Saturday, 20 April 2019

A hoard of swaps.

  Alrighty! I'm back, just as I promised... With another post filled with inspiration.

  And please, if you create something similar to what I've done, I would absolutely LOVE to see it. Tag me in things that you post. I'm havepen_willdraw on Instagram.

  I love doing this "white-out" method, where you draw the tangles and then colour the background with watercolours/coloured pencils to make it seem like your tangles are coloured white... It's such a cool effect that is so easy to do.

  A tiny Bijou as a warm up for the day.

  Watercolour on a Zendala. The gemstone and shading was done using Derwent Coloursoft coloured pencils.

And onwards to some Travelling Tangles Project tiles. Here's a tile sent by Janet Day. She did the background colours and the flower. I added a Bijou tile in the background a-la Debbie New's "Whatz-Itz" method. More shading and colours were added with a mix of watercolours and coloured pencils.


  This one was an orange tile sent in from Sabrina. I added some flowers (whose name I forgot) and gold paint.


From ├ůsa Vading. The background was done using distressed inks. Then Asa added “Birds on a Wire” and “Henna Drum”.


I auraed what she drew, then added “Lanie” to the ribbon and “Diva Dance Rock and Roll Simplified” to the background. I finished it all by adding shading with Polychromos coloured pencils.

Really happy with how this turned out.


  I don't have the before picture to this tile, but Kat van Rooyen drew the Rixty and I finished the rest using Debbie New's "Whatz-Itz" method... I'm not sure about the colour scheme but it's always great to try new things.


  And finally, a 3Z tile from Debbie New herself. She did the background colours; I added the rest. 3Zs are so tiny! You add one or two tangles, and that's all the space there is. hahaha. Shading was done using Polychromos coloured pencils.


  Fantastic week, it's been.

  Maybe I'll see you again next week, too?

1 comment:

  1. A post full of colour and beauty as always!

    I need to try your white-out technique - it's so striking. I'll be sure to give you the nod when I do!

    Your swaps with Janet and Sabrina are two I haven't seen before. Both so wonderfully finished - I really like the way you adapt your style to seamlessly blend with what's already there.

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