It’s been quite a while since I showed you any of my drawings made from Ben Kwok’s templates, which he is so kind to publish weekly. The last few weeks have not been animals, and I have tried my hand at a few of them. Two of the recent ones have been an automobile and a crown. Here is my black and white version, and I may do a colored one later: I really love doing mandalas, and have done this one in black and white. I have scanned it, and plan to do a colored version soon. Hope you like this. I certainly enjoyed doing them. See you again soon.
I seem to find myself doing at least two or three of Ben Kwok’s designs every day. Just can’t seem to get enough of them. I have tried some of them with different coloring, and with a decorated paper background. I didn’t like the coloring on the first Hummingbird, and didn’t like the second one much better.
I did the horse with fewer lines on the template, and did it on a piece of colored paper I had made some time ago. I like it a lot better.
This dragonfly, I played around with my IPhoto, and it is now a completely different color than the original. Sorry, I couldn’t get this image to flip vertically.
Hope you don’t tire of these, because I will be showing you more in the future.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I’ve been neglecting my card making recently, so have decided it was time to do some cards to show you.
i recently came across a blog that I really liked. It was by Joanne Fink www.zenspirations.com. I really liked her style, and thought I remembered having a book by her. There in my stash of Zentangle books was “Zenspirations – Letters & Patterning.” I began doodling and practicing some of her techniques. Here are three cards I came up with using her style
I really enjoyed drawing and coloring in this style, so I will probably show you some more later. OR you may receive one of these in the mail. I drew and colored the original, scanned and printed copies for the cards. (I can make them any size) They are so versatile and could be used for any occasion. I liked these so much I ordered another of Joanne’s books. Can’t wait to see it and learn more about her techniques.
Thanks for dropping in today. See you again soon.
One of the highlights of my week is Monday afternoon when my daughter, Carol, and I attend a mixed media painting group at the Pittsboro Senior Center. This is a “mixed” group, from all walks of life who enjoy sharing with each other our various works of art. At the beginning of each session, we have a “show and tell” where we share the projects we are working on, or have completed the previous week. It is nice to get the critiques from all the members of the group. The medium for the majority of the group is watercolor, but some do graphite drawings, pastel chalk drawings, pen and ink, acrylic, etc. For the next two weeks, we will have one of our local artists come and demonstrate different painting methods. Her name is Shannon Bueker, and she is well-known in the area for both watercolor and acrylic paintings. If you would like to see some of her work, click on Not Now Kato on the right under blogs I follow. It will take you to her blog and website. Here are a few photos taken last Monday.
The picture at the beginning of the post is of Christine de Graffenriedt, Carol Newnam and “Z” Hazel Le Blanc. Sorry, Several of our “regulars” were absent from the photos. Will try to get a photo of Shannon on Monday. Thanks for coming by.