Re-Imagining Tangle Patterns in 3D

3-d wall art mounted artwork pattern design

I have been working with this new floral zentangle inspired design.

For my latest Drawing class assignment I attempted to re-imagine the pattern as a “3D drawing”, which was the focus of the assignment.

Above is the design drawn on foam board and cut out using an x-acto knife.  I mounted it on the wall slightly raised away from the wall (about 1 inch, using small pieces of foam board) so that you can see the shadows through the parts of the pattern I removed.  The piece is about 1.5 x 1.5 feet big.  I may paint it or colour it in the future, but won’t have time before it’s due.

Below is my second successful experiment with this pattern, drawn with permanent marker on a Styrofoam ball.  First I painted the ball with a few layers of white acrylic paint.

3-d sculpture pattern drawing sharpie marker black white

There were a few other attempts I made that did not turn out but I guess you don’t know until you try!  Just to give you an idea of what I was working from here is what the pattern looks like in it’s original 2D form:

floral sharpie doodle patterns design

Anyways I am working on about 5 other projects at once for my courses so I will have lots more to post in the future, so stay tuned!

If you like my work or want more information please visit my website, or my Zazzle store, and follow me on Facebook for updates about my work!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Cheers,

~Julie

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Zentangle Inspired ACEO Art Cards

aceo card zendoodle face

My latest creative venture involves creating miniature zentangle inspired/collage drawings like this one.  This is the first one I made.

ACEO stands Art Cards, Editions and Originals.

ACEO’s are miniature artworks the size of baseball cards, 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size, and they are a spin off of ATC’s or Artist  Trading Cards.  They are highly collectible (and affordable), and they come in a variety of styles which are sold on eBay and other sites.

Here are some more zentangle inspired mini art cards I’ve created:

aceo cards batch1 small

This is my latest piece, drawn with my new Faber Castel Pitt artist pens combined with collage.

I am trying to work a little bit with shading to make them really pop!

face sunglasses

If you would like to see more of my artwork please visit my website, http://www.julieerindesigns.com or check out my Zazzle store where you can purchase my artwork on a variety of things from prints to t-shirts and bags!

Have a great day,

~Julie

Tangled Skull with Headphones

skull art design headphones

This is a new zentangle style drawing I did of a skull and crossbones wearing headphones!

It is inspired by my recent trip to Ibiza where I saw lots of t-shirts with similar designs but not tangled like this one is.

I drew this design using my Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Drawing Pens in my Pro-Art Canson 9-Inch by12-Inch Universal Sketch Book. I then scanned the drawing into Photoshop and played around with it a bit.

I couldn’t decide if I liked it better with or without the crossbones though so I made both versions!

skull wearing headphones art printIf you would like to see more of my artwork please visit my website, http://www.julieerindesigns.com

You can also now purchase this design on tons of items in my Zazzle store!  This top is one of my most popular items!

Enjoy and have a great day,

~Julie