Monday, February 23, 2015

Diva Challenge #206

watercolor on 4 x 5 inch tinted parchment textured card stock

This weeks challenge at I am the Diva is to think outside the toolbox, or use new tools you generally don't use when creating tiles, anything from a different drawing tool to different paper, on a rock, a stick in sand or even a sewing machine (I like this one and may try it later).
My usual tools are Micron pens, Rapidograph pens, graphite or grey Prismacolor markers for shading on either bristol vellum tiles or my sketchbook. I've had this little field watercolor set for 20+ years (I only recently pulled it out of premature retirement since art school) and just bought a waterbrush (it has a water reservoir). I've only used it for background washes in my sketchbook and other painterly projects.

Better late than never is last week's That's New to Me challenge~ S patterns. I spent so much time looking at and playing with different patterns I never got around to creating an actual tile. This is the sampler from my sketch book. I used the pattern "Struzzle" as the string. These are all new patterns for me. I'm a little OCD.

22 comments:

  1. Love your tangles!

    Here's mine: https://zentanglezone.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/toolstrade/

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    1. Thanks Kell! I just visited your blog. I love it. You've inspired be to go back and do some old challenges. Now let's see if I can actually do it;-)

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  2. I imagine watercolor would be much harder to work with than pens, but you have done it well. You achieved nice bold strokes and pretty variegated colours.

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    1. Thank you Magdalene. It was hard to start but the waterbrush is still fairly new and un-punished so it wasn't so bad, but that's why I chose just one simple pattern.

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  3. Your lines and coloring are so beautiful.

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  4. Love your watercolor tile! I think it's very hard to make nice lines, but you did great.

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  5. The watercolor works really nicely as part of your tangle. Very pretty!

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  6. Nice tiles! Thanks for taking part in the challenge!

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  7. Love the fluidity of your watercolored tile!

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  8. Thank you Katie! This was an inspiring challenge. I never would have gone there otherwise. I now have a bigger toolbox. Yay!

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  9. This watercolor tile is great, I may try that too (one day).

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous your watercolour tile! Wonderful colours!

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  11. Nicely done! I love the way that you used watercolor in this tile, and the line quaility you achieved!

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  12. Nicely done watercolor. I admire anyone that can use watercolor and get it to look that beautiful. Great work!

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