Thursday, 19 February 2009

INKTENSE SUNFLOWER ZENTANGLE


Last night I thought I'd see how my thumb is improving and got out my pen to start doodling. I started with the moon shape first followed by the lozenge shapes, and realised as usual my mind had opened up organic shapes, which just goes to show how much flowers are part of me. So I turned it into a sunflower, with different patterns in each petal and circles for the seeds. Then I decided to add colour and turned to my tin of Inktense pencils. I filled the shapes all dry to start with allowing the pen patterns to show through. Then I had the brainwave of using a wet brush over the background at the top leaving leaf and stalk shapes dry and created a feeling of distance. Wish I had done the same to the darker leaves at the bottom.
Anyway I am away from home until Sunday, so thought I'd post this before I left. Hope you enjoy it. Happy weekend everyone.

9 comments:

Angela said...

This is great!

I'm always having to fight my doodles from turning into flowers - seeing how nicely this turns out makes me think that maybe I should quit fighting it!

Anita said...

I clicked on the image to see this in more detail and it took up my entire monitor screen - seriously "inktense" colours. This reminds me of my childhood and flowers my mother painted on my old school trunk.

RHCarpenter said...

Great shapes and colors!

Claudia said...

Wonderful zentangle - and your South African painting is so beautiful, too! Love it!

Margaret Ann said...

Nice and perky..the way a sunflower should be...love the patterns and shapes and all the colors...fun! :)

debwardart said...

Trying to catch up with the blogs and just wanted to say I love your proteus flower and always enjoy your "doodles"! Good luck on your show.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Its good that this 'cheat' zentangle was well received, as I felt it wasnt quite the usual doodle - bit more thought out as it went along. Thanks for kind thoughts on the proteus painting.

Hey Rhonda - is that a new profile image???

Robert A Vollrath said...

I didn't write before now because I didn't want to gush over this zentangle but here I go.

If this is a cheat zentangle then I wish all zentangles were cheats.

I have fallen in love with this piece of art. If I was a rich man I would pay you a large sum of money to turn this into a large oil painting.

I could go on but I think I've gushed enough.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks Robert for 'gushing' received with pleasure. It always amazes me which piece of art is popular - so hard to judge one's own work. Take a peep at your own blog to read a response to these lovel words.