Friday, November 18, 2016

Diva Challenge #293 - "Keeko, you know!"

This week's Diva Challenge was to find some zen in your keeko.

I created a monotangle tile drawing Keeko using a white Gelly Roll 08 pen on a black tile.  I used negative space to indicate an aum symbol in the center of the tile.

I am still having difficulties with the white Gelly Roll pens. For some reason, they keep skipping and missing, then blob out all at once.  I started getting frustrated with this pattern, hence the look that a 5 year-old drew it.

Comments and criticisms always appreciated.   

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Retreat in the Woods

I spent 4 days last week with 3 of my girlfriends in a cabin in the woods on the coast of the Blue River in southeastern Oklahoma.  We left home with summer weather and returned with autumn weather which is way overdue.

It was a wonderful trip.  We rested, ate, drank, talked, read, and took it easy.  We sat outside for long periods of time by a campfire that continuously burned.

The sky at night was gorgeous.  It looked like a black blanket with sparkling diamonds accenting it.  Even though I live rural, I did not realize how much light pollution I had at home. The night sky was outstanding!!

When I took a break from reading, I drew the above Zentangle inspired art composed of Paradox, Squid, Tipple, and Isochor.  I used black Sharpie pens with medium and fine points and a black Micron 01 pen.  As you can see, I still have a way to go on proper shading.  It is always a work in progress.