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Zentangle Letter Baby Card

Feels good to pick up my pens again…it’s been awhile. I need a “Welcome Baby” card for a baby shower. Initial or monogram drawings are a good starting place, so “H” it is. I learned the technique for this tangled initial from Joanne Fink‘s book, “Zenspirations: Letters and Patterning”. From the “No Mistakes” department: I misspelled “Welcome” in the upper …

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Starting with a hand-drawn image

A new piece, hand-drawn and digitally manipulated…both old-school and new-fangled. This is where I started…a Zentangle-style drawing from last year. (I’m trying to mine my own materials as a starting point more often. Anything to avoid the scary blank page!) After selecting a square section of the scan, I pasted it several times into Photoshop, flipping the image across from …

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New Symmetrical element

Last night’s iPad drawing, just black and white this time. Everything is on one layer. It was easily vectorized in Illustrator, so now on to the next step…which direction? Color Ribbon border White tangles in the black border? Scarf design? The time-lapse video of this drawing is extra fun when all those little stripes come in:         …