2015 Creativity Challenge – week 40

This is week 40 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


First, some new digital artwork.

This is a colouring page from Dover Publications that I coloured in Procreate on my iPad.

Digitally coloured page

At the top of this image is a portion of a background I created in Procreate. I then took the image into another app, Photo Studio, to see what I could do with some of the photo effects. These are a few interesting ones.

Digital textures

This is a digital collage with a vintage drawing.

Digital collage with vintage drawing

And a digital collage with one of my mandalas.

Digital collage with my hand-drawn mandala


Going back to colouring on paper, this is a page from the book Color Me Crazy by Peter Deligdisch. I scanned and printed it on cream card stock, and coloured it with Prismacolors.

Coloured page


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 #242

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #111 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #112 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #80
Mandala template #52 by Geneviève Crabe
Pattern Mixer Challenge #11 by Anya Lothrop
TanglePatterns String 176 by Barbara Finwall
Tackle it Tuesday 69 - O string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 15 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 39 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #26: F-I-N by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #237: Guest Post by Charlotte Carpentier

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium Daily New Challenges 197-203
Ornation Creation: template 126-Islamic Pattern, 127-vintage Sewing Machine by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Jalousie
TangledType: 37-Weird Little Heart
Tangle It! Journal challenge: O
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Jalousie

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Global Doodle Gems All new in Octobre, now for sale!
Night Owl Instant Digital Coloring Page by Chris Gerstner
Review: Tangle Transformations by Helen Williams
Shading Fearlessly now in print by Eni Oken
Tangle It! Journal is Available and I'm an Author/Illustrator! by Alice Hendon

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 39 by Geneviève Crabe
Bright and Beautiful Colors by Caren Mlot
Obsessing over shapes and patterns by Elena Hadzijaneva
New Project: Tangled Letter - Step II by Donald Wilka


eBook second editionSupport the Weekly Roundup!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the second edition of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook.

It contains links to over 3000 free patterns available online, collated from four years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Ahh & Antique video by Tiffany Lovering
Antz & Bandola video by Tiffany Lovering
Barney & Bitten video by Tiffany Lovering
Blips & Bunzo video by Tiffany Lovering
Centre Square by Aleesha Sattva
Check Growth by Linda Rea
Curli-Q by Linda Rea
Fruity by Linda Rea
Heart Wrap by Ina Sonnenmoser
Intertwine by Linda Rea
Samara, Rain, Hao, Flood, Echoing, Rubi, Grace, Dragonish by Elena Hadzijaneva
Sleepy Eye by Linda Rea
Test Pattern by Cynthia Gannon
Tri-ball by Linda Rea

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 39

This is week 39 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


This is the finished coloured monogram that I had started last week.

Colouring ornate letter G


I did three new digital collages. I'm especially pleased with the dragonfly.

Dragonfly digital collage

Digital collage

Digital collage


This is a sneak peek at the cover of my first colouring book which will be available soon.

colouring book cover


And finally, some new Gelli® prints and a new mandala template.

Gelli® prints

Mandala template 52


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 #241

CraftArtEdu classes

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

Inktober by Jake Parker
It's a String Thing #110 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #111 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #79
TanglePatterns String 175 by Audrie Wiesenfelder
Tackle it Tuesday 68 - N string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 14 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 38 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #10 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #25: L-D-G by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #236: "Tangle Unexpected" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #110 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium Daily New Challenges 190-196
Ornation Creation: template 123-Tree of life, 124-Vintage Telephone, 125-Swan by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge 3: Drop Shadows
TangledType: 36-if the world were
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Zenith
Zentangle All Around Prompt 5: Color a page from the group photos

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Geneviève's Mandala Stencils are available again by Geneviève Crabe
Giveaway Contest 2015 by Eni Oken
Halloween Coloring Book Pages and Digi Stamps by Norma Burnell
Tangle Transformation - new e-book by Helen Williams

TUTORIALS

A Zentangle® Inspired Shoe Makeover by Samantha Taylor
Easy Zendala cards by Betsy Wilson
Simple Upper Case Italic Alphabet - Calligraphy Tutorial from Joanne Fink
Zentangle play with Acrylic Ink by Jane Monk

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 38 by Geneviève Crabe
ABC of Zentangle... K for Karma... by Dilip Patel
Overlapping Arches by Eni Oken
Pin the Tangle on the Board by Caren Mlot
The Difference Between Bristol Smooth and Bristol Vellum from Strathmore
Tiles alone, and mounted for hanging by Margaret Bremner


eBook second editionIf you are a collector of patterns, check out the second edition of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook.

