Daily Zen: 2018010401

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Testing 1-2-3.

I wanted a relatively simple project because I’m still shuffling stuff from the old studio to the new one.

I used a small, bijou cut from some black paper. Working on black is my specific project for this month. I chose Toodles because it’s a nice, graceful tangle that I like to draw. It also provided me with some larger areas to fill with color.

I wanted to experiment with colored pencils on black. In this case I chose the Faber Castell Polychromos. I used the lightest/brightest shades of green, orange and yellow. Two shades of grey were used for some of the shadowing. Over all, I think the colors are rather dull. I am going to keep looking through my stash for something that has better coverage of the black.

Back to the drawing board!

Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Black Art Paper using Sakura white gel pens. Coloring and shading done with Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils.

Tangles: Toodles