So I spent the past couple of weeks playing around with creating my very own tangle as I eluded to in my last post. I finally picked one of my designs, gave it a name and was already to unveil my glorious new tangle.
However, upon looking up what my next day would entail, I ran across a problem. I was about to skip over day twenty nine- egads!
In my excitment to get to day thirty which is to create my very own tangle, I didn`t realize that I skipped over a page in my One Zentangle a Day book, day twenty nine. Of course I couldn`t skip a day, now could I?
I was tempted, but I didn`t…
Anyway, without much further delay, I present day twenty nine! At first, I wasn`t very excited about this days task which asked my to draw a feather and combine it with Verdigough. How boring and tedious, I thought. The author of the book explained how much she loved drawing feathers and what a calming effect drawing them did for her. Well, I haven’t really ever just drawn a feather before, but I was commited at this point to give it a try.
Let me just say, I love drawing feathers now! At least for me, the author was absolutely right. Drawing feathers can be calming and even addictive! After practicing filling up my practice journal I was all set to begin this tile. I was inspired by couple of examples in the book that showed how you can to use colored gel pens on black paper to create some really interesting tiles. I searched my local art stores to find the perfect set of pens. I settled on Sakura`s Metallic Gelly Roll pens which are really awesome to work with.
I set out to draw my feather and then added Verdigough with some berries around the tile. I just love how the metallic pens seem to glow off the black paper. This is definitely one of my new favorite techniques that I will be sure to use again in the future.
Drawing feathers really gave me a chance to understand how to draw Verdigough better which up until now was my least favorite tangle. I now find myself doodling feathers when given a chance and has inspired me to expand my doodling horizons. In general, I was always at a loss to draw on a regualr basis. I was intimidated about drawing on a blank page with expensive art drawing supplies. I was in fear of making a mistake or under pressure to create awe inpiring serious art.
Through this whole One Zentangle a Day process, I have come to understand that I do not need to put myself under that kind of pressure. Not everything I draw has to be awesome. I just need to enjoy the process of drawing- period. I am drawing more than ever now and I am really enjoying the feeling. Perhaps I will get back to creating serious art, but for now I am having fun!
Try drawing a feather next time you pick up your pen and see what it can do for you too!
Until next post…