Happy Friday, wonderful people! Today I have another completed Life Book 2016 lesson (thank you Tamara!) – a zendoodle butterfly drawn with a Posca Pen on a Dye-na-Flow ink background. I put 3 cool-tone primary colors into little spray bottles, and sprayed them around. Some water spritzes also helped the color move. It coats the paper easily and blends into secondary colors beautifully! It is waterproof when dry.
Trailing behind the butterfly is a stream of fears and negativity I’d like to let go of, while she is flying towards a bright sun of positivity. It’s a wonderful healing exercise!
Take some time to ask yourself: What do you want to let go of this year? What do you want to bring into your life?
Zen doodle (Zentangle) is a fun and relaxing method of doodling repeating patterns in divided spaces in your drawing. Circles, stripes, spirals, diamonds, checkers – just about any repeatable pattern can look good here! Just remember to vary how dark each section is (use different amounts of black) to keep them looking distinct.
It is easy to do, too! This is my first full zen doodle drawing!
- Posca Paint Pens (White, Black, Yellow, Orange, Red)
- Jacquard Dye-na-Flow Inks (Magenta, Sun Yellow, Turquoise) – this links to a small set but you can find them individually elsewhere on Amazon or on artist sites like Dick Blick, etc.
- Spray Mist Bottles (I put the inks in here)
- Posca Paint Pens (White & Black)
- Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen
I hope everyone has lots of artsy things planned for the weekend! Make it a happy and positive one and I’ll catch you all soon! 🙂
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