Weekly Roundup #278

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #149 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #150 - The Zensquicentennial by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #118
TanglePatterns String 214 by Debra Sweeting
Tackle it Tuesday Challenge #97 by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #62: N-W-L by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #272: "What's Black and White and Red All Over?" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 463-469
Ornation Creation: 185-Salamander by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge #45: Zing Zing
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Merryweather
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too! Idea 21: Tangled Shoes

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

All my colouring books now available as downloadable eBooks by Geneviève Crabe
3D Tangle: Shading Case Studies' EBook by Eni Oken Review and Giveaway by Sandra Strait
Ancient Patterns for Modern Tangling' EBook by Simona Cordara Review and Giveaway by Sandra Strait
New book: Zentangle® für jede Gelegenheit by Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb, Review by Ela Rieger

TUTORIALS

Using brushes in Procreate (iPad app) by Geneviève Crabe

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Concord Monitor Article featuring Sandy Steen Bartholomew
How "Prairie Sun" came to be by Margaret Bremner


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

Air by Shazia
Andromeda by Lily Moon
Asclep by Cheryl Lees-Haley
Aynchunt by Sandra Strait
Back Flip by Cheryl Lees-Haley
Back'n 4th by Cheryl Lees-Haley
Bikiini by Nicole Dreyer
Broken Hearts by Anja Meeter
Cee-a-Mosa by Alice Hendon
Cordoba by Linda Rea
Dalmatians Dogbone by Nicole Dreyer
Elle by Cheryl Lees-Haley
Fangle video by Melinda Barlow
Flee by Shazia
Flu-Cones by Nicole Dreyer
Forge by Linda Rea
Ginili video by Ellen Wolters
Groovy variations by Lynn Mead
Heartbroken by Anja Meeter
Jaysix video by Bunte Galerie
Jess by Anja Meeter
Kedga by Chrissie Frampton
Lovy-Dovy by Shazia
Mani by Shazia
Namaste video by Bunte Galerie
Niuroda video by Bunte Galerie
'NMeshed by Antonine Koval
Obeto by Linda Rea
Paradox video by Melinda Barlow
Puffties by Traci Frogley
Rainking by Leona Shih
Rhombie by Shazia
Rigardu by Simona Cordara
Ring-Flux by Nicole Dreyer
Ropuz by Natalie Plechkova
Sonnenband video by Bunte Galerie
Suwaki by Cheryl Lees-Haley
Tapple by Judy Murphy
Telis-Clef by Chrissie Frampton
Telis-Swan by Chrissie Frampton
Tunnels by Anja Meeter
Veezy by Margaret McKerihan
Verdigogh video by Melinda Barlow
Yess by Shazia
Zello video by Bunte Galerie
Zinger Hats by Shazia
ZingZing by Marie Penzing
Z-Line by Alena Light

 

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This week in art

This is a colouring page (free download from Dover Publications) that I coloured digitally in the Procreate app.

Digital colouring


This is a digital painting I made as part of a tutorial on Procreate brushes.

Flowers digital painting


Finally, all my colouring books are now available as downloadable PDFs. More info here.


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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Coloring eBooks

Just a quick post to let you know that all my colouring books are now available in eBook form, as downloadable PDF files. Click one of the images below for ordering information.

Coloring book Coloring book Coloring book Mandala colouring book

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Procreate™ Brushes

In the Digital Tangling group on Facebook, people were asking questions about using brushes in the Procreate app, and so I thought I would go over some the basics. You can click the image to enlarge them.


OVERVIEW and BASIC BRUSHES

This is an overview of the brush panel.

Procreate

Here are some of my go-to brushes.

For simple line drawing, I like the Gel Pen (under Inking).

Procreate

For shading and highlighting, I use the Shading Graphite (under Sketching).

Procreate

For simple painting, the Round Brush (under Painting).

Procreate

One of my favourite for textured backgrounds is Rusted Decay (under Industrial).

Procreate


STAMP BRUSHES

All the brushes I have talked about so far behave like paint brushes, in that when you touch and drag, you lay down colour on your canvas.

But there are also brushes that behave more like rubber stamps, and put down a single image. Here is an example, Disco (under Retro).

Procreate

As a mixed-media artist, I use this feature and created my own brushes either by scanning images, or drawing them digitally. Here are a few of my brushes.

Procreate

Procreate

By using the brush size slider, you can adapt the size of the brush to your painting.

Procreate

I made a bunch of brushes from rosettes I drew in an app called iOrnament.

Procreate

Here us one of my digital paintings where I used several of my custom brushes.

Procreate painting


CUSTOM BRUSHES

In the Procreate community, there is a forum dedicated to custom brushes. Generous Procreate users share custom brushes they have created. You can download them and add them to your app by clicking the + sign at the top right of the Brushes panel.

This is the Stitches and Sequins brush set by Jay Versluis. I like to use these to give a fabric look to my mixed media paintings.

