I am very excited about this post as it has been a dream of mine to draw something like this. Today I am sharing a 3D Zentangle Gemstone Dragonfly tutorial. You will find all the progress pictures below.
What makes this post special are the 3D gemstones that I drew and colored with pencil colors. I have only recently learned how to do this properly from Pinterest. I tried making a zentangle with gems (Zentangle With Gems) a couple of years ago but didn’t practice after that. So I was surprised by how well the gems in this post turned out.
I used Prismacolor color pencils, and I can definitely see the difference between Prismacolor and the ones I had before. The colors are so bright and blend really well.
3D Zentangle Gemstones Dragonfly Tutorial
As usual I started with a rough sketch of the dragonfly and slowly added the details. I used Micron pens for drawing the fine lines.
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The trick to making these gemstones is blending. Start with light shades and then progress to darker colors. You can use a white or neutral pencil to blend all the colors.
I used varying degrees of shades – Red, yellow, pink, and white for the Red gem. Blue, navy blue, yellow, and light green for the green gemstone.
Once done I used White Sakura gelly roll pen to add the finishing touch. Quite frankly, until the last 2 minutes, my drawing didn’t really pop out. Only when I added the darker shades around the border and the white lines to depict reflection, it started popping out and look a bit realistic.
Once the gemstones were done, I started filling out the dragonfly.
The Final Look.
Here are the step-by-step progress photos of the artwork.
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