2021: monthly drawings
I draw a lot and I love going through my social media feed and also through all the paper tiles. Each drawing reminds me of a phase in life or creative journey. I thought that it might be interesting to collect my favorite monthly Zentangle inspired drawings. A mosaic of 9 photos sounded like a reasonable idea. I’ll briefly reflect on what was the inspiration, which supplies were used etc.
A collection of monthly Zentangle inspired drawings
I would say that May 2021 was mostly marked by using my new-found favorite paper – 100% cotton, hand-made Khadi paper. I love its rough texture and I’ve used it for most drawings (including the sketchbook that you can see below).
This style of using the blue color for coloring and shading reminds me of my early days of tangling.
One daily prompt, featuring Dingbatz, from new Zentangle’s Project pack 14. There were many beautiful proposals.
One of the pages of my Khadi sketchbook. I decided to dedicate this sketchbook to exploring Zentangle’s original tangles.
The vibrant magenta details bring out the best in this olive green color. Such amazing contrasts.
My take on maptangling technique – tangling on a colored stain. Black ink on the stain, grey on white paper.
I was really enjoying Well explorations. This play with shadows and lights was the one I really liked.
Blue shading on a grey tile is something I did a lot when I first started adding color to my drawings.
After Zentangle’s Project Pack #13 I really felt inspired to use the Gelly Roll Glaze pen.
Ludmila Katz is my regular tangle-buddy and we had a great time drawing this project that she proposed.
A combo of a colored rim with some more traditional tangling in the center really appealed to me.
This is one of the pieces inspired by the Project Pack #13 by Zentangle. I followed Rick’s drawing but added some personal touches to it.
March 2021 was a month of big projects – just look at the examples of monthly Zentangle Inspired drawings below. Mostly I’ve been creating some new Glow on Black pieces but, no matter how focused I am on a certain technique, I have a need to use different supplies to break the routine.
I participated in a class led by my dear friend and fellow CZT Maria Tovar. We used the Alhambra-inspired stencil by CZT Marieke Sanchez.
I just love the sea and usually during winter we don’t visit it. This one was a result of my longing to see the seaside.
Another one from the class by CZT Maria Tovar, using the Alhambra-inspired stencil by CZT Marieke Sanchez (on a big, Opus-size tile).
Another one of the pieces inspired by the Project Pack #13 by Zentangle. Simple black and white look so beautiful on this blue paper.
An SF-looking piece on a 3Z tile, that was a part of the Valentangle challenge, prepared and inspired by Marguerite Samama CZT.
Another drawing that was inspired by the Valentangle challenge by Marguerite Samama CZT.
The third drawing that was inspired by the Valentangle challenge. Going big with shades and highlights.
Looking back on the drawings from January, it seems to me that it was not as productive as some of the months that followed. However, there are some drawings that bring out fond memories.
A simple but effective (hello dramatic shades!) drawing that featured a new tangle launched by Zentangle, Narfello.