I started this picture after reviewing the 48 color Koi Watercolor set I received from Sakura. I started by just experimenting with the watercolors over a tile very intuitively, and after dry, I used the watercolors as a string to "discover" shapes to be tangled. I don't always work this way, but the few times I have, the results are very interesting and unusual:
Here is an enlargement of the beginning of the tile. Notice how i added the watercolors in very irregular, experimental ways:
After tangling a bit with brown pen, I used the watercolors, a gray copic marker and white gel pens (experimenting with the new widths from Sakura) to add shading and highlights.
Here is the final picture! I'm really happy with this one, it has a sort of magical quality that I enjoyed very much. The only tangles I can safely recognize are Baton (Carole Ohl), Connector (Suzanne McNeil), Mooka3D and Betweed created as a blossom (Zentangle). The rest is just a series of ribbons wrapping everything. I guess it could be considered Zentwining? (Zentwining is a tangle enhancer by Lynn Mead). This was such an intuitive picture, it's hard to say.
Here's another point of view:
Many thanks again to Sakura for sending me this beautiful set! As I mentioned before, I only create blog reviews of materials that I really enjoy.
If you liked this picture and would like me to make a lesson on this Watercolor Tangling process, then send me a quick note to let me know!
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