Procreate

Here is an example in one of my digital paintings featuring a photo of my grandmother.

Digital painting featuring a photo of my grandmother

Another cool set of brushes are these Gradient brushes by sculptingman in the Procreate forums. Find the brushes and a tutorial here.

Procreate

In addition to the look of the brushes, there are a whole bunch of settings for each brush. You can see them by touching the brush in the panel a second time.

Procreate

We'll leave a detailed discussion of the settings for another time, but if you want to play with them, swipe left on a brush in the Brushes panel and Duplicate it. You can then play with the settings in the duplicate brush to see what they do.

Procreate

 

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Weekly Roundup #277

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #148 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #149 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #117
TanglePatterns String 213 by Audrie Wiesenfelder
Tangle-Mosaik-Projekt #3 results compiled by Annette Plaga-Lodde
Weekly Challenge #61: D-C-A by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #271: "Beads of Courage" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

New Facebook Group: Digital Tangling

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 456-462
Monotangle Adventures challenge #21 - Plum Lei
Monotangle Adventures challenge #22 - Rainbow Bridge
Ornation Creation: 184-Raven by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge #044: Groovy
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Groovy
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: Optional ATC swap #4

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Ancient Patterns for Modern Tangling by Simona Cordara
Colorful Backgrounds for Drawing or Tangling by Geneviève Crabe
New Must Have Book for Tanglers - Review by Alice Hendon

TUTORIALS

Organic gardening, Maryhill style by Betsy Wilson

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Floral Doodle Speed Drawing by Bunte Galerie
Floral Heart Doodle Speed Drawing by Bunte Galerie
Phototangles by Caren Mlot
Tangled gems on wood by Donald Wilka
Zentangle Newsletter, June 16th, 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

Pattern-collections weekly author focus: Tricia Long

Pattern Database Call for HELP by Ina Sonnenmoser

96X by Mina Hsiao
Achtern by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Bananana by Ina Sonnenmoser
Brackets by Donna Stanchfield
Brrrst video by Bunte Galerie
Capsular by Linda Rea
C-Wing revisited by Carlos Cano
C-Wing variations by Lynn Mead
Drupe video by Bunte Galerie
Dymond in Ruff by Linda Rea
Eiffel by Linda Rea
E’rutats by Elaine Hudson
Eyes Have It by Linda Rea
Fungees video by Melinda Barlow
Gator by Linda Rea
Gemma by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Hamsix by Alena Light
Indecifleur by Carlos Cano
Ingwi video by Bunte Galerie
Kandie Bubble by Linda Rea
Karobo by Silke Wagner
KatieQ by Sharon Paz
Knicki by Dörte Seupel-Kör
McAllister video Melinda Barlow
Melted by Erika Kehlet
Not Rubiks by Linda Rea
Operation by Yu.Ru Chen
Organic video by Bunte Galerie
Paravan by Ria Matheussen
Punk by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Sabal video by Bunte Galerie
Schlafli by Linda Rea
Sextant Border by Sandra Hoffner
Side-Eye by Yu.Ru Chen
String of O's by Linda Rea
SXC-rolls by Yu.Ru Chen
T-angle by Agneta Lendegren
Taxi by Zhai Xiaoxi
Trills by Jenna Black
Tripoli video by Paula Bramante
Twing video by Melinda Barlow
X-Perope by Agneta Lendegren
Zap by Anja Meeter
Zap-free by Anja Meeter
Zaplings by Anja Meeter
Zapper by Anja Meeter

 

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This week in art

A while ago, I posted that I have created some tote bags and fabric pouches that you can colour. Here are the designs from the RedBubble website.

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 3.52.50 PM

I ordered one of the bags and have started colouring it with fabric markers. (This is a work in progress.)

bag

Other than that, you may have seen my post yesterday about the new book I just published.

Colorful Backgrounds book


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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New book: Colorful Backgrounds for Drawing or Tangling

Colorful Backgrounds book

This is the first in a series of books containing colorful backgrounds on which you can draw or tangle.

The book is 6x9", and there are 30 full-colour backgrounds, printed on one side, and printed to the edge of the paper.

Scroll down to see some examples.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
AND ORDERING INFO


Here are some backgrounds on which I did some drawing. Bring out your art supplies and have fun! I look forward to seeing your work. You can use black permanent pens or light-colour gel pens for drawing, and you can use coloured pencils for shading and highlighting.

sample1

This is the first in a series of books containing colorful backgrounds on which you can draw or tangle. The book is 6x9", and there are 30 full-colour backgrounds, printed on one side, and printed to the edge of the paper.

sample3

And here are two lovely examples from my friend Alice Hendon.

