Tanglescape – Breakfast Doodle


Tanglescape-Zebra Technical Pen on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard

Well, this was meant to be a quick sketch like the ones I did while having breakfast with Mom. It didn’t really take much longer, but I did use better quality materials than I did while with her.

It has a more polished look and even as I did it, I knew it wasn’t going to come out quite the same.

I guess it is all in the mind and habit. When away from home, knowing I could be interrupted at any time, I draw faster and rougher.

In the long run, I don’t think it matters. It’s good practice, and keeps the mind thinking about how to create those shapes and details. I don’t know if I’ll do these every morning, but inktober is coming up, and I probably will for that month, at least.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Tanglescape – Breakfast Doodle

      1. Interesting approach, to paint first and then tangle it up. I do lots of pen scribbling (I’m not a good listener so doodling or folding tiny pieces of paper allows me to be more attentive) but I still haven’t worked with ink first and then watercolored on my art. My watercolor art has no ink work at all. Though I have used sepia inks to paint with. Did a series of autumn leaves this way – still, no pen and ink work.

      2. Line and wash comes naturally to me because I’ve done pen work all my life. If I’m doing something realistic, I do the ink first, but when I do tangle/ abstract type work, I prefer to color abstractly and then ink. I think it’s more freeing, and the colors inspire your drawing. I like to paint with no ink at all sometimes, but for small work like postcards it’s faster and easier to handle detail.

  1. I’ll have to start applying the name ‘tanglescape’ to pieces I create that are similar to this.
    I’ve spent some enjoyable time drawing imaginary landscapes like this.
    You may have inspired to create another one 🙂

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