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Zentangle #13  - Introduction.
So what is Zentangle? I was asking myself this a week ago when my therapist and I discussed art therapy. I am following along with a book that is nothing but six weeks of zentangles. Every day I’m doing something new or trying something new, so forgive if this is not the best thing ever. It was practice. :D and besides this is supposed to be instinctive art, not planned. Meaning throw perfection right out the window and just do whatever makes you feel good.

The shape placement and shading from this one were inspired by the guest artist submissions. Of course, I did it my way but it was too much fun to pass up! Too bad it took me until now to get the shading finished (I really wanted to post it yesterday!).

Patterns Practiced:
Florz
Onamato
Bales
(Sub-patterns are from previous days :D)

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Zentangle #12  - Introduction.
So what is Zentangle? I was asking myself this a week ago when my therapist and I discussed art therapy. I am following along with a book that is nothing but six weeks of zentangles. Every day I’m doing something new or trying something new, so forgive if this is not the best thing ever. It was practice. :D and besides this is supposed to be instinctive art, not planned. Meaning throw perfection right out the window and just do whatever makes you feel good.

Oh god I’ve been painting all day and my wrist feels raw :D However, I did get my scribblies in as well, so hah. <3

Patterns Practiced:
Beelight
Chillon
Bales
(Sub-patterns are from previous days :D)

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Diptich - Fem!Thorin WIP
This is a close up of a piece for svanhildoakenshield. It is part of a diptych which has a female human OC counterpart. Obviously I’m just getting started. I have lines all over the place and it’s confusing as hell to look at.

When completed this will have a medieval feel to it, with lots of bright primary colors; and the Celtic knotwork will have designs inside of it … eventually. For now, though, I have about seven other linearts to get to, some Thilbo, etc. So this one is started :D Now I have to skitter off and make supper :D The partner to this piece is here: http://jadedsilk.tumblr.com/post/99166635161

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Zentangle #11  - Introduction.
So what is Zentangle? I was asking myself this a week ago when my therapist and I discussed art therapy. I am following along with a book that is nothing but six weeks of zentangles. Every day I’m doing something new or trying something new, so forgive if this is not the best thing ever. It was practice. :D and besides this is supposed to be instinctive art, not planned. Meaning throw perfection right out the window and just do whatever makes you feel good. Auras! The reason I did not shade this is …. I really want to color it. It’s just bold and chunky and begging for me to add some bling. So I might someday. Anyway, have some practice with Auras. This is all you’re getting today because my physical therapist beat the shit out of me and I hurt too much to move.  Tomorrow, though, there will be a lot of art appearing. It should be an all day work day for commissions/sketches etc!
Patterns Practiced:
Auras
(Sub-patterns are from previous days :D)

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Zentangle #10  - Introduction.
So what is Zentangle? I was asking myself this a week ago when my therapist and I discussed art therapy. I am following along with a book that is nothing but six weeks of zentangles. Every day I’m doing something new or trying something new, so forgive if this is not the best thing ever. It was practice. :D and besides this is supposed to be instinctive art, not planned. Meaning throw perfection right out the window and just do whatever makes you feel good. A little rushed tonight because it’s been a long day and I’ve just not had a ton of time, but still a soothing before-bed ritual :D

Patterns Practiced:
Finery
Echoism
Flukes
(Sub-patterns are from previous days :D)

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Glittering Caves Commission - Thilbo WIP
This is a piece for eowynsmusings. They wanted Thorin and Bilbo talking in the caves, Thorin wearing his armor from BoFA and Bilbo wearing his Laketown robes. (Drawing anyone hugging while wearing armor is always … difficult, to say the least :D ) And yes Bilbo looks a little nervous about all of this. (This position is really similar to my last piece that I’m painting for myself. Thorin snuggling Bilbo roughly in the same way. That is because the commissioner really liked that sketch and so … taa daaa :D )

Everything is subject to change. I started putting some color down for Bilbo just to see where I was at with shading and value. Yes, It still needs a lot of work. Yes, I am going to paint this one small area at a time. My attention span is short :D

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Edit: Whatever you guys did, it worked. They made a mistake in my diagnosis and the head cardiologist was able to locate the other half of my aortic valve. Which means I’m no longer a walking aortic time-bomb. Which is awesome. And now, completely relieved, I go to work on some more commissions. And laundry. Always laundry.

Please cross your fingers for me. <3

Zentangle #9  - Introduction.
So what is Zentangle? I was asking myself this a week ago when my therapist and I discussed art therapy. I am following along with a book that is nothing but six weeks of zentangles. Every day I’m doing something new or trying something new, so forgive if this is not the best thing ever. It was practice. :D and besides this is supposed to be instinctive art, not planned. Meaning throw perfection right out the window and just do whatever makes you feel good. I didn’t feel like finding my white charcoal pencils or my gradient paper, so! I just worked white on black, using a sharpie to fill in the surrounding space. Basic stuff, but it’s never bad to practice <3

Patterns Practiced:
Value scale - white on black
(Sub-patterns are from previous days :D)

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Zentangle #8  - Introduction.
So what is Zentangle? I was asking myself this a week ago when my therapist and I discussed art therapy. I am following along with a book that is nothing but six weeks of zentangles. Every day I’m doing something new or trying something new, so forgive if this is not the best thing ever. It was practice. :D and besides this is supposed to be instinctive art, not planned. Meaning throw perfection right out the window and just do whatever makes you feel good. Today’s was short because I went to the cardiologist :D

Patterns Practiced:
Vega
Purk
(Sub-patterns are from previous days :D)

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