This week in art

Here is what I have been working this week.


This is a still-life I created with a vintage image and some digital colouring.

Digital still life painting

And a new mandala.

Digital mandala collage


I created some more new backgrounds for future digital collages.

Digital backgrounds

Digital backgrounds


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 #255

weekly roundup
Colouring book

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #126 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #127 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #95
Mandala Download by Grace Mendez
Mandala template 6 by Sacil Armstrong
TanglePatterns String 191 by Audrie Wiesenfelder
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 24 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 48 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #41: Y-M-# by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #250: "Bringing it Back to the Old School" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 302-308
Ornation Creation: 159-Basset Hound, 160-Turtle by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: BW to Duo Color
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Pokeleaf
TangledType: 46-Suffer
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: Color your Zentangle-inspired art!

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Coloring page competition by Ina Sonnenmoser
TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition by Linda Farmer

TUTORIALS

Impressed line technique by Geneviève Crabe

SHOW and TELL

My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Storing Tangles in Recipe cards by Eni Oken
Whose Muse is Whose? from Zentangle blog


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

2-S by Mina Hsiao
Fe-Ba by Lisa Chang
Loveline video by Tiffany Lovering
Mooka, and then some... by Stephanie Jennifer
Printemps tips by Adele Bruno
Singapore Sling by Stephanie Jennifer

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This week in art

Here is what I have been working this week.


Here are some more digital mandalas. I will be making these and other mandalas available on tote bags and other merchandise in my RedBubble store. Stay Tuned.

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage


I created some new backgrounds for future digital collages.

Digital backgrounds

Digital backgrounds


I also created a new video tutorial on the Impressed Line technique for coloured pencils.
If you can't see the embedded video below, click here to see it on YouTube.


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 #254

Pattern_Tangles_3_cover_245Happy New Year, and welcome to the first roundup of 2016.

The third edition of the Pattern and Tangle Links eBook is now available. It contains around 3500 links to pattern step-outs and videos from the first five years of the Roundup. That's over 500 new links since the second edition.
Click here for more info.


weekly roundup

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #123 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #124 by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #124 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #125 by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #125 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #126 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #92
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #93
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #94
Mandala Monday by Grace Mendez
Pattern Mixer Challenge #13 by Anya Lothrop
TanglePatterns String 188 by Beth Snoderly
TanglePatterns String 189 by Dorothy Allison
TanglePatterns String 190 by Joan Lilley
Tackle it Tuesday 81 by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 23 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 47 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #19 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #38: L-P-N by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #39: A-F-M by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #40: J-S-W by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #249: "DuoTangle: Diva Dance and Auraknot" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 281-301
Ornation Creation: 154-German Shepherd, 155-Bunny, 156-Rose Window, 157-Ornate cross, 158-Ferret by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Umble
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Henna Drum
TangledType: 45-2016
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Tangle or color Flowerly
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: Let's Party, and Tangles on Tuesdays

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Get Your Coloring Page Published!
Mindful Mandalas is Live! by Jane Dickinson
Souffle White Pen Review by Stephanie Jennifer

TUTORIALS

Circular Grid Patterns with Geneviève’s Mandala Stencils
Ruffles 3 Ways with Baylee Jae
This is the how-many-th jewel that I've drawn..? by Stephanie Jennifer

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 51 by Geneviève Crabe
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 52 by Geneviève Crabe
2015 Creativity Challenge wrap-up slide show
Ixorus… again by Eni Oken
Pop Goes the Zentangle by Caren Mlot
"Rope" string idea by Margaret Bremner
Shading and Coloring Supplies by Eni Oken
This week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Zentangle Birds by Joan Delony

TANGLES and PATTERNS

Ah, Love You!, I-mazing by Jane Eileen
Autumnal by Daniel Lamothe
Bow*Petal by Alice Hendon
Calvin by Ina Sonnenmoser
Contacted by Allyn Johnston
Flowerly by Ina Sonnenmoser
Gothic Buds by Neil Burley
Greeka, Fortuna by Simona Cordara
Hurray video by Tiffany Lovering
Intersection video by Tiffany Lovering
Ixorus by Jane Dickinson
Kelp video by Tiffany Lovering
Layse by Sandra Strait
Lichen video by Tiffany Lovering
Log Cabin by Ina Sonnenmoser
Marnie by Chrissie Frampton
Nouveau Border by Neil Burley
OpArt 1 by Ina Sonnenmoser
Opus video by Jane Dickinson
Pea-Nuckle video by Molly Hollibaugh
Pop-Cloud tips by Adele Bruno
Schnucki-bee-Doo by Beate Winkler
Tapis video by Ellen Wolters
Ududu video by Melinda Barlow
Win-Zetta by Loretta West
Tangle Refresher 119 by Linda Farmer

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This week in art

After a year of Kelly Barone's Creativity Challenge, I have decided to continue my weekly posts sharing my creations for the week. Even though the challenge is over, I will continue to do a weekly post in 2016.


This image started with a background painted in Procreate on my iPad. I then used the Percolator app to turn it into bubbles, then back into Procreate for layering with texture.

Digital image


I took some photos and turned them into colour palettes.

Colour palette Colour palette

Colour palette Colour palette


This past week, I also created a video showing how to use my mandala stencils to create circular grid tangles.


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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Circular Grid Patterns with Geneviève’s Mandala Stencils

All of us who do any kind of pattern drawing are familiar with grid patterns, patterns that drawn on a square grid like these, tow of my favourites:

Square grid

The mandala stencils are essentially a circular grid tool.

Circular grid

And if you draw the same pattern by following the grid, you end up with the pattern in a circular form.

Circular Huggins

Here is a video that shows the process.
If you can't see the video, click here to see it on YouTube.

Click here for more information about the stencils.

Instructions on drawing patterns: Cadent, Huggins.

 

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New Edition of the Pattern and Tangle Links eBook

Pattern_Tangles_3_cover_245The third edition of the Pattern and Tangle Links eBook is now available.

It contains around 3500 links to pattern step-outs and videos compiled from the first five years of the Weekly Roundup. That's over 500 new links since the second edition, and 1500 new links since the first edition.

Click here for details.

 

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2015 Creativity Challenge wrapup

Now that the year has wrapped up, here is a slide show of the artwork I created in 2015.

If you can't see the embedded slide show, click here to see it on Flickr. Enjoy!

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 52

This is week 52, the final week of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge. It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that I created enough artwork to post something new every single day this year. Thank you Kelly!

Even though the challenge is over, I will continue to do a weekly post in 2016.


This last week I have been playing with mandalas in Procreate on my iPad, using some of the new backgrounds I created last week. The mandalas I used are available to download for free on my Mandala Templates page.

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital collage mandala


I also created some new mandalas in iOrnament on my iPad.

Digital mandalas

And here are two iOrnament mandalas layered with colour textures in Procreate.

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala 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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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 51

This is week 51 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.

All the digital artwork was created in Procreate on my iPad.


This is a digital collage featuring a photo of my grandmother.

Digital collage featuring a photo of my grandmother


This collage includes a brick texture, some digital painting, and a line drawing of a rose.

Digital collage


This collage includes a landscape, a photo of pebbles, a photo from the Hubble telescope, and some hand-drawn whimsical houses.

Digital collage


This one includes a textured coloured background, and a stencil image of a fish.

Digital collage


Finally, here are a few more digital background using a variety of colour palettes.

Digital backgrounds created in Procreate

Digital backgrounds created in Procreate

Digital backgrounds created in Procreate


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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