Weekly Roundup #286

weekly roundup
Colorful Backgrounds books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #157 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #158 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #126
TanglePatterns String 222 by Barbara Finwall
Weekly Challenge #70: A-R-H by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #280: "Rio Olympics!" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 519-525
Pattern Collections Pattern Focus
Shading Zentangle Challenge #053: Viaduct
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Viaduct
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Dylusions Ink Spray Color Tutorial by Alice Hendon
Life & Art Entangled — Short Documentary
Zentangle for Kids by Beate Winkler now available in English

TUTORIALS

Zentangle hacks - How to fix your drawing by Silke Wagner

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
4 Tile Swapping by Alice Hendon
Zentangle & the Art of Shell Collecting by Cris Letourneau


Support the Weekly Roundup!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

3V by Mina Hsiao
Abeko border tips by Adele Bruno
Bebo by Shazia
Beenz by Erika Kehlet
Doubleswirls by Anja Meeter
Dreamcatcher by Daniel Lamothe
Fennell by Elena Babayants
i-leaf by Kim Aarts
I zit by Sarah Fowler
Kochlea by Kim Aarts
Mosaic by Shazia
Rainboy by Gaylene Miller
Smokey V2 by Sandraw Zia
Smokey V3D by Sandraw Zia
Tiled by Elena Babayants
Unicorn by Shazia

VIDEOS

I have decided that I will no longer include link to pattern videos in the roundup. The number of people who are creating videos showing how to draw a particular pattern has greatly increased in recent months; unfortunately, it it now too time consuming for me to keep up with them.

To find these videos yourself, just go to YouTube and search for a pattern name.

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This week in art

I have two more digital paintings today. This first one is based on an all-over pattern I created in iOrnament, and then coloured in Procreate.

Pattern created in iOrnament

Pattern coloured in Procreate

And this is a digital collage with a vintage image of a plant, and a multi-layer background.

Digital Collage

 


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #285

weekly roundup
Colorful Backgrounds books
Before we get to this week's links, I want to recommend this article about an online scam that targets artists: Close-up of an Artist Scam... by D. Michael Coffee

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #156 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #157 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #125
Pattern Collections String #21
Tangle Mosaic Project #4 by Annette Plaga-Lodde
Weekly Challenge #69: Y-G-V by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #279: "Duotangle Meer vs Auraknot" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 512-518
Ornation Creation: 192-Manatee by Ben Kwok
Pattern Collections Pattern Focus
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Oke
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

New book: Colorful Backgrounds 2 for drawing and tangling by Geneviève Crabe
Review of Colorful Backgrounds 2 for drawing or tangling by Alice Hendon

TUTORIALS

Line drawing lessons by Margaret Bremner

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
How to Store Pigma Micron Pens
The Letter "G" by Eni Oken
Tangled Tessellations by Caren Mlot


Support the Weekly Roundup!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Abeko tips by Adele Bruno
Breezy by Sandra Schubert
Double 8s variations by Helen Williams
El Prado by María Tovar
Pearly by Sandra Schubert

VIDEOS

Asclep video by Dawn Collins
Beeline video by Melinda Barlow
Blooming Petal video by Dawn Collins
El Prado video by Bunte Galerie
F-Tyled video by Dawn Collins
Fan of Hearts video by Dawn Collins
Flower Power video by Dawn Collins
Footlights video by Melinda Barlow
Jonee and Pixioze video by Stephanie Jennifer
Joyful video by Melinda Barlow
Lametti video by Dawn Collins
Luv-a and Drupe video by Stephanie Jennifer
Matu video by Dawn Collins
Pais and Printemps video by Stephanie Jennifer
Pixiose video by Bunte Galerie
Snail and Mumsy video by Stephanie Jennifer
Striping and Fugu video by Stephanie Jennifer
Tipple and Diva Dance video by Stephanie Jennifer
Tweety video by Dawn Collins
Ventus video by Dawn Collins

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This week in art

This week I have an assortment of digital art. This teapot is a colouring page by Steve "Squidoodle" Turner that I coloured digitally in Procreate. You can find this and other free colouring pages on Steve's website.

Steampunk Teapot

This was a fun digital collage I made with a photo of my grand-nieces and one of my backgrounds.

Girls

This is another in my series of mandalas created in iOrnament and layered with a colourful background in Procreate.

Digital mandala

Finally, this digital collage includes a photograph, some digital painting, a page from an old book, and a silhouette.

Digital collage

 


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Colorful Backgrounds volume 2

Colorful Backgrounds 2

This is my second book of colorful backgrounds on which you can draw or tangle. This book is 8.5x11", and contains 40 full-colour backgrounds, printed on one side, and printed to the edge of the paper. It is available in both electronic and print form.

CLICK HERE FOR ORDERING INFO
and to see some sample drawings.

The book also features eight backgrounds by Alice Hendon.

Click here to see Alice's blog post where she shares artwork she created in the book.

