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.

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.

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.

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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/

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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's Day card

Drew this card in the Zentangle® style on a blank pastel purple card I had. This is for a swap on Swap-bot.com.