Monday, December 21, 2015

Zentangle® with Gems, IXorus, and an Inchie

Since the Diva is taking a holiday break from her blog and challenge, I thought I would share my first go at doing the trendy gems. I used a photograph of some earrings as a reference, and added a background of Florz.




IXorus is the focus tangle this week for Square One on Facebook. I took the suggestion of tangleation (altered tangle) to heart and kept it simple.
And, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "Evolution." I thought I'd share my artistic evolution from using crayons as a tot (left) to my professional Copic markers (right) as an adult and accomplished artist. Well, maybe not so much of an evolution, huh? (And, I still love my crayons!)

Thank you for stopping by. I want to wish every one of you, who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas with one of my Copic colored cards!
Merry Christmas

16 comments:

  1. Oh Jean, you blow me away! Looooooooooooove those gem earrings! It's good fun playing around with that effect, isn't it? I ended up getting the eBook on the gems, as well as the one on shading Narwal (have a look here: http://think.enioken.com).
    That's one gorgeous Ixorus tile.
    Your inchie is mega LOL :-D and so brilliant!
    Happy holidays & celebrations & hugs from me!!

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    1. Well, Zoe, you know we both come from the same planet, so of course I have gotten those books too. I still need to study them and do better with paper, so I am waiting to change my printer ink before I do so. Did you join Eni's Facebook group? Nice to see what others are doing too.

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  2. Love yhe jewelled piece and the other art project. Great idea for the inchie as well

    Have a great Christmas

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thank you, Chrissie. Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  3. Love the idea of your evolution. At first I thought you have drawn DNA in an abstract form.
    Sometimes it is good to stay at the roots. Why not use crayons?

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    1. Except for the inability to get a very sharp point with crayons, I think they are still an excellent choice. The colors can be blended as easily as colored pencils and they do have a very nice kind of coverage. Yup, Trillian, why not?

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  4. Great idea for your inchie. I prefer crayons to all the new types of coloured markers. I hopeless with them. Have a fab Christmas Love Wendy xx

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    1. Well, you certainly can save a lot of money using crayons. You can get a whole box full of yummy colors for the cost of one marker! Hope your Christmas is wonderful too, Wendy!

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  5. Whoops, forgot to mention the tangles, the ear-rings are fabulous.

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  6. excellent idea for evolution - especially with the current colouring book trend. Your gems are beautiful

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    1. I have always used coloring books for relaxing coloring time. It's a great way to "not think", just like Zentangle! Thanks, Kia!

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  7. Beautiful gems and a fun inchie. Great work! :)

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  8. love the ideas this week and the evolution one was very clever, the card is adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Freebird, and thanks for noticing the card I made too :)

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