 


 

 

 

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Weekly Roundup #284

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #155 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #156 A Very Happy Third Birthday by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #124
Pattern Mixer Challenge #21 by Anya Lothrop
TanglePatterns String 220 by Nancy Eaton
TanglePatterns String 221 by Sandra Hart
Weekly Challenge #68: C-V-F by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #278: "UMT - Knightstar by Daniel Lamothe" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 505-511
Monotangle Adventures challenge #27: Yuma
Monotangle Adventures challenge #28: Da-Kris
Ornation Creation: 191-Mandarinfish by Ben Kwok
Pattern Collections Pattern Focus
Shading Zentangle Challenge #050: Striping
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Abeko
Tangle It! Mandala Club 2016 challenges
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

New Celtic music album for Zentangle practice

TUTORIALS

Choosing Tangles - How do you decide? by Dawn Collins

SHOW & TELL

3x3 tiles by Kae Yoshino
Got Stress? Get Relief on National Coloring Day by Meryl Ann Butler
Looking back! by Helen Williams
Zentangle Newsletter, July 29th, 2016


Support the Weekly Roundup!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Abeko by Lynn Mead
Beadz 1 by Sharon Paz
Beadz 2 by Sharon Paz
Drogon by Lily Moon
Fayda by Indrani Novello
Vikings1,2,3, Bugzy, Cruffeleni, Butter Beanies by Lila Popcheff
Whalestail by Jenna Black
WOWMOM by Annette Carlo

VIDEOS

8 Ball video by Dawn Collins
Akoya video by Melinda Barlow
Bibbinz video by Dawn Collins
Bikiini video by Dawn Collins
Dazzly video by Dawn Collins
Fugu border video by Stephanie Jennifer
HeartStar video by Dawn Collins
Knightstar/Knightspeek video by Stephanie Jennifer
Merdal video by Dawn Collins
Queasy video by Melinda Barlow
Sky Dance video by Dawn Collins
Vivid video by Melinda Barlow

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Weekly Roundup #283

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #154 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #155 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #123
Pattern Collections String #20
TanglePatterns String 219 by Beth Snoderly
Weekly Challenge #67: Q-O-K by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #277: "Running 'round in Circles" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 498-504
Ornation Creation: 189-Sunfish, 190-Hammerhead Shark by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge #050: Striping
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Striping
Tangle It! Pattern Club Daily Pattern Focus
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Magical Mosaics colouring book giveaway on GoodReads

TUTORIALS

Drawing Behind by Dawn Collins
Printemps as a string video by Stephanie Jennifer
The Awesome Art of Aura by Adele Bruno

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Fluhrfle and Fredjen by Amy Broady


Support the Weekly Roundup!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Pattern-collections weekly author focus: Nicole Dreyer

Exeter by Sharon Paz
Measles by Judith Hopkinson
Sky Dance by Sabrina Kirjavainer
Smokey-V by SandraW Zia
Stem Out by Cheryl Lees-Haley
Thongle by Traci Frogley
Ziggle by Chase Messineo

VIDEOS

Amy video by Bunte Galerie
Auwaka Too video by Dawn Collins
Betweed video by Melinda Barlow
Carry Flower video by Dawn Collins
Dervish video by Bunte Galerie
Exeter video by Dawn Collins
Heartswell video by Helen Williams
Nymph, Nzeppel video by Dawn Collins
Nzeppel video by Melinda Barlow
Onesie video by Dawn Collins
Printemps video by Stephanie Jennifer
Rainbow Bridge video by Dawn Collins
Rattangle video by Bunte Galerie
W2, Huggins video by Melinda Barlow

 

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This week in art

Before we get to the art, I wanted to mention I am running a colouring book giveaway on GoodReads. Here are the details (you must be a member of GoodReads):

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Magical Mosaics - Flora and Fauna by Genevieve Crabe

Magical Mosaics - Flora and Fauna

by Genevieve Crabe

Giveaway ends September 26, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway


This week I took two more mandalas I created in iOrnament and embellished them in Procreate.

Mandala created in iOrnament

Digital mandala

Mandala created in iOrnament

Digital mandala

 


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #282

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #153 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #154 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #122
TanglePatterns String 218 by Damy Teng
Weekly Challenge #66: U-#-V by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #276: "SpaceTruckin' - Moving tangles!" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 491-497
NEW Daily Pattern Focus in Tangle It! Pattern Club
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Echoism
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too! Idea: For the Love of W2

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Larger Sized Tangle Me This! Sketchbook by Aleesha Sattva

TUTORIALS

Tangled Table Number Cards by Adele Bruno

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Bijou tiles and frames by Betsy Wilson
Nancy’s Voice Box by Linda Farmer


Support the Weekly Roundup!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the third edition (January 2016) of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to around 3500 free patterns available online, collated from five years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Buzy Bees by Eneida Morales Fletcher
Canomo by Anoeska Waardenburg
Cindyer by Yu Ru Chen
Curly Wurly by Anja Meeter
Eye-Wa, X2 video by Jane Dickinson
Flattery by Cheryl Lees-Haley
Frost Flower video by Melinda Barlow
Funky Flyer by Anja Meeter
Hamdix video by Dawn
Lichen video by Dawn
Mariposa by Sarah Tyler
Mooka video by Melinda Barlow
Nesting by Suzanne Mitchell
Orchid by Viktoriia Kamorina
Palrevo video by Bunte Galerie
Phroz video by Bunte Galerie
Pikpik by Karin Klang-Meier
Pillar by Anoeska Waardenburg
Plum-lei video by Dawn
PufCookie video by Bunte Galerie
Relly-Telly-One by Karin Klang-Meier
Relly-Telly-Two by Karin Klang-Meier
Roll Over by Shazia
Sand Swirl video by Dawn
Slide by Shazia
Snowballs by Anja Meeter
SwiPet by Alena Light
Tchief by Silke Wagner
Tubular Bells by Cheryl Lees-Haley
TwoEyed by Karin Klang-Meier
Zavatar 2 by Natalie Plechlova
Zavatar Love by Natalie Plechlova
Zenith video by Jane Dickinson

 

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This week in art

This is a mandala I created in the iOrnament app.

mandala

I brought it into Procreate and super-imposed it on a digitally painted background.

mandala

Then I added a bit of translucent orange and white colour in some sections, and some opaque white for contrast.

mandala

Finally, I added some shading and highlighting.

mandala


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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