A postcard sized Artwork for the Twitter Art Exhibit : Atmosfear Fun ( watercolor and zentangle)

A postcard sized Artwork for the Twitter Art Exhibit : Atmosfear Fun ( watercolor and zentangle)

by Sandrine Pelissier on September 10, 2013

in Artists Calls, Exhibited this month, New work, Painting technique, Step by step demonstrations

watercolor and zentangle

Atmosfear Fun
watercolor and zentangle
4 x 6 inches

 

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twitter art exhibit

Twiiter Art Exhiit postcard ready to be mailed

 

I painted this postcard sized watercolor and mixed media to send to the Twitter Art Exhibit. It is a fundraising where Artists send postcard sized original Artwork and the profits from the sales are going to the Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Students. Go to the Twitter Art Exhibit website to see the details of their call to Artists: http://twitterartexhibit.org/

For this painting I wanted to incorporate zentangle designs into watercolors. I worked from a reference picture that I simplified to just the outline of the ride on a sky background. I also added 2 hands with tiny fingers to the person on the lower swing :)

Here are the steps I took:

taping the postcard on cardboard

I started by taping my postcard to a cardboard piece, so I could have clean edges.

 

painting  a watercolor background

I am starting by painting a simple background with a mix of green and brown

 

sprinkling alcohol on top of the wet watercolor

To add texture, I am sprinkling alcohol on top of the wet watercolor

 

drawing on watercolor paper

Then I draw an outline of the ride shape when the paint has dried.

 

drawing with a black marker

I start drawing the lines and details with a 0.5 black marker.

 

zentangle designs

I start filling the ride shape with designs,

 

adding grey

I continue working on the design, filling out some shapes with light grey marker.

 

adding designs in the background

Finally I am filling out the background with designs using a light grey marker.

 

 

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