Sunday, July 04, 2010

More Zentangle Doodling

Fourth of July holiday beckons and I haven't progressed a lot on everything piled on my work table. I decided to target a bunch of enameled earrings, both because I can finally get out to the torch again and because those might be items of interest at Purdue during the upcoming PMC Guild Conference.

I signed up months ago for a "show and sell" table at the conference. Of course, there's not a lot to show or sell due to my distractions with healing. But, I did sit down and think hard about what people have seemed most interested in, and the enamel earrings rated fairly high. So now I see how economically, time wise, I can make them. Of course, I hate to just mass produce them, so they all have to be a bit different. New ideas keep popping.


Amongst the new ideas, I want to turn more doodles into texture plates. Here's another. I kept this one very simple after I realized the previous intricate 3" diameter Zentangle wouldn't reduce down to a 1" charm very well. I keep playing with this one, trying out new things.


The way I make these is a bit crazy. I start off doodling by hand, but then I scan them into Photoshop to clean up and try out variations. Here's the original, with a spiral belly on the bird that didn't quite work for me.


And here's the latest iteration, with the sun changed to dark with texture. I like working on them on the computer, because nothing is lost. I always have the option to revert to the original.

4 comments:

  1. i think they'll be beautiful!

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  2. Your drawings are beautiful Vickie!!
    Love them !!
    I am very sure your earrings will be gorgeous !

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  3. Lovely! Keep doodling!

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  4. Very Pretty Vickie! Zentangle-ing is good for the soul!

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