Zentangles

February 14, 2012

zentangle

Zentangling is a meditative type of doodling that’s easily accomplished by anyone regardless of skill level.  The most basic of materials, paper and a dark felt marker, provide an excellent starting point for this relaxing and creative activity.

Here are two examples, one done with a fine tip black marker and the other done with a brown calligraphy marker.

zentangle with calligraphy pen

Thanks to Gerry at Torch Lake Views for introducing me to this art form.

Moon Shell

March 28, 2009

moon-shell

There’s something about moon shells that sparks my imagination.  In the drawing above, I used the design of a Northern Moon Snail as a starting point for some rainbow-like colour combinations and patterns. 

Colored pencils were employed on heavy textured paper.

Receive by email or subscribe in a reader

Dragons

March 27, 2009

dragon2

dragon

dragon1

Not sure why, but dragons have always fascinated me.  Somewhere along the way (perhaps in Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’) I read that they are a personification of greed.  Consequently, to conquer a dragon is to conquer one’s desires for the material world. 

The drawings above were done with a combination of felt markers, coloured pencils and ink.

Receive by email or subscribe in a reader