No quote, no lettering, just pure mandala. Drawn using my Microsoft Surface Pen on my Microsoft Surface Book with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. The background was created using Rangers Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks on mixed media paper then scanned in.
Just a quick one to start the day. I have some editing to do for A Dangle A Day (available for preorder) before going out to a Lebanese/Moroccan restaurant called Mezza Luna with my sister. For the first time, she gets to drive!
My car is still poorly; the Mercedes garage seems to be having problems working out what has gone wrong with Smartwo Deetoo. I hope I get her back soon; if not, I’ll have to hire a car for a day or two for some appointments I have later in the week.
I’ve still not calmed down after the drama of last weekends car breakdown. I’m all of a dither, my mind all over the place, my digestive system is still upset, and I’m so tired all the time. How I ever managed to function as a teacher when I felt like this all the time is beyond me, but I did until my precarious mental health crashed in on me.
Over on the Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans facebook group it’s #supplysaturday.
Friday means dangle day!
So, here’s my dangle for today.
It’s been rather warm and sunny here in the UK. Spring flowers are blooming. Trees are beginning to show their fresh-green finery. The birds are busy nest-building and singing their hearts out at dawn and dusk.
So, I wanted to reflect this in my design for today, along with some nice words, and to help me get those #weekendvibes going.
If you’d like to learn more about creating dangle designs, my book ‘A Dangle A Day’ is available for preorder now. Just click on the link!
Over on the Angela Porter’s Colouring Book Fans facebook group it’s #furbabyfriday.
I’ve been working on a mixed media piece and this is as far as I’ve got. It needs a focal image or quote or something. I just don’t know what to add…
Feel free to make suggestions!
As it’s #supplysaturday to create this I’ve used :
- Distress oxide inks from Ranger
- Paper Artsy Fresco paints
- Distress inks
- Gold paint from Cosmic Shimmer
- Texture paste and gold acrylic paint
- Perfect pearls and water spray
It’s Sunday, so that means it must be #fundaySunday #Sundayfunday.
This was my bit of fun for the day. I created a background using Distress Inks, a mini-blending tool and a stencil.
After scanning it into my Microsoft Surface Book, I imported it into AutodeskSketchbook Pro and started to draw entangled patterns on the top of it.
It was just an experiment to see how it worked out, including the use of colour gradient fills for the entangled patterns.
I think it worked out ok. I think there’s some more things I’d like to try out using this method; scanning backgrounds and then working on them digitally opens a new world of possibilities for me, as well as keeping me playing with more traditional media. I do love the mix of the old with the new.
Of course, drawing on my Surface with the Surface pen is a lot like drawing with pen and ink on paper but with more possibilities…
Friday means it’s #dangleday, #freebiefriday #fridayfreebie and #furbabyfriday all over the web!
I’ve designed the dangle to the left for #dangleday. I will also be putting an uncoloured version of it on my facebookpage – Angela Porter Illustrator – for you to download and colour for free. So that makes it a #fridayfreebie. It’s also great for getting into that #weekendvibes going – nothing like a bit of creativity to relax you after a busy week.
I’ve left the banner blank so you can add your own message.
Perfect for a bullet journal (BuJo) cover page. Lovely turned into a greetings card.
Make sure you print it out to the size you need; the image is sized to fit on an A5 BuJo page, but it will print out cleanly to A4 (US letter) sized paper.
All I ask is that you don’t share the uncoloured image, but feel free to share the coloured image stating where you got it from. Also, the template is not for resale either in it’s uncoloured or coloured form; it’s for personal use only, though you can give the finished project away as a gift if you wish.
I’d love to see how you use the template, so please share on my facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram as @angelaporterillustrator or on Twitter as @wyrdsmithing. On facebook you can tag me either as #angelaporter.
Don’t forget, my new book ‘A Dangle A Day’ is available to preorder.
It’s also #furbabyfriday over on the facebook group Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans, and I love to see everyone’s furbabies! I don’t know if I’ll manage to get my very camera shy kitty to allow me to snap a pic of him…