A possible book illustration


I am working on a book, and right now I’m playing with ideas for the page layout. This or something very similar may be the sample art to illustrate how to build many elegant patterns off of a very simple pattern.
I’ve been wanting to try out Lumiere paints ever since I saw some of the zentangles that Betsi O’hara did with them. The metallic quality does cause some scanning problems though, so I’m not sure they’ll be the best for this kind of work. I need to do some more research.

I have a litte 2-inch acrylic square that I placed on the page, and then painted around using 3 colors of Lumiere acrylic paint (which is actually a fabric paint). Then I tangle in the squares, and then added some yellow tombow brush pen to warm things up.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

7 thoughts on “A possible book illustration”

  1. Oh wow, a new use for my die-cut quilt block templates! Going to have to give this a try! You are really getting some awesome effects with this!

  2. Hi Sandy,
    I actually use the Twinkling H2O jars which are a Luminarte product. They scan well and I really love them. The “Seven Little Fishies” was not done with the H2O though. They are pretty intense in color and I wanted something a little softer, so I used colored pencil and Gelly Roll Silver and Gold pens.
    Betsi

  3. Thank you all!

    Betsi, I must have mis-remembered what you posted, lol! Oh well, now we all know about the Lumiere acryilics.

    Genevieve, great idea. That's one of the reasons I posted this. I figured I'd get lots of good advice from everyone!

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