Saturday, March 21, 2015

Zentangle Compass Drawing

Not only is "zentangle" a wonderful marriage of creativity and meditation, but it serves as an excellent reminder to artists that a larger piece of art is built gradually over a period of time using incremental strokes and layers.

Once again a compass has made its way into my work! I first created a design to contain my zentangle "doodles" using pigment liner pens on watercolor paper:
Zentangle Compass: Create Layout

I then began to fill in the divided spaces with small designs:
Zentangle Compass: Add Designs

To add further distinction and value between the patterns, I added color using Prismacolor colored pencils:
Zentagle Compass: Add Color

The final product is a colorful, detailed piece:
Zentangle Compass: Final in Color

I gifted this drawing to my boyfriend's stepmother Bertha - a very special lady in my life!