Saturday, September 07, 2013

"Zendoodles"

Hello everyone & Happy Weekend !

I have something different to show today :)   I've been learning Zentangle this summer as I've been admiring beautiful artwork on Pinterest and Blogs and have been wanting to give it a try.    I've been a 'doodler' forever and Zentangle is a wonderful extension.    I still need to practice and learn more, I can't remember the names of the patterns, but I love it.

I think this Journal Page is a combination of both Doodles & Zentangle.  Below is the cropped version which I like better, the lady seems more mysterious. 


I used a Acrylic paints & Neocolour II crayons to paint the face and Inktense pencils (love them!) to colour the tangles.

Below is the full page.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Shirley

37 comments:

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW dear Shirley, that is breathtaking, I'm totally fascinated. Love all patterns and colors you've combined.
Hugs Anja

chrissies said...

Stunning Shirley. Just adore the colours you have used.

Love Chrissie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow this is stunning Shirley, such gorgeous colours you've used and lots of lovely different patterns too.

Hope your having a great weekend.
Sue x

sheila 77 said...

This is fantabulous, beautifully drawn and painted. I especially like her necklace, her blue earrings and the pink leaves in her hair, but it's all good.

Di said...

This is amazing Shirley and a beautiful piece of work - I think you have really mastered Zentangle. I would love to learn how to do it but not sure I am artistic enough!! Thank you for your message earlier. Hope you are enjoying your day. Di xx

Felicie said...

Wow This is so amazing,absolutely beautiful Shirley.I love it a lot.
Greetings
Felicie

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, wow! Your Zentangling is looking really good!!! Some of those patterns look really complex... Neat way of cropping the image too. Adds interest and mystery not being able to see the whole face. Beautiful!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An outstanding and breathtaking composition dear Shirley! This is JUST GORGEOUS!
You should make more in this style.. that's fascinating!
xxx Susi

Patricia said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!! LOVE this doodleling so much, so pretty Shirley!
Greetz Patricia

Valerie-Jael said...

This is really gorgeous, wonderful work! Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, this is stunning!!!! Hope your kitties are having a lovely day. Skipper got herself very wet today! lol

Sue said...

Gawjussss Shirley!! my friend zentangles and I love watching her huggles hun Sue xxx

annekescardart said...

This is so special, does'nt matter if you don't know the names. Its the result that matters. Wonderful. Anneke.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my gosh, I want hair just like that!! This is so fun and you are SO talented! Some stamp company should pay you for this and make a stamp out of it! Another stunning talent we get to enjoy from you, Shirley, thank you!!

suzieq23 said...

Just love this. OUTSTANDING!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy said...

Oh Shirley I do love this -- I love the tangles and yours are really beautiful!
Sandy

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley! This is truly AMAZING! So gorgeous - not just the colors, but the entire composition. I can so relate to this portrait - it feels like my own soul! Colorful, full of love for nature, respect for all life, seeing the beautiful details in everything and being thrilled with every tiny thing in life! I just LOVE this! hugs, de

Shirley Chillman said...

Shirley this is the first Zentangle that I have seen and really like. You have inspired me to have a go after seeing this delicious make.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Sophie said...

Oh, liebe Shirley,
das ist herausragend, fantastisch und extravagant.
Super sieht das aus in Farbe.
Das gefällt mir sehr.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Danke für deine liebevollen Kommentare.
Du machst mich sehr happy damit :-)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, You really are an Artist Shirley, my mouth felt ope when I so this beautiful work , I really , really love it!!!You are really good with it, and hope to see more of this beautiful way to express yourselfs because you are relly good in it!!! Congrats!!

Have a nice sunday and a lovely week!!

Maria

Paula (PEP) said...

This is rather special - I agree about the mysteriousness of your cropped version for it looks as if your lady has just caught sight of that dragonfly. Your use of colours really makes this 'pop' & I love the way you used the tangles for her hair. Her necklace is a joy.
Paula (PEP)

Paula (PEP) said...

PS - Just sat looking at your full version too & there's the same glint in her eyes with that one right hand dragonfly - as if there's some unspoken communication.
Paula (PEP)

Bonnie said...

This is amazing! Zentangle is fascinating to me since even my doodles look like a plate of spaghetti! And to color this is really amazing!

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, you've been doodling, it looks fantastic and really inspiring to get my drawing pen out. I always like to draw faces, they fascinate me and your AJ page too, great work, hugs Mirandax

Wendy McCarthy said...

Wow, some fab patterns you have created there Shirley! I love the cropped picture too. Love that turquoise colour. xxxx

Gerrina said...

This is so stunnig! So different from the cards you make and still it has a finesse thats typically you... Have a creative and fun week, Gerrina

Nan G said...

Yes the cropped version is more intriguing...however...the piece is STUNNING!!!

Eileen said...

Amazing and stunning stuff! love it Shirley
E xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

I've not seen use of zendoodles with such beautiful colours and image. great!
Shirley, thanks so much for your interest in my blogs, as you have suggested I added Bloggers followers icon on my blog page! now you can follow..:)
regards,
Shilpa (nagaonkarshilpa.blogspot.in)

Ellen said...

Holy Cow Shirley!! You do need to design your own stamp line!!! Your talent blows me away! LOVE IT!
Have a fabulous day my friend!!
Hugs,
Ellen

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

I do love these so very very much. Beautiful drawn and painting work. marvelous
lovely greet
marja

Gery said...

Beautiful work Shirley!!!! You really learned a lot with these lessons. The patterns you used look great and difficult to me! I love to doodle, but Zentangle is quite a different story and I am surely not good in that. I just play around :-)) Your colouring of this work is also beautiful. If it's okay with you, I'm going to put your work on my Pinterestboard Zentangles and other.
Groetjes Gery

Karin said...

wow this looks amazing, love this!!

Kati said...

so beautiful!!

MaryH said...

Wow! This is fabulous, and looks very labor intensive. All I've done is buy a basic book! You did a fantastic job on your doodling...so pretty with all the colors. Love the Inktense pencils. Just learning Tombow has a new pencil, Irotjean (?sp?) which I've been seeing on the net. TFS

sue morris said...

This is so beautiful! What a great idea with the doodling and zentangle!

friemelchen said...

WOW, einfach fantastisch Shirley, das ist so unheimlich schön geworden!
lg Uli