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Sam: I love your Zentangle Jay... your choices of Petroglyph style parts and shading make it look like a beautiful porcelain piece. You are mastering this quickly. This would be fun to do while waiting in a doctors office... I am liken' it...! Very expressive. we have a doctors visit coming up I should try it.
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Thank you Marsha and Jen for your comments, I agree the jay's body is a little short. I will try Sam's suggestions (thank you Sam)to remove the spots and see what happens if it doesn't work than I can add more colour or another flower.
Sam, love your new zentangle. I think his beak and tail patterns are better now. I'll have to read up on this, as Marsha said it would be fun to do in the doctors office and since I have a four hour work related meeting comming up next week maybe I will give it a try.
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Sam - Amazing zentangle jay. Here I thought my name "pen tango" for doodle art was original. Oh well.... Like what you did with the patterns. I read in your post you would like to have done some things differently - I don't know... like it the way it is. I especially like how you've taken a real object and "tangled" it. These drawings are fun and quite relaxing to do. Guess that's what the "zen" is all about.
Jen - Great job with the chicks - Adding the bits of grass and such was a good choice, though I don't see where you mean that you got tied up with their feet.
NZJen - I like them both. Contemplative look in his eye - good job. Almost looks like he's debating if those seeds would be a good snack.
Marsha - I really like what you did with the watercolor background. Almost gives the appearance of pussywillow. Your use of the pastels really works on this bird. Soft "feathery" feel. There is only one slight confusion for me, and that is his right foot? Hope you're staying warm. We went from a balmy 60 on Sunday to around 25 today - and snow. Still a lot of winter left.
Bonnie - Very pretty, soft vintage feeling. I do agree that a bit of a crop would keep the bluejay as the focal point. I would also consider a bit more shading to help him stand out more from the beautiful apple blossoms and to give hime more dimentionality. He's all kind of one value. A bit more shading under the branch?
Sam - Like the second "tangled" bird also. I was wondering what the difference was between "zentangle" and my "pen tangos". (wanted to make sure I wasn't infringing on a copywrite) I see that there is enough of a difference, so think I'm safe.
Here is my "pen tango" blog site: (http://pentango.blogspot.com/) I do like a gel pen. Guess I just like how it flows across the paper. My favorite is the fine point, but med is good too. Kind of depends on what my mood is. I've done quite a few of these, but just haven't updated my blog. Most of my pen tango work is free form, but really like the idea of taking a recognizable shape and "tangoing" across it. Thanks again for the great idea!!! And yes Marsha - a great way to pass the time while waiting for appointments
Shiela: OH MY DEAR, I am sooooo sorry somehow I missed the guardian angel, it is awe-striking. such a dramatic piece. I can hardly wait to see it finished. I personally like the Pen-Tango name for the doodle art. I too visited your site, very inspiring...
Bonnie, if it is a Zen like way to draw, be careful in that 4 hour meeting.... you will be zoned out into zen . what you learn may not have anything to do with the meeting..... tee hee
watercolour of local produce market (NEW) from sketch book and memory.
Sarah, what a good selection of subject for this paintings. It's a riot of color which I love. The figures and their clothing are done well. There's a artist that posts beautiful paintings of groups of people on the Member Gallery. I always want to praise him for the quality of his work but never do because everybody's legs are too short. You got it right - the legs are half the length of the entire figure. This is a striking painting that keeps the viewer's eye moving around as new delights are discovered.
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Sarah - Love this watercolor, The freeness of color from light to shadow, simple detection of the flowers and the great composition of figures. Love the painting.
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Sarah this is a wonderful little watercolor! I really like how you suggest the bunches of flowers.
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Sarah about the only thing I can say about this is. Boy am I envious.
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Sarah one thing I enjoy as much as painting is going to the farmers mkt on saturdays in the summer we farmed for 30 years just moved to town a year and a half ago but I still garden ,my second favorite pastime all of which only procastinates my saying that I wish I could paint this good beautiful WC I am as envious as Geri
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Sam - I also like the shading on your 2nd jay. Gives it a diff. dimen., as if it's really wrapped in a zentangle vs. flat des..
Sheila - Enjoyed your blog site for pen tangos. Love that term! (much pref.) Some nice work there! BTW, sorry to hear your one Sky Watcher ptg. didn't win before...not sure what they were thinking.
Sarah - love it. Crisp clean colors, comp. well done, interesting slice of life. Has it all. Glad you put it in a larger format to view.
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Well we had tornado warnings and rain so not a good day to go out. I spent the afternoon listening to my 45's from the sixties along with vintage johnny Cash and drew this sketch of the two ladies at the fair. Had a lovely time and so far the nasty stuff has stayed away and it has been mostly rain!
In my sketchbook 2 b pencil