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Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Winner of my giveaway for a softcover Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook is...

The Winner of my giveaway for a softcover Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook is Jean Marmo!

I want to thank everyone who entered.

Nicobar Pigeon #WorldWatercolorGroup #Mijello #52WeeksOfWatercolorBirds

For Week 30 of '52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds', I chose the beautiful Nicobar Pigeon.  I'm a bit disappointed with it, though.

This was the first painting that I did using my Mijello Mission Gold Pure Pigment Watercolor Set, using freshly squeezed paint from the tube, and I found a bit harder to spread than expected.  It was also the first painting I did after a hiatus of a couple of months, and it is always difficult to get my brain and hand working in co-ordination.

I did like how easily I could obtain the darkest values, and the brilliance of the colors.



I used a Silver Black Velvet Round size 6 and size 16.

This bird was done in the Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch that I'm using for the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.

My reference photo came from the Morguefile archive.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
3DTANGLE SHADING CHALLENGE #059- Focus tangle: GARLIC CLOVES

Ben Kwok Template: Optical Illusion

Zentangle® Pattern Scrolled Feather video
Tips for Tangling Flukes
i-Leaf Zentangle Pattern Video

TanglePatterns: How to draw ANDROMEDA
TanglePatterns: How to draw LOLLYWIMPLE
Pattern-Collections New: Lumine
Pattern-Collections New: Jiami
Pattern-Collections New: Squared-Up
Pattern-Collections New: Starmen
Pattern-Collections New: Taaj

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #291

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Controlling Water / Pigment Ratio in Watercolor
How to Weave a Paper Peacock
Tissue Paper Background
Journal52 Prompt #39: Autumn OR Fall

Giveaways
Colorit Giveaway-48 Gel Pens with case & refill given away every day in September
HSN Sneak Peek & Giveaway - Win an assortment of 6 dies
The Postman's Knock International Giveaway - Finetec Golds palette
Jetpens Weekend Giveaway-Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen, Highlighters & Smart Ring Binder 
Life Book 2017 Blog Hop & Giveaway with Jamie Dougherty 
Life Book 2017 Blog Hop & Giveaway with Andrea Gomoll 
Life Book 2017 Blog Hop & Giveaway with Whitney Freya 

Reviews
Pilot Precise Grip Review
Ink Shot Review: @Laywines Silver Grey

Friday, September 23, 2016

From Mission Gold to Autumn Gold #Stillman&Birn #MissionGold #WorldWatercolorGroup

If you are here for the Stillman & Birn Beta Series Softcover Edition giveaway, you can find it and my review here.  The giveaway ends tomorrow at 11:50 pm PDT.

To round out the week of sharing work done in my Stillman & Birn Beta series softcover, I did another watercolor.  I used lots of water for this one, with no buckling, curling or pilling.  I was able to lift color easily as well.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Afternoon in the Meadow #Stillman&Birn #Cuttlelola #PenAndInk

If you are here for the Stillman & Birn Beta Series Softcover Edition giveaway, you can find it here.

I think the Cuttlelola Electric Dotspen and Stillman & Birn Beta paper were made for each other.  It's so easy to build up the solid values quickly.  This drawing took about 2 hours, and that includes the time spent planning and penciling in the outline of the sheep.



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Pattern-Collections Daily Pattern Focus
joey's weekly tangle challenge #131

It's a String Thing #162 tiles
It's a String Thing #163 challenge

How to Draw Hematite Doodle Gem Tutorial Ep 26
Indy Rella and Bronx Cheer Zentangle Pattern Video

Tanglepatterns: How to Draw Arches
Pattern-Collections New: Bluflor
Pattern-Collections New: Heli
Pattern-Collections New: Peppy
Pattern-Collections New: Huabao
Pattern-Collections New: Gates

Tutorials & Art Journaling Prompts
Let’s paint a geranium in watercolors
The Power of Composition-Free Online Course Video 1
Free Spider Halloween Mail Art Printables

Giveaways
Colorit Giveaway-48 Gel Pens with case & refill given away every day in September

Colored Pencil Magazine PanPastel Giveaway


Reviews
Watercolor Supplies: Cheap Joe’s Travel Brush Set, Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin, Travel Carry Set-up
Clairefontaine Roadbook Mini Reviews