Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Diva's Challenge UMT #207 & more Tools of the Trade #206

Experimenting with tools!
I finally got my head round tangling my 10cm square canvas.  I put some matt medium over the Golden airbrush colours that I had used so I could draw more easily with the pens.  I used Pitt Pens in black and Sepia and some green and yellow Pitt pen brushes.  I also created some shadows and highlights with Golden Fluid acrylics with a brush. - So lots of different tools and media this last week.

Here is the progression



1st the coloured canvas




2nd with the pen drawing





3rd with some modest light and shade.  It is a also a better colour match to the original.

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I also had some fun with paper I coloured a while ago.  I cut it out as an outline which was a big improvement.   It can be quite hard using a landscape type background for a Zentangle.




This one is a bit weird!

UMT #207 using Sandy Hunter's Unbats.

This is my first go at this one - it is not wonderfully pleasing

So I here is a tile I did at the weekend that I much prefer



Thanks for passing by and all the super comments.  Have a great week.




12 comments:

  1. Your Unbatz composition looks a lot like mine (I think). Great minds? ;-)

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  2. I have just had at yours and I see what you mean. I think your circular flourishes have given the tile a much more balanced effect. I used various geometrical templates for the string but it doesn't seem to have a comfortable base. I'm sure you have made many friends going to all the seminars. My silversmithing tutor told me last week that her father has mesothelioma which is sad. But with so much research perhaps there is hope for the future.

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    1. Val, the meeting my husband attended was a joint meeting of researchers and mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Some have way outlived their prognoses, so progress is being made, it's just painfully slow.

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  3. I like your Unbatz tile. Loos like Picasso threw his cards on the table!

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    1. Thanks Antonine. Picasso has always been a great inspiration for me and I do see what you mean about the cards on the the table. I think that I like it better now!

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  4. I like them all but the coloured work really made an impression. Lovely work.

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  5. All are lovely! Your canvas looks great with these fine colours! Wonderful your Unbatz variations!

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  6. Wow, you were quite busy, Val! You show a lot of beautiful art in this post. I love (LOVE) the first one very much.

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  7. You do such a nice job of shading your tangles. I wish I did as well. :) Really nice.

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  8. I am always attracted to works done with color...yours are very relaxing to me! Nice...peaceful. Like your Unbatz piece as well! That pattern is certainly versatile.

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  9. I like the variations of Unbatz, and your canvas, and the other pieces are lovely!

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