krahulas book ‘One Zentangle a Day’. I used the combination of the patterns Squid, the leaf pattern Ynix and the flower shape pattern Pepper (like she did). I made the squid more prominent and added some details using other patterns (e.g. Printemps, the little swirly dots in the bottom corners).
I used a Faber-Castell brush pen and a pen with a chisel tip this time. They are new for me. I rather like the effect of these pens, especially the brush pen. The lines look really interesting, they are not the same width everywhere.
Only one drawback to this: I put this piece on the same page as the delicate feather on a cushion. This Squid piece totally overpowers the other one. Well. Lesson learned. 🙂
These were done on days 360 and 361 of YODC. After this: 6 days to go!
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