Judy's Zentangle Creations

Judy's Zentangle Creations

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Syeria

Hi everyone..


Today I'm going to share one of my many favourite designs...  Syeria....
I will be showing progression photos..
I haven't draw a face since high school. I thought here goes . I could either stuff it up or it would turn out ok..... well as you can see it turned out ok...

Step 1.... drawing the face... not easy when I hadn't done one for ages...

 
Step 2... draw the rest of the design... as you can see I put a piece of hair across the face because I couldn't quiet get the face right.... I use a light HB pencil and I only use very light pressure


 
Step3.   Go over design with your pen I used a no.5 to do this.. add some shading using dots

 
Step 4. now its time to fill in the hair you can just use a few designs and repeat them like I have or you could do each one different its your choice

 
Here is a close up of the face... as you can see I've decided to add some colour,
 I have kept it quiet suttle... not to heavy..

 
here is my finished piece. I just love it...
and it's framed... keep the framing quiet simple let the design stand out



Pebbles step by step

Hi everyone,

Sorry guys... I have been able to load anything new been away and trying to organise this new kitchen...


This is the another pattern for the day..

this one is one of my favourites I use it in nearly all my designs... and you will love it too



Pebbles

 
 
you can do this pattern very perfect or you can do it very messy
 I will load up two different
                                                     designs and you will see the difference




I have enlarged this so you can see how its done.

if you use uneven lines you end up with a different look.
so your pebbles will looks different sizes...














There is a design I did earlier in the year using this pattern
 
 

 
 I love this design for background work... it just makes the design pop
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Another step by Step

Hi everyone...


Where has this year gone.. it is just flying by, won't be long and Christmas will be just around the corner.... I've already started designing piece for my family for Christmas...


So today I have another step by step for you..


This one I haven't give a name it is so versatile...

 
This patten I have use in many of my designs, you csan do so much with it..
 
 
as you can see I have used this pattern a couple of times in this design..
you can change the look just by what you put in the center and how you colour it in..
 
 
Hope your having fun with these patterns
 
 
 
 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Designs April 2013

 Here are few designs I did in April this year..  My work was a lot simple than what I'm doing now but I was just learning and feeling my way...


My Ribbon design
 
A close up of this design and adding a touch of colour looks great

 
 
This is my Circles which now are my favourite to work with
 
 
 
Also a close up of the details


Daisy Chain

Hi everyone...

Well I've been thinking what i'm going to share with you and I have done some of my own pattern step by steps .. so i'm going to share daily a pattern with some designs I have finished..


This first pattern is very cute and so easy to do...

I call it daisy Chain

 
 
you can use this pattern in many ways..
 
 
 
This design is what I call a free flow freehand... anything works
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Lilly Design

Hi everyone....


today I'm going to share with you my Lilly Design.... this is my second piece that I did and as usual I have to do some thing large... it was done on a A4 drawing pad..

I have the original painting that I did many years ago

this is the painting that inspired me to do my Lilly design

 
here are a couple of close-ups




 
 
I really enjoyed this design as I enjoy all my work....
 

some patterns to use

Morning everyone..

Today I thought I'd upload some patterns I have saved to my computer.... most of these I have found on pinterest...

I tend to make mine up as I do my design... but I also look at other designs and check out the patterns they have used...

Also on YouTube there are some great tutorials...

These are some fairly simple design that you can find on the net.... these are by http://blog.suzannemcneill.com/2011/11/19/international-quilt-market--festival-2011.aspx  Suzanne also has so great tutorials on youtube to help you start.....

I will not take the credit for other peoples designs.... I will load up a few of mine down the track




 


 

here are a few that I use regularly....   I have a pinterst board with many different patterns so you are welcome to check them out  http://www.pinterest.com/rabome/zentangle-instructions/

So I hope this helps you get started have fun tangeling

About Zentangle and my first design

Hi everyone.....


I thought I would talk about Zentangle and what it means: 

Zen means relax and Tangle is just that tangling designs together... the original zentangle are done on a 3.5"x3.5" piece of art paper which is called a tile. This size allows a pieces of art work to be finished in relatively short time. This method is a meditative art form. Doing a small piece you don't need a rubber because there are no mistakes in Zentangle. This method allows you to do anything you like on the tile..

The Zentangle Method is easy to do, relaxing, and lots of fun to create beautiful images, by drawing simple patterns together..
Almost anyone can do it. You will create stunning, beautiful images. You can be as simple or very complex with your designs..
The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world by many of all ages, this method is great for children ( my grandson loves it) It is also open for a range of skills from beginners who have never done any type of art form, to experts who just want to try something new

Creating Zentangle art provides a fun and great way to relax. 

Everything you need for Zentangle is very Portable.... you don't need a large art pad, you can use a small one so that you can do it anytime of the day... waiting for the kids after school, at the football, having a cuppa at McDonalds absolutely anywhere...


Today I'm going show you my very first Zentangle..


 
 
This is my Heart.... not knowing what to do at the time I just found some patterns online and went for it...  it was so much fun I was hooked
 
 
this close up will allow you to see the patterns clearly...
 
 yes I don't do tiles as they are called because I love working on the larger scale... I will be loading some of my other designs....
 
so have fun checking out Zentangles and enjoy the challenge
 
 
 
 
Lately I try to makeup my own patterns...

What is neded before you start

Hey everyone....

Please bear with me because I'm new at this and it is defiantly a challenge with what to say...

How did I get into Zentangles... I came across it on Instagram and also Pinterest....
I remember thinking I could do that and decided to give it a go...


so I bought a few things that I needed... and you will need also..... it's not an expensive hobby and you don't need heaps of space to do it..

1.   A3 or A4 drawing pad .... you can get them at any craft store
2.   A couple of HB pencils
3.   I use unipin fine line Pens.... sizes I use heaps are    0.8  0.5  0.2  0.1  0.05
      there are many different brands you can buy.... I didn't have much to pick from
      living in a small town.....
4.   A decent Rubber
5.   A Ruler
6.   A Compass to do perfect circles
7.   A Protractor

You can also buy books on Zentangle... you can get these at the Book Depositary..
I have a couple but mostly I use the internet to check out other peoples work for ideas and also Pinterest for the patterns..... there is heaps to check out...

I hope this has helped a bit in what you need....

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

About Me

Hi everyone...


My name is Judy Richards... I live in Mount Gambier    South Australia...

I am 49yrs old turning the big 50 next year....I'm a mother of three beautiful grown up daughters Raquel 30  Bo 27 and Megan 25.... I'm married to an amazing man Peter for 29yrs
I'm also a grandmother of four beautiful grand children.. Brooklyn 7, Chelsea 4, Layla 6mths and Judd who is 9wks... they are my pride and joy...
Peter and I have lived in this house forever 29yrs.. at the moment we are renovation our house.. we have been doing that for ten yrs now and we are at the final stage of doing our kitchen...

Zentangle...... I love it, i'm fairly new at this only started in April this year.... but I'm addicted to this style of art.... I been doing art work for about 20yrs.. but at the moment don't have the time to be painting ect ... zentangle or pen-art I found great that I don't have to set up or pack away...it's always there for me at any time... I love working on large piece more that little squares.....

I'm hoping to share my passion of this art..

I will be sharing my designs and hopefully doing some step by steps...
and many things on my life at the same time

please enjoy and share this blog with others

thankyou   Judy