I am back with another art related post. Previously I shared 10 Painting ideas for beginners. Today, I am sharing Zentangle with gems. No, not the real ones :). I wish!
This is another artwork I made during the third trimester, a time when the emotions are high due to hormonal changes and the big belly hardly lets you move around. I resorted to drawing and painting as it served as an excellent distraction, helped me to remain calm and at peace.
I have always wanted to draw 3D Gems inside Zentangle inspired patterns, but you see, lack of skills can be quite a challenge :). So after referencing numerous examples on Pinterest and Instagram, I finally took the plunge to draw a few. I have shared a few resources at the bottom of the post.
Below I am sharing a few progress photos of the artwork, which spanned across two weeks. Like always, my biggest challenge was to find new patterns to try out. I experimented with a few new ones, combining them with the ones I already know. And, I believe you already know my love for floral illustrations. 🙂
For drawing the patterns, I used Unipen fine-liner pens, while the gemstones were colored using pencil colors and gel pens. I drew a rough sketch of different elements like circle, arc, and florals with a pencil, and then later filled in with tangle patterns.
Here’s the completed artwork. I guess only the Red gem looked kinda 3D’ish. Gotta practice some more 😛 .
Resources: Official site of Zentangle and Tangle Patterns. You can find tutorials on different patterns in my Pinterest board as well.
My blog post on – How to draw Zentangle Inspired Artwork.
Another example with progress photos – Ikigai Typography
Let me know if you have any questions.
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