Art journal · Mixed media

Faces – 2

Continuing with my series of faces / portraits, here's another one I made a while back - I still don't have a style of my own, and it's fun to create these faces however I want to (or rather, to create them however they end up turning out. 😉 ) I don't create them as… Continue reading Faces – 2

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Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles – 3

Here's another set of Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made recently - Most of my gel pens are awesome--they glide over paper well and create smooth lines. Some, however, have hiccups and vomit a bit of ink now and then, and I have to adjust--I generally end up incorporating the blob into my doodle. If that's… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles – 3

Art journal · Mixed media

Believe

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Happy 2023, everyone! This year, I hope to believe a bit more--in myself, in others, that things will go okay--and act accordingly. Here's a recent art journal page of mine that reflects these thoughts - I kept this session… Continue reading Believe

Art journal · Mixed media

Faces – 1

When it comes to using faces in my art journaling, I enjoy making abstract, distorted ones since they only need to roughly conform to the semantics of a human face. The proportions can be off, the lines can be haphazard, the coloring can be wacky--it still reminds me of a face, and it renders quickly… Continue reading Faces – 1

Art journal · Gel print · Mixed media

Inspiration Comes From Within

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal page of mine - I made this on kraft paper. After a couple of attempts at making art on kraft paper, I've found that it is a completely different experience than using plain uncolored paper. I like it! 🙂 I first… Continue reading Inspiration Comes From Within

Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles – 2

Here are some more Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made recently - As usual, I used gel pens for drawing, and discovered that the ink has dried away in some of them. In my art journals, I don't much use gel pens that are not black or white--not intentionally, it just turns out that way. :-)… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles – 2

Art journal · Mixed media

Different Perspective

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge] Here's a recent art journal spread of mine - I started this page with a background of dye ink smooshes, over which I used stamps with more dye ink. I then used a gel plate with metallic acrylics to… Continue reading Different Perspective

Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles

Here are some Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made a while back - I started adding borders to my pages to ease storage and maintenance of the pages. 🙂 I used gel pens for drawing, and watercolors and oil-based pencils for shading. I usually stick to monochrome doodles, but sometimes, I like to use multiple colors,… Continue reading A Dash of Doodles

Doodle

Mandalas New and Old

I mentioned last month that I'd come across Zentangle and its concepts while I was looking for inspiration to redo an old mandala-ish piece. I thought I'd go into some detail into this mandala. A long time ago (I promise this is not a fairy tale 😉 ), before I'd even heard of drawing as… Continue reading Mandalas New and Old