Twitter Art Exhibit postcard ready to be mailed
I painted this watercolor and mixed media zentangle postcard 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/
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For this postcard 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 you can take to make a watercolor and zentangle postcard:
To make these watercolor and zentangle postcards you will need:
- Watercolor paper blank postcards
- Masking tape
- Rubbing alcohol to add visual texture
- Watercolors in various colors
- Copic markers or art markers
Start by taping your postcard to a cardboard piece, so you can have clean edges.
Start by painting a simple background with a mix of green and brown, letting these colors mix wet into wet on the paper.
To add visual texture,you can sprinkle alcohol on top of the wet watercolor wash. Then let the wash dry.
Once the wash is dry, you can draw a simple outline of the ride shape.
Then start drawing the lines and details with a 0.5 black marker.
Then you can fill the ride shape with zentangle patterns.
Continue working on the design, filling out the background with a light grey marker.
Finally I am filling out the background with designs using a light grey marker.