After my last drawing of a dragonfly with 3D Zentangle Gems, I didn’t really get a chance to work on something big, but I have been drawing zentangles on a smaller scale, experimenting with shading techniques, and testing pencil colors on different mediums. In this post, I will share a few tutorials I made on how to draw zentangle gems or ZenGem
My previous artwork – Zentangle Dragonfly
For the new zentangle drawing, I reused a cardstock that I had stored for scrapbooking. I felt that the pencil color looked very different on this medium when compared to regular paper. I also had a hard time blending the colors as it would remove the layers and wouldn’t give me a smooth finish. But anyhow, this is how it turned out. Just be mindful of the medium you are using.
I start with lighter shades – a mix of yellows and then softly add red and pink shades. I would start darkening the corners while keeping the center light – mostly a blend of yellow and red. The darker corners give it that popping-out look. The final 3Dish look is added by highlighting the corners with a white pen.
I have also uploaded a video tutorial on YouTube for the above Zentangle gem.
Here’s another one, using a similar technique.
Below is the YouTube tutorial on how to draw zentangle gems.
I created a YouTube channel to post my artwork/craft and tutorials – @creative_outburst Art | Papercraft | Journal. Shorts are easier to upload compared to full video tutorials. Imagine my surprise when I tried to upload a full video of about 5 min long and it took more than 2 hours to upload. While I can upload shorts from my phone in just a matter of seconds.
Still trying to figure out how to make proper tutorial videos. 🙂 I welcome any feedback, let me know in the comment section.
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