Continuing to work on the “Well” Zentangle tile, number 2.

Here’s just the centre panel of the 4″ square zentangle tile I’m drawing.

Close up, you can see all the imperfections, but I wanted to try to capture the wonderfully luxurious, glistening metallic embellishments.

The bigger, paler dots are gold Sakura Gelly Roll. The brighter gold patterns were drawn with a dip pen and Liquitex Acrylic Ink.

I’ve yet to decide what to do with the turquoise borders, or the golden-brown outer border. And then there’s the wider border around all of this.

Today’s Vlog

In today’s vlog, I share some experiments on adding colour after drawing with the acrylic ink. I wanted to do these first so I didn’t mess up the ink!

It turns out that the ink seems to be pretty resilient to water soluble media, chalky pastels and even matt graphite! Even a pale blue alcohol marker didn’t change the hue much.

So many options, so many possibilities!