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Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal


Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle

Weekly Zentangle Challenge 224

Tangle Patterns: TanglePatterns String 158

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

She gave away all her excuses

Tutorials

How to Paint Moving Water in Watercolor

The Art of Art Journaling: Backgrounds

Gelli Plate How To – It’s All Vine Now

Giveaways

JoAnn Craftwell Sweeps-Cut ‘n’ Boss electric embosser & die cutting machine 

Cathy Taylor Book Giveaway-‘Pigments of Your Imagination: Creating with Alcohol Inks’

Are We There Yet stencil giveaway

Pen & Ink

Gray Fountain Pen Ink Comparison

 

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Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal


Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #224

Tangle Patterns: How to draw EDDYPER

Tangle Patterns: Tangle Refresher 103

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Journal52 2015 Week 2 Prompt: Top 10 Lists 

Tutorials

Painting the Pembrokeshire Coastline in Mixed Media

Gelli Plate: Intaglio-Inspired Printing

Adding a Touch of Fabric in Art Journaling

Giveaways

Derwent pencil wrap giveaway

Daily Marker Giveaway-Simon Says Stamps June Card Kit

Limited Edition Retro 51 Tornado Homerun Giveaway

Jetpens giveaway-Pilot FriXion Erasable Highlighters & cat-shaped Midori P-51 Paper Clips

Pen & Ink

Ink Shot Review: Aurora Black

Review: J. Herbin Fountain Pen 

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Fairview Lake Sunset #Yarka #TwinRocker #Watercolor


Yesterday, I wrote about arguing with the paint.  How I let myself get frustrated (having started out cranky) and fought with the paint instead of letting my tools do their thing.

When I realized what I was doing, I switched gears and started a painting that was much simpler with totally different colors.  Sunsets are pretty easy, dramatic and it’s easy to concentrate on shapes rather than details.

I still started off on the wrong foot, grabbing a warm red (vermillion) when I meant to go for a cool (Quinacridone Rose).  That really told me I was off my game.  My colors got a little muddy (that happens when you mix warm and cool colors).

Still, it’s loose and impressionistic and half-way recognizable as being from the reference photo. I used a lot of water, and the scan didn’t pick up the color well in some areas. The painting looks better in real life than it does here.

Reference Photo

 

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Fighting with the paint #Watercolor #Yarka #Arches


Have you ever seen that antacid commercial where people are eating and suddenly the food in their mouth starts flipping around and slapping them?

In yesterday’s art class, I felt that way a bit.

I woke up cranky. My neck had been stiff all day and kept me awake a good portion of the night, and I was in a mood. I went to my watercolor class and started working on a second Koi painting.  It started off all right, but I had clear goals in mind and the paint…just…wouldn’t…co-operate.  No matter how much I overworked it.

Before long I realized that I was effectively arguing with the paint, allowing myself to become frustrated and trying to make the paint do something instead of letting it do it’s own thing and guiding it.  At that point, I set the painting aside and started a new one with totally different colors, theme and layout.  I argued with it a bit too, but since I kept it simple, I was a little happier with the results.  I’ll share that one tomorrow.

 

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Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal


Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle

Tangle Patterns: Adding glorious color to your ZIA projects

joey’s weekly tangle challenge #61

Ben Kwok template-Boat Wheel

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

The Magic of White

Tutorials

Natural Arrangements – How to Paint a Still Life in Pastels

Basic Color Mixing & Brush Use in today’s Video (learn to paint a sunset)

Painting your Trashcan with stencils

Free Downloadable Adult Coloring Pages

Giveaways

The Focus Your Craft & Soul Welcome and Grand Giveaway

A Colorful Journey Arched Aqueduct stencil give-away 

GO FLY A KITE TUTORIAL & GIVEAWAY

Pen & Ink

Pilot Metropolitan Gold Plain Fine with Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin (Bamboo Forest)

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Watercolor Koi on Yupo #Yarka #Yupo #Watercolor


In last Wednesday’s class we painted Koi, with an emphasis on learning how to paint moving water.  The teacher, Kathy Delumpa Allegri, gave me some Yupo paper to try out.

Very challenging stuff!  Yupo is actually an industrial plastic and it’s very smooth.  The watercolor never entirely soaks in, so at any time you can wet it thoroughly, and wipe off every bit of the paint using a paper towel.

It is also sensitive to the oils in your hand, so if you aren’t careful, you get spots where the paint will bead up.  This happened to me, so I wiped off the paint twice, and re-drew my fish until I got it just right so that the area that beaded up looked like ripples in the water (the area around the head of the koi on the right).

I’ve got another piece of this paper.  Now to decide what I want to paint on it!

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Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal


Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published 

on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle

Weekly Zentangle Challenge 218

How to draw 4MOM

Tangle Patterns: TanglePatterns String 157

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

2015 Week 20: Good Advice

Tutorials

Movie Monday, Using Liquid Masking Fluid & Airbrushing

The Artist How-To Series for Colored Pencil

Chasing Waterfalls – How to Paint Moving Water in Acrylics

Giveaways 

Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers Book – Giveaway

A Giveaway! Sponsored By The Little Stamp Store

A Washi Tape Giveaway! Sponsored By Unwrap Colour 

Pen & Ink