Mandala: 30 December

Some time ago I drew this one:

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And then I also colored it:

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Used Faber Castell pitt markers, mu Rotring pen with white acrylic ink and they yellow bits are golden gel pen. Feel free to download and color yourself.

Have a great Friday!

Mandala for Coloring: 29 November

It’s been ages since I did any line art intended for coloring. This is actually the very first mandala I drew using compass and ruler. Kind of predictably repetitive, but nice anyway. If anyone feels like coloring it, go ahead. I know I will… As a matter of fact, I may decide to draw a weekly mandala or other coloring page and make that a regular post, which was my original intention when I started the blog. Let’s see…

I watched Fantastic Beasts yesterday and it was surprisingly good, as was the popcorn and the whole movie experience, which I always  enjoy, no matter how the movie itself turn out to be…

The weather is still sunny, but really freezing, so no running this morning. My gym pass is valid from 1st December, so that will probably be my next exercise day. I hate winter 😦

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Black Book January

Inspired by #carveDecember on IG I decided to do monthly challenges this year. I like the feeling of being dedicated to one technique enough time to be able to learn what works and what doesn’t. So, some time ago I bought a Derwent Black Book and prepared a plan for monthly challenge. I am using white, metallic and shimmery pens to draw ornaments. It looks nice but doesn’t photograph too well.

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My next idea is to try some embossing with the stamps I carved in December. I think I will go for it tomorrow.

Week 26 Jan to 1 Feb 2015

My first working week in this year. I did do some art, but it was really just a little. I missed the weekly lessons from Life Book 2015, but I was working a little on my monthly journal page (a large page where I will summarise the monthly achievements, just not to forget what I did and also to see that I actually did a lot because I refuse to admit it usually). Anyway, I will not post work in progress, because I really do not like how it looks for the moment :), but we are getting there. It must be done this week, otherwise it will not make much sense… For today therefore I am posting another colouring page, which I did some time ago.

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Coloring page for 20 January and other updates

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So, first of all here is the colouring page for this week. I did it some time ago.

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This one is a tag made for Life Book 2015 Week 2. It is done with acrylics, water soluble crayons, glitter glue, white gel pen and one of my art journal page photos, all glued with gel medium. I never made tags before, so this was kind of first time. Not bad, quite fun, just cannot see the use of them.

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And finally my attempt at Week 3 lesson in Life Book 2015. I had much fun with the letters and lots of trouble with the flower, but finally it turned out nice. Done with water soluble crayons, black ink marker, Faber Castell pit pen and white paint marker.

Coloring Page 12 January

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So, that was a new colouring page for this week. I have been quite busy, starting the Life Book 2015 and doing two lessons for it. I am quite proud of the Beacon of Light that I made for Week 1:

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I think she is really cute. I know that I should have done more work on her eyes and face, but knowing my lack of patience, I am really happy I managed this much. It is quite large – 25.5 x 35.5 cm, so VERY large for me, doing my stuff usually on A5 size.

I did post a couple of videos on Youtube last week (it was a very productive week, no wonder since I am on holiday and using each free moment to create something). I will link to one of the videos here (the most beautiful one :)) It is me colouring one of my pages, which I really do not do often I must admit [blush].