7.24.2015

Heart Box - VIDEO

Happy Friday, everyone! This week's video is Heart Box. I find this one very relaxing to draw - it's easy and I don't have to think too much about it :)

I posted Heart Box on the blog during the 2014 Valentine's Love Fest .....back then it was all hearts, all the time.


This video shows two methods of drawing the pattern (the second, continuous line version is my favourite) along with a wonky grid version. I hope you have fun with it!


(If you're reading this via email, you may have to visit the website to view the video.)

Here's this week's focus tile : Hollibaugh.


Have a great weekend!
hx

10 comments:

  1. You have such a command of shading and taking tangles out of the box by stretching them and playing with their shapes.

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    1. Thank you! I love doing that sort of experimentation with the patterns - sometimes it pays off and I love it, other times, well.......we don't speak of the other times :) LOL.

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  2. Helen, I just LOVE watching you draw! After 2 or 3 viewings of your videos, I can begin to predict (remember!) where your line will go next. That is SO helpful in learning your patterns! I've probably said this before in other comments, but just to be sure ... you are one of my VERY favorite Zentangle & botanical artists! I recommend your blog to all of my students and often share some of your photos with other friends who are tanglers as well. Thank you for your generous spirit in sharing your truly lovely art!
    Best regards,
    Jan Brandt, CZT XII, Reno, NV, USA

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    1. Thanks, Jan - your comments have made my day! It is so lovely to know that you are finding my blog helpful to you - thank you also for sharing it with others :) Your video viewing routine sounds like a great way to really imprint the patterns to memory. h

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  3. Helen, Hi! Thank you for your recent video's. I loved watching them especially, your easy curved hearts in a box! I wanted to let you know that you have motivated me to restart drawing again after a long hiatus. I've been wondering for a while. What type of pen you are using? I recently purchased from my local newsagent uni pin fine line 0.1. Is that what you are using? You seem to get great results with your drawings and are interested in trying your type of pen. Do the pens run out or break more easily. I certainly found that using the Pigma brand? Thanks again Helen.

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    1. Hi Julie. Thank you. Great to hear you have been feeling motivated to start drawing again - I go through on and off stages, too, though I've been drawing pretty consistently of late.

      I find myself mostly using Unipin 0.2 in recent months. I am very heavy handed and the larger tip stands up to a bit more abuse. I find that all the fineliner pens are much the same - unipin are just easier for me to buy locally :) Hope that helps. Helen :)

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    2. Helen hello, Thank you very much for answering my question it was very helpful. I thought I recognised the unipin black coloured pen although I wasn't too sure. I'm glad I got some last week although I got 0.1 but will get some different sizes to give them a go as well next week.

      These pen are much easier to get. Where the micron pens I need to travel to the city at a speciality art supply store thus catching various forms of public transport can be time consuming. I'm hoping I like the unipin just as much! Will give them a try out this weekend. If it okay I will send you a picture. Julie.

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    3. Hi Julie. I find the Unipin pens as good as the Sakura Micron, and like you, I can get them more easily - I usually have to order the microns from ebay, or drive 45 minutes to get them.

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