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


The Daily New Tangle Challenge

joey’s weekly tangle challenge #99

Zentangle All-Around WEEKLY PROMPT: 

Ben Kwok Template

Tangle Patterns: How to draw ZOOLOO

Shiretown, A New Tangle

“It’s a String Thing” #130 Tiles

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds:

Craft Barn Weekly Challenge



Origami Bunny Rabbit Tutorial

DIY Lightsaber Party Favors


The Pen Habit Giveaway: NockCo Brasstown & Kaweco Liliput

Daily Marker Giveaway-Janes Doodles stamp set

Quarto Creates Giveaway-Your choice of 5 children’s art and activity books

Pen & Ink

Ink Shot: Pilot Iroshizuku Mini Boxed Set – Kon-Peki, Tsukushi 

Magpie – 52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorBirds #ArtJournal

This week’s bird for the ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds‘ was the magpie.

Confession time.  I screwed up.  First I made the bad choice to use up paint on my palette.  It was from the Qor Landscape set – Transparent Brown Oxide, Venetian Red, Indigo, Naples Yellow, Raw Umber and Sap Green.

It’s such a muted set of colors.  I used it for the Goldfinch, but added Hansa Yellow Medium to brighten it up.  This time though I put too much paint down, and felt adding the yellow would just muddy things.

I also tried making these birds into white-throated magpies where the white is in quite different areas. But compositionally this just wasn’t working.  I’d already painted the white areas for a common magpie, so I … *cue horror music* … used white acrylic paint to cover the Indigo.

I’m not totally unhappy with the results, but I’ll definitely think twice about using this particular palette again.

I found my reference photo at the Morguefile archive.

Winners Contacted and What’s the Next Giveaway #Exaclair #Rhodiarama #Winners

I have replied to the five winning Rhodiarama Notebook email entries that were sent to me, so if you entered the giveaway please look for an email with ‘I want to win a Turquoise Rhodiarama Notebook’ in the subject line.

I want to thank everyone who entered.

If you didn’t win this time, don’t despair.  I’ll be giving out more goodies from the Exaclair, Inc. product line. Here’s a line-up of the giveaways coming this year:

Brause Calligraphy Lettering Cards 

J. Herbin Fountain Pen & Blue Pervenche Ink Cartridges

Clairefontaine Trophee Sketchpad 8 1/4 x 8 1/4

Rhodiarama Pad Holder & Pad

Clairefontaine ‘Nature’ Coloring Book & Colored Pencils

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

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


The Daily New Tangle Challenge

Weekly Zentangle Challenge 254

Zentangle All Around Challenge #26

A String Symphony #11

Tangle Patterns: TanglePatterns String 195

Tangle pattern Cirquare

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Suzi Blue Paint, Plan & Chronicle Week 7

The Daily Paper Prompts: Index


Chinese Flower Painting-Chrysanthemum Watercolor Art Lesson

Hand Lettering for Beginners: Easy Accents

Winter Critters Card How-To


Scrapbook & Cards Today Life in Pockets kit giveaway

Graphic45 giveaway-Mon Amour prize pack

Tombow USA & Stampendous! Blog Hop & Giveaway

Pen & Ink

Fountain Pen Review: Kaweco Student Transparent Blue

Night in the Garden #Watercolor #KDAllegriWatercolor Class #Shizen

We’re still working on color theory in class.  I stuck with the cool primary triad of Aureolin Modern (Qor), Cobalt Blue (Daniel Smith) and Quinacridone Rose (M. Graham).

I’ve finished off the tube of Qor Aureolin Modern, and I’m going back to the M. Graham Azo Yellow (Aureolin).  I think it is a richer color, and price wise it’s much cheaper because you get a bigger tube.

I used a Silver Black Velvet Round – size 16 brush on Shizen Hot Press watercolor paper.

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

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


The Daily New Tangle Challenge

“It’s a String Thing” #130

How to Draw Gems for Zentangling

Ben Kwok Template: Chinese Dragon

Tangle Patterns: Tangle Refresher 121

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern – W3

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -W4

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -3D-Room

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -Xadent

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern – Ponio

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern – POKEROOTY

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern – XO

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -0800

禪繞畫圖案設計Zentangle pattern -YAYA

Heart Offset PATTERN

Baubles, a Fun Little Tangle

How to draw CAMELİA tangle pattern

How to draw ELVEN tangle pattern

How to draw HAMADOX tangle pattern

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #258

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Journal52 Prompt #6: Beneath your Feet OR Above your Head

Gratitude52 Weekly Prompt #5: Books


Watercolor Painting – Bird Demo

Using Gesso in your Art Journal

Beautiful, Easy Background Washes


Life Imitates Doodles & Exaclair Giveaway: 5 Large Turquoise Rhodiarama Notebooks

Carta Bella Giveaway – “Amour” Ephemera pack

Test drive a pocket Habana notebook

Jetpens Coloring Book Giveaway-Laurence King Secret Garden or Enchanted Forest Coloring Book

Pen & Ink

Review: TWSBI Vac Mini Fountain Pen – Broad


Coloring Books from Libraries & Museums for #ColorOurCollections Week