Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn colors

I love the colors of the leaves as they change in the fall. So I did a few tiles with watercolor backgrounds using yellows and browns. You will be seeing them all in the near future. On this tile I used a colored Sakura Micron Pigma Pen.The shading is all done with a Faber-Castell Aquarelle pencil. This was the first time I've tried thid colored pencil and it was a joy to work with.

I used the Zentangle principal of 'drawing behind'. As you can see, the one whole leave is drawn first and then each subsequent leave is set behind another. A bit tricky to draw, but the shading brings it all out and is my favorite part.

I tried to give just the vague impression of veins in the leaves by using a light shading in the negative spaces between the veins.


  1. Lovely! Nice hints of details in the leaves.

  2. Great technique!! I love fall colors and designs!

  3. this is great leaves...I can feel the crisp in the air! nice techniques! thanks


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