Rescue Pup

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils on Canson Mi-Tienes Pastel Paper
5×7

Binder Clip

Today I took about 20-30 minutes of completely interrupted time to draw this binder clip.  I think that I was stopped every 2 minutes.  I’m quite fond of the results actually!  This was done in my moleskin sketchbook with a  02 Micron black pen.

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Binder Clip, ink, 2016

I used Sue Bleiweiss’ The Sketchbook Challenge to prompt this drawing.  She has a chapter devoted to drawing the inanimate object, or tools we use daily, as inspiration for sketching.  In fact this particular chapter is what grabbed my attention when I saw this book at the library.  I will most likely use another chapter from her book as inspiration in my next drawing.  Current rating of the book: B, best for mixed media artists looking for creative daily inspiration.  More for the “crafty artist” than a traditional fine artist.

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.

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!

Moebius Strip-inspired Zentangle

The newest artwork as part of The Diva’s Weekly Zentangle® Challenge. This one is in honor of the Moebius Syndrome Foundation, and is inspired by the moebius strip. This one’s for you Artoo! ‪#‎MSAD14‬

For those of you who love Zentangles®, I encourage you to join the weekly challenges at http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/

and visit http://www.zentangle.com

This is the first of a possible series of artwork inspired by words that describe New Year’s resolutions. This one is titled “Successful”. For this year, 2014, I will strive to be successful in everything, but most important, I wish to find a job in my field. This particular artwork has no shading.

Valentine inspired by Zentangles

Here is a Valentine I drew for an example for an upcoming workshop I have been invited to teach on February 8th with a local arts council. I used Micron pens in black as well as watercolor markers.