Videos and tutorials
An impromptu video I made by just setting up the camera and doodling without any preparation. For all my previous videos I planned the design in advance, but this turned out to be fun and in the future I’ll continue to make more of these videos. The pens I used: Faber-Castell PITT artist pen S and Uni Pin Fine Line 0.1.
Zentangle leaf #2. The pen is Faber-Castell PITT artist pen F.
An easy to do geometric doodle pattern. I think grid based patterns are very suitable for beginners – you just have to fill in the squares repeatedly with simple lines and you get interesting intricate shapes. And when you color them in you get lovely patterns. The black pen is Faber-Castell PITT artist pen size S and the color ones are United Office Fineliner pens: pink, dark green and light green. I plan on making a bookmark with this pattern and when it’s done I’ll post a picture.
A small mandala drawn freehand. It takes some practice to keep the lines and spaces in between even but it’s very relaxing and fun to draw without compasses and rulers. The black pen is as usual Faber-Castell PITT artist pen size S. The color pens are Aihao Colorpia Fine Liner – a set of 12 colors. Unfortunately I don’t remember where I bought them since it was a few years ago – before I started doodling more consistently – and there isn’t a lot of info about them on the Internet. It’s a sad thing because the colors are so bright and lovely. You can see a picture of the pens here.
A simple mandala drawn with a paint marker on a stone painted with acrylic paint.
A video of a small floral doodle from my art journal. I used Faber-Castel PITT Artist Manga Drawing Pens, Black, 4-Pack
Another video tutorial in the Nature Zentangles series – a flower design. This one is a bit more complex than the first flower video I made but still easy to follow, I think. As usual I used Black Detail Pitt Artist Pens 4Ct Set (Design Memory Craft). After you’re done you can of course color the design with pencils or crayons.
Colored with Copic marker (Copic Ciao Lilac V04). This is the first time I use Copic markers but I surely will stick with them in the future. I love the way they don’t make lines when coloring and you can also easily blend various shades to get great results. I bought just a couple of markers to try them out (they are on the expensive side) but I plan on expanding my collection.
A simple floral border pattern with some added color. The color pens are Faber-Castell PITT artist pens Orange glaze and May green, both are size S.
Christmas is coming so it’s time to get busy making Christmas cards and decorations. Here is a video tutorial on how to draw a simple ornament, which would look great on greeting cards or any other seasonal decoration. I used Faber-Castell Artist Pens (Set of 4) Color: Sepia and a brown pencil for adding some color and shading. I used a tea candle for the outline but you can use a compass or any other circular object depending on what size you want your ornament to be.