Monthly Archives: April 2013

Flower Inspired ZIAs

ZIA Image Gallery 2
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While I was waiting for an order of colored pencils to arrive (yup, I ordered more pencils, what can I say I am obsessed with them) I drew two more Zendalas. Each one began with a central flower but then took off in different directions. Hubby says the second one reminds him of a big bicycle wheel from the 1890s which I think is fun and in a way I have to agree. What do you see in them?

Have a great weekend!

Kelli

Zendala Dare #54

The first thing I thought of when I saw this week’s dare was the sun. It took me a couple of tries before I had a design I liked. This meant that I had to play with the template a bit, shrinking the center circle so I could add another layer of flames and splitting the ribbon like pieces but once it was colored I really liked how it turned out.

Zendala Dare #54

Happy Tangling!

Kelli

Zanzibar

Zanzibar - ZIA
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I thought it would be fun to expand my Zentangle® repertoire by creating a round Zendala. The piece is 4 1/2″ across and contains a new favorite tangle of mine – Copada. The piece is called Zanzibar, it was named by my hubby who said it had the feel of Tanzania. I love when something I’ve created invokes a feeling in another person. I think it’s the best compliment an artist can receive. Hope you have a creative weekend!

Cheers!

Kelli

Parrot Tulip

Parrot Tulip
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I found a beautiful bouquet of parrot tulips at my local market. The difference between these and a regular tulip are the edges of the petals. On a parrot tulip you get splits, curls, and if you are lucky lots of frills. Mine weren’t that frilly but the edges were still very interesting to draw. I chose this particular view because I wanted to show the stem attached to the petals. I liked the color change from the creamy yellow to the bright pink and back to the yellow at the petal edges.

Materials: Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, Canson Artist Series Illustration Paper

Cheers!

Kelli