Hi there!

I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Fantasy Typography

Fantasy Typography

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

This is a fantasy typography project: I started with some hand-sketched line art. The drawing was shaded and colored digitally.

Here you can see the original line art, created using fineliner inking pen:

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

The process is VERY similar to using traditional coloring techniques. The art is shaded and colored to make it look dimensional.  This is work in progress of one of the letters:

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Here is are a few closeups of the letters:

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Learn to create great shading on Zentangle® • enioken.com

Copyright 2015 Eni Oken

 

Narwal Shading

Narwal Shading

Crescent Moon Study and Composition

Crescent Moon Study and Composition