Zen-inspired Initials

This was originally for a challenge, and then life got in the way and I forgot about it. Alas, I have finished it. See if you can see the initials “CP”. This was done on a goldenrod colored cardstock that someone sent me for a swap, using Micron black ink pens, and Recollections Signature gel pens in silver and gold. I also used Faber-Castell PITT pens in a gray to do the shadowing.

Owl themed Artist Tile

Did this one for a swap on Swap-bot.com. The theme was owls. I chose to keep the artwork mostly black and white with a few Zentangle patterns. I used Micron black ink pens and Faber-Castell watercolor Pitt pens.

Irish Inspired tangle

This one was created using Micron pens and Faber Castell PITT artist pens. This is supposed to be inspired by St. Patrick’s day for the I am the Diva challenge #159 (http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/). At the center is a four leaf clover surrounded by a variety of patterns and two hues of green.

Fox ATC in Zentangle-inspired style

Here is a Zentangle-inspired ATC that I did for a swap through http://www.Swap-bot.com. I don’t generally do ATCs, only every now and again. This is done on Bristol board with Micron ink pens in black.

Tangle Tutorial #1:  Beadles

This tutorial is created by me, Crystal Paul using the template for tutorial designs from http://www.tanglepatterns.com

Cherry Bomb tangle

This one is one I did prior, but happens to run along with this week’s challenge by I am the Diva (http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/). Micron pens on Bristol board with a 2H pencil for shading.

Work in Progress- Abstract Tangle

This is a work in progress (WIP) inspired by another zentangle artist. It’s nearly done I think, there’s that one white patch left open at the top. To create the black outlined separations, I put black “globs” over watered down black paint onto the Bristol board, then blew through a straw to direct the paint. I used watercolor pencils and Micron ink pens to add color and pattern.

Valentine Hearts

This is an original Zentangle inspired artwork with a heart theme for the I am the Diva Challenge #154. This was drawn on an unknown piece of paper that has a slight yellow hue to it, using Micron black ink pens, a Sharpie black ink non-bleed fine tip pen, and Faber Castell watercolor pens.

Please visit the Diva’s blog for awesome challenges. http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/

Red Johnny

This is an original artwork inspired by the Zentangle Method that can be found on the site below. This particular drawing was done as part of I Am the Diva’s #153rd challenge to use the tangle “Jailed Johnny”. I used watercolor pencils and a paintbrush to add the background, then used both Micron and Sharpie non-bleed ink pens to add the detail. To add shading I used a FaberCastell watercolor marker in grey.

Visit I am the Diva’s blog here to see more http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com
To find out more about the Zentangle Method by Rich and Maria Thomas go to http://www.zentangle.com

Blue Hue Zentangle

This is an artwork created for I am the Diva’s challenge # 152 (to use the tangle Aquafleur). I added a watercolor wash on Bristol board and used Micron pens with Sharpie fine tip non bleed pens. You can view the Diva’s blog here http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/. It’s a fantastic blog!