Alice Hendon Alice Hendon

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Weekly Roundup #276

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #147 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #148 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #116
Pattern Collections String #15
TanglePatterns String 212 by Jay Kline
Weekly Challenge #60: B-P-U by Diane and Carolien

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 449-455
Ornation Creation: 183-Mallard by Ben Kwok
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Rundl
Shading Zentangle Challenge #043 - Rundl
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Creating flow between patterns by Paula Bramante
How to create Zentangle® Stepouts - with Temarish by Bunte Galerie
How to create Zentangle® Stepouts - with Zeniverse by Bunte Galerie
Patterns and Pattern Families by Ina Sonnenmoser


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: Elaine Benfatto

4Rosie by Melissa Sansom
4 Star by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Auwacka by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Auwacka Too by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Balo video by Bunte Galerie
Bee Stung by Kevin Brooke Hudson
Bones by Katja Rudolph
Cardor by Yu.Ru Chen
C-Wing video by Bunte Galerie
Daisy Chain video by Stephanie Jennifer
D-Eye by Simona Cordara
Dinah by Sandra Hoffner
Dragon Eggz by Jane Nichols
Fat-X by Yu.Ru Chen
Firework by Shelby Lazaren
Fleurette and O-Cee video by Melinda Barlow
Floo video by Melinda Barlow
Flying Carpet by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Fwirl by Gaylene Miller
Hanni by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Hanni's Sister by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Hearts Apart by Nancy Robinson
Hexastar by Rosemary Turpin
Huisal video by Bunte Galerie
Jazz-e-Flower by Cyndi Anderson and Carla Szcsuka
Kuki by Simona Cordara
Lightning Bug by Sandy Moore
Loopstr by Samantha Mitterer
Loopy Blossom by Tina Kirchhübel
Luheart by Yu.Ru Chen
Lunes by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Meringue video by Bunte Galerie
Murmylies video by Bunte Galerie
Pharah by Simona Cordara
Plum-lei by Dawn Collins
Quirly by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Reflektion by Gaylene Miller
Roundabout by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Schoko by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Shattuck video by Melinda Barlow
Siri by Sandra Hoffner
Snake Eggs by Nancy Robinson
Speasy by Silke Wagner
Spidey by Kevin Brooke Hudson
Target by Yu.Ru Chen
Target video by Bunte Galerie
Tessa by Sandra Hoffner
Trilobyte by Nancy Robinson
Wrap by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Y-Hex by Ina Sonnenmoser
Yin Yang by Anja Meeeter
Zollstock by Dörte Seupel-Kör

 

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This week in art

This is a pin made up of painted paper on a wood piece, with a wood dragonfly and a crystal.

Pin

This is a mandala I created in the iOrnament app...

Mandala

...then layered with a watercolour background in Procreate.

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 #275

weekly roundup
Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #146 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #147 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #115
Pattern Collections String #14 - Fundraiser
Pattern Mixer Challenge #19 by Anya Lothrop
TanglePatterns String 211 by Mary Helmers
Weekly Challenge #59: M-H-S by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #270: "Skye by Margaret Bremner" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 442-448
Ornation Creation: 182-Pelican by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge #042: C-wing
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: C-wing
Tangle It! Mandala Club 2016 challenges
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: Colored backgrounds

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Cartoon School - Come With Me! by Sandy Bartholomew
Giveaway & Review of J. Herbin Fountain Pen by Sandra Strait
Hand stitched art journal giveaway by Lori Bradford
Tiga sketchbook review by Stephanie Jennifer
Zentangle® Für Kids, Forest Animals by Beate Winkler - review by Sandra Strait

TUTORIALS

Create your own mandalas part 1 by Geneviève Crabe

SHOW & TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
IX and Bales – Square One Focus by Lynn Mead
Travelling tangles by Margaret Bremner


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

New on Pattern-collections: Links to pattern videos

Pattern-collections weekly author focus: Simona Cordara

Auraknot take 2 video by Jane Dickinson
Base-Basement by Silke Wagner
Blümerant by Dörte Seupel-Kör
Clem by Erika Bonham Kehet
Commas by Chrissy Whitney
Dash Off by Chrissy Whitney
Dayz-E Fleur by Erika Bonham Kehet
Elarips video by Bunte Galerie
Endless by Silke Wagner
Festune video by Melinda Barlow
FlowerS by Samantha Mitterer
Flux video by Melinda Barlow
Four Hearts by Agneta Landegren
Heart-Beads by Tricia Long
HeartStar by Nicole Dreyer
Hoot by Erika Bonham Kehet
I'm watching you by Chrissy Whitney
Ingwi by Silke Diefenbach
Kiasom video by Bunte Galerie
Lace Heart by Ina Sonnenmoser
Merle by Tasmin Rootman
One-Two-Three by Melinda Barlow
Pots by Chrissy Whitney
Rain video by Melinda Barlow
Round Wedge by Silke Wagner
Sanis by Sandra Hoffner
Sundy by Barbara Burgess
Temarish video by Bunte Galerie
Tom-Cher-Ific by Tricia Long
Tri-Cone by Cyndi Anderson
U-Four by Nicole Dreyer
Ur-Chen by Tricia Long
Woody video by Bunte Galerie
Zeniverse video by Bunte Galerie

 

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