Shade, Shape, Blend Color & Add Texture

Linda Farmer, at, has posted a write-up I did on how to use the overlapping that occurs when coloring with pens.  It’s most easily done with squirkling, but can also be used with straight lines, cross-hatching and other methods of line work. 

It’s short, it’s easy, and I hope you find it helpful!

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.

5 thoughts on “Shade, Shape, Blend Color & Add Texture”

  1. Oh, goody!! I'm going to play with this tomorrow (and also with Jo's “shine” tutorial). It's 'art night Thursday' for me tomorrow (a whole, luxurious, divine evening of red wine and tangling with my friend, Christine… is red wine 'Zen,' do you think?! [grin])

  2. Oh, red wine is definitely zen–unless you have a sulfite sensitivity.

    Yes, please! I'd love a shady, shapy, blendy colorific, textured, shiny pic. I'll post it here so people can see what you've done!

  3. I've only just discovered Zentangling and Zendoodling. I know.. ask me which planet I was on all this while. I so love your blog and the beauty about it, is that you have incorporated ideas from Zentangle into your designs,yet you have still managed to make them all your own by adding your creative ideas and of course talent into all of them. I think they are mind blowing.

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