I have hundreds of Zentangle patterns that I’ve collected over the last couple of years and I have loved incorporating them into my own Zentangle art. And although I plan to use them for many years to come I really wanted to come up with my own designs and share them others as a way of giving back to the Zentangle community.
I don’t know if these designs meet the criteria of the Zentangle philosophy, so these designs won’t be submitted, but they are available to anyone who does a search. These patterns are a little different because these are in a series, but they still can be repeated in just a few steps.
In lieu of a completed Zentangle of Into the Wild, I will be drawing a W.I.P. so I won’t give anything away.
This is Gir-af
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Untitled-ref. from Wet Canvas
5 x 7 Graphite on Bristol Smooth
This is the completed piece that I started earlier in the week. I really like how it turned out. I’ve never been able to draw wood before and this is pretty exciting for me. I never really gave much thought to masculine or feminine art. I usually draw dogs and that’s seems kind of unisex. But on this piece: the stained wood, and the rusted lock and pull, the chipped paint all seems very masculine to me. I like the look of rust and oily machine parts, a broken lawnmower in the weeds etc. Wow, this is kinda strange because I’m a girly girl most of time and have been accused of being a priss pot on more than one occasion. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not afraid of getting dirty, but I’d rather not, heehee.
I hope you enjoy your creative day:)
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As you have read we have been working on the house so we can put it up for sale. It is taking a long time because aside from all the painting that I completed, the rest of the jobs are pretty big and I can’t do them alone. David works out of town and we have to tackle the big jobs on weekends while David is home. I am happy to report that the inside of the house is showroom ready. So now it’s time to start on the outside. The first order of business was to take down the pool. We could have left it I guess, it is definitely a nice BIG pool that is only a couple of years old, but we thought it would put buyers off as a liability. So that was on the list for this weekend. First, I unscrewed the top caps and started to remove them. I was very careful for fear I’d find a creepy crawly or a spider, but surprisingly they were really clean. I said to myself, “piece of cake” and began just to zip them off. Then I unscrewed the last one and it was full of straw and I saw something pink. For some reason I thought to myself….SNAKE!!!!!…and I flung the cap across the yard! Well, come to find out it was a bird nest with 5 baby birds and 3 of them were laying in the yard. I felt terrible because I just knew that I had killed them. Thank Goodness they were still alive. Alana and I wrapped grocery bags around our hands and placed the babies back into the nest and put them in our flower bush. I sure hope the mama finds them.
Here’s a picture of the babies. They were moving all over the place…I hope that’s a good sign?
Here is their new home.
I have been getting some drawing in, but it’s only a few little bits at time. I am drawing the same Golden Retriever that I drew in colored pencil. I think it will be awhile before I can get it done but here is my work in progress:
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Prismacolor on Bristol smooth
This was so hard that I would put on a layer and walk off. Then when I was ready to do another color, I would sneak up on it. I have included a little w.i.p. slideshow if you’re interested.
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