Daily Zen 2016102001

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Sometimes you just need a little color in your life!

I recently got a set of Faber-Castel Polychromos Artist‘s Pencils. I‘ve always used Prismacolor pencils, but over the last few years the quality of the pencils themselves has gone down hill. So I was looking around to see if there was anything better and found the Polychromos.

For starters, they are oil-based, instead of wax-based. That means the pencil lead is harder, and puts down a more vibrant layer very quickly. I find they don‘t smear around as much, but they blend beautifully with a Copic Colorless Blender pen.

So for this Zentangle tile, I decided to do some experimentation, and I‘m pretty happy with the results.

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Strathmore Vellum Bristol. The coloring was done with Faber-Castel Polychromos Artist‘s Pencils and blending with the Copic Colorless Blending pen. The gold and silver metallic was done with Pentel Slicci pens.

Tangles: Baton Borbz Box Spirals Ruutz W-2