It contains links to over 3000 free patterns available online, collated from four years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

8C by Mina Hsiao
C-Six by Mei Hua Teng
Dwaveb by Mei Hua Teng
Eebs by Judy Murphy
Hamail tips by Adele Bruno
Hi by HsinYa Hsu
Icthus by Neil Burley
Knobeez by Judy Murphy
Salo by Mei Hua Teng
Tangle Refresher 112 by Linda Farmer

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Mandala Stencils are available again

GCrabe Stencil Manual coverHi everyone, and thank you for your patience while I changed the manufacturing and distribution for my mandala stencils. The stencils are available now from:

Acadia Laser Creations

The stencils are circular grid templates that can be used for a multitude of designs. Click here if you would like to learn more about these stencils, and see videos that show how they work.

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 38

This is week 38 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


Two new digital collages, one featuring a hand-drawn mandala.

Digital collage

Digital collage


I did some colouring this week. First, some of my mandalas.

Mandala in coloured pencil

 

Mandala two ways

 

And a free colouring page from Dover Publications.

Coloured page


And finally, a work in progress. This is a monogram from an old design book.

Colouring ornate letter G


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 #240

CraftArtEdu classes

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #109 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #110 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #78
TanglePatterns String 174 by Annette Plaga-Lodde
Tackle it Tuesday 71 - M string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 13 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 37 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #9 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #24: C-D-# by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #235: "String Theory: Stripes" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #109 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium Daily New Challenges 183-189
Ornation Creation: template 121-Flamingo, 122-Egyptian Scarab by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Opus
TangledType: 35-great-art
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Meringue
Zentangle All Around Prompt 3 - Curlz, New Tangle Challenge

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

3DTangle Shading Opus by Eni Oken
Fairy Tangles Note Cards to Color by Norma Burnell
Tangle Deck by Lynn Mead - Review by Sue Clark
Umbrella Fairy - Fairy Tangles Coloring Page by Norma Burnell
Zentangle für Kids by Beate Winkler

TUTORIALS

Black and White Zendala by Tiffany Lovering
Pastel Tangled Triangles by Tiffany Lovering

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 37 by Geneviève Crabe
Celebrating two years of calligraphy + resources by Shasta Garcia
Colouring Process: Digital + Traditional by Geneviève Crabe
Images and Leaks by Caren Mlot
Shading Pencil Guide by Eni Oken
Zentangle Newsletter, September 16th, 2015


eBook second editionIf you are a collector of patterns, check out the second edition of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook.

It contains links to over 3000 free patterns available online, collated from four years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Chain Link by Barbara Finwall
Crease video by Samantha Taylor
Dicentra by Neil Burley
Em, Hooks, Roky, Seedz by Simona Cordara
Holli-Flux video by Cris Letourneau
Kisses by Adele Bruno
Kollide by Kim Winebrenner
Yego by HsinYa Hsu

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 37

This is week 37 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


Some new digital collages featuring my hand-drawn mandalas.

Digital collage with MandalaDigital collage with Mandala

And some new digital backgrounds.

New digital backgrounds


I wrote a blog post showing my colouring process that combines a colouring page from Dover Publications, digital painting, and real-life coloured pencil drawing.

colouring page part 4


I created a new celtic knot template.

Celtic knot template 7


And finally, a little tease for a project I'm working on.

What I'm working on


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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Colouring Process: Digital + Traditional

I love working with coloured pencils, and those of you who follow my blog know that I have recently become addicted to creating digital art. So it will come as no surprise that I have combined the two together to make something very cool.

It started with a free colouring page from Dover Publications.

colouring page part 1

Then I use Procreate on my iPad to add purple and yellow-gold colour.

colouring page part 2

Still in Procreate, I added one of my digitally-painted backgrounds, and printed this image on my inkjet printer.

colouring page part 3

Finally, I added some shading and highlighting with coloured pencils.

colouring page part 4

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Weekly Roundup #239

CraftArtEdu classes

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

Celtic knot template #6-7 by Geneviève Crabe
It's a String Thing #108 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #109 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #77
TanglePatterns String 173 by Judiellen Palumbo
Tackle it Tuesday 70 - L string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 12 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 36 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #8 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #23: S-P-C by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #234: "UMT - CanT by Chris Titus" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #108 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle Student Challenge #4 by Lee Darter

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium Daily New Challenges 176-182
Ornation Creation: template 119-Scooter, 120-Blue Jay by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Opus
TangledType: 34-anything is possible
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Opus
Zentangle All Around Prompt 2: Concentric Circle String

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Introducing Tangle Deck by Lynn Mead
The Epic Coloring Book - includes work by Sandy Bartholomew

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 36 by Geneviève Crabe
Zentangle Newsletter, September 10, 2015


eBook second editionIf you are a collector of patterns, check out the second edition of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook.

It contains links to over 3000 free patterns available online, collated from four years of the Weekly Roundup.


TANGLES and PATTERNS

CanT by Chris Titus
Jetties video by Jane Dickinson
Lovely Blooms by Neil Burley
Luffline by Kari Schultz
Rundl by Ela Rieger
Tour tips by Adele Bruno
Trellis by Kathryn Jacoby
Tangle Refresher 111 by Linda Farmer

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