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zentangles and life drawings

zentangles and life drawing

by Sandrine Pelissier on October 8, 2013

in Drawing, Inspiration, Painting technique, Yupo paper demonstrations

all zentangles and life drawings

Recently I have been working on drawings I previously made in life drawing class. I was trying to find a way to use them as a starting point for a new work, while incorporating repetitive patterns also known as zentangles.

My life drawings are done on newsprint paper, it is not archival and bigger than what I wanted to work on (18 x 24 inches).

To transfer my drawings on a new surface (yupo paper) I did work from pictures of my drawings that I did print to the size I wanted. I then did add a touch of watercolor or acrylic. The background has then been filled with patterns done with markers.

What I like about the repetitive patterns or zentangles is that even if you try to be very consistent and careful, there will always be little variations and mistakes, those are integrated in the overall pattern and part of the signature of any handmade work.

zentangle and life drawing

Life Patterns #1

detail of Life Patterns #1

Detail of Life Patterns #1

zentangle and drawing

Life Patterns #2

Life Patterns #2

Detail of Life Patterns #2

Life Patterns #3

Life Patterns #3

Detail of Life Patterns #3

Detail of Life Patterns #3

Life Patterns #4

Life Patterns #4

Details of Life Patterns #4

Details of Life Patterns #4

Life patterns #5

Life patterns #5

Detail of Life Patterns #5

Detail of Life Patterns #5

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Click here to buy prints on Fine Art America

 

 

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Janice Schafir October 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I love your creativity, thank you for sharing! Jan

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