Wednesday, 11 July 2012

More colour and challenge #78

I enjoyed this challenge, seeing where it would take me! I used a colour wash background and a few coloured pens and white, then shaded with pencil. The challenge was to use the tangle 'auraknot'.

Back to colouring tangles....

For this one I used Sakura Gelly Roll pens. I enjoyed working with these as they flowed nicely and covered well. Only problem was at times they would flow a bit too freely, so fine detail would be spoilt.

For the second sample I used Tombow markers, direct (straight onto paper) and indirect colouring. The latter requires a blender which picks up colour laid on another surface. This enables you vary the depth of colour and blend colours into each other.

I apologise that this one isnt finished, but the fish will give some indication of the effect of using watercolour pencils (Derwents). I find with these that you have a better control over what you do, and that they are great for fine detail work.

This tile is a monotangle of Mi2, created on colourwash background, using a black 01 Sakura micron and coloured with Verithin pencils.

Here I used a 005 Micron black on colour wash with coloured pencils.
The remainder of samples show the use of colour wash backgrounds with a stamp (great for children), coloured microns and coloured pencils. For two I employed a white pen to highlight.


  1. Oh my - such a lot of wonderful work to look at! Your colouring is all fantastic - I particularly like your MI2 monotangle and the last one with the lovely green and white flowers - just beautiful. Your Auraknot tile is great too!

  2. Beautiful! And thank you so much for your comparisons. Very interesting.

  3. You are using color to achieve depth and beauty in effective! I especially love this week's challenge piece. The shadowing gives it amazing depth!

  4. Oh my! These are amazing. I thought I had found my favorite, then I would scroll down only to find another. These are so inspiring to my desire to play with colors.

  5. Wow, wow and wow! So much to see and be inspired by:)

  6. I don't know which ones I love most... notice I said one not one... because there is no way I could pick just one... the more free form ones towards the bottom are especially stunning... I love the use of colour to emphasise the shapes... just wonderful...xx

  7. I love your colouring so very much. And how they math with tangling. Super cool.