zendoodle art & stuff
I am very proud to share my first work in Procreate. I did this following this tutorial by Art with Flo and I can’t believe it actually worked! I have a very hard time with tutorials – I can follow them fine, but the end result is always very different form the sample (and not in a good way). So I am happy to report this turned out great (considering I’m new to Procreate and digital drawing in general).
For this picture I used my iPad 8 and an Apple Pencil 1st generation (these are affiliate links, from which I get a small commission at no extra cost for you). I quite like how this picture turned out and can’t wait to do more of these tutorials. I find it easier to learn Procreate (or any other program) by trying out specific things instead of reading the whole manual. This way I can see how to use specific tools and settings and still get a nice final result.
Naaki Tangle Pattern – Inktober Tangles 2021, Day 2
Day 2 of Inktober Tangles 2021. So far, so good. Today’s tangle is Naaki by Nadine Roller, CZT. This one is a very versatile pattern, can be transformed in many different ways, but I decided to stick with the basics with just a couple of additional touches. I tried to add some color with pencils but unfortunately the green pencil is barely visible in the video, as you can see bellow, and in the photo of the finished drawing it looks yellow. Oh, well, I guess I’ll use darker colors in the future.
Lunar Flux – Day 1 of Inktober 2021
It’s October again and this year (as every other year) I’ve decided to give Inktober a try. I’ve never been able to do more than a couple of days, but hopefully this year I’ll stick to it longer.
So, the tangle pattern for Day 1 is LunarFlux by Debbie New, CZT. This is the first time I’ve drawn this particular pattern and it was a lot of fun. I will definitely use it in the future.
Above you can see a video tutorial of the pattern with my interpretation, of course. Bellow, I’ve done a few different versions of the LunarFlux tangle pattern.
Bright colors Mandala
This is my first ever digital drawing and it worked! To be honest I had my doubts, but after I got an Apple Pencil for my birthday last week, I decided to give it a try. Here is the result:
Flux+Nymph in Color Pencils
Here are two tiles featuring variations of tangle patterns Flux and Nymph. I colored them with pencils and found out I really enjoy working with pencils. Up until now I usually used pens to color in tangles, but I plan to use pencils much more often in the future.
Shades of Blue Mandala
Black and White Mandala
A video showing how to draw a relatively simple mandala suitable for both beginners and more experienced doodlers. For this one I used Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens F and S from this set of four and an Uni Pin 0.1 pen for the finer lines.
Full Page Zendoodle – Small Mandalas
A full page zendoodle from my art journal. For this one I drew a number of small mandalas and tangled around them. I used a variety of pens: Staedtler Triplus Fineliner and all the pens from this set of 4 Faber-Castel PITT Artist Pens.
Small Doodle 2
A quick and fun small doodle that turned out quite nicely. I used a Staedtler Triplus Fineliner and for the finer lines and the dots I used a Faber-Castell pen, but any 0.1 fineliner will do just fine.
Free Coloring Page 4 – Forest House for coloring
Forest house free coloring page. This started out as a random doodle that grew into a whimsical house surrounded by greenery. I colored it in with Faber-Castel Pitt Artist Brush Pens, which are great for coloring small intricate details but also get a good coverage for larger spaces. Download the free coloring page in PDF format here, print it and enjoy!