Monday, August 16, 2010

"Zentangles On Faces"






I can get lost in my own world when I am doing Zentangles. This is a magazine image that I distressed before creating the Zentangles. The open gaps of green to the right will eventually be filled in with text. They are waiting for the moment when I have the perfect thing to write. I am trying to offer a variety of projects where we will be using magazine images so my student will always have this option if the drawing part makes them nervous. I believe that Art Journals should be full of freedom and if someone is nervous about being able to draw a certain image it's nice for them to know that clipped images are just as acceptable. This should be a stress free & fun way for them to express themselves creatively! It's fun to see how you can transform an image as well, who knows what can come of a simple face.

26 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you ! I still have that thought stuck in my head thinking that I should draw every single line with my hand.. but then that thought itself is blocking the creativity for sure ! I love this page as I do on all the other pages ! Your art journal liberates me !!
    Have a wonderful week, Rebecca !

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  2. This is my favorite one yet! Do you mind telling me what kind of pen you are using?

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  3. Amazing Rebecca, and I want to thank you again for sharing the process of your art--you are helping so many artists by doing this!
    P.S. Thank you so much for the post down below too :)

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  4. Wow, what a great transformation! I believe you could take a piece of trash and transform it into something beautiful, lady. Mucho talent you have. I love that you have left space to write a thought later. Sometimes a thought comes when we don't have time to do a page for it ~~ now you've got a page ready for that moment! Happy Day!

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  5. Now....I really want to take your class!! This is so fun, those zentangles look absolutely amazing...I'm glad you showed us the progression cuz I like how you sectioned her face and neck out. Very cool, Very Cool!

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  6. I love the way you alter images to make them your own. This page is gorgeous, as they all are.

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  7. p.s. People, i just clicked on the pictures to see the amazing details!!! Rebecca even zentangled music notes, who'd have thought :D :D Awesome-ness here!

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  8. absolutely fabulous.....in a seriously magnificent way!!! i love your idea of starting with magazine images and then adding your own magic to them......you are an artistic genius!! xox, :))

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  9. What a transformation!!! Once again, you've taken a humble image and have elevated it into "art"! Fabulous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  10. VERY inspiring! I need to try this, this week!!! Thank you for sharing. Love this idea, and your work!

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  11. It's always fun to alter magazine images!! You did a great job!

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  12. That's a nice option. Sometimes I get childrens books from rummage sales, and sometimes those books are falling apart. I bet they would make good "cut out" art, too.

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  13. Thanks for sharing this. I am going to try my hand at this too - just seems like too much fun not to try.

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  14. i feel like try it, it is so nice to see details

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  15. Yes I love also to zentangle, then I'm out of time and space!
    I've zentangled faces too, and your face pages are incredible unique fantastic. I'm impressed as ever about your fantasy and creativity!
    Hugs Anja

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  16. Oh Rebecca this turned out beautiful. You chose the perfect image for this project because it's so full and lot's of room for your zentangles. The green is vibrant with a gorgeous emerald shimmer! I love it! I really love the distressing you did first too!

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  17. LOVED seeing the process. I never heard of zentangles before but its amazing!

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  18. Hi Rebecca,
    Well there's another great idea for zentangles.
    I'll have to give that one a go!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  19. don't quite know how a zentangle is done but it's quite wonderful

    & thanks for your visit

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  20. Your zentangle face is a true work of art. How wonderful to see the process as well Rebecca. I love how you are able to just let go and the space fills so perfectly with your designs. I'm afraid I would "think" too much about it. You art really is so inspirational!

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  21. This is so creative, and I go up and down and up and down looking at the process, thank you for sharing this. One learns so much from blogging. YOu do great work with a pen, and it seems to just flow right from mind to hand with the greatest of ease, of course I know you have a plan and an image in your mind. Just a wonderful image. I bet an old vintage photo of woman or sisters would also be so great, I can see it in sepia tones. Just thinking here of what I have and what I might try, I have a bit of overload going through my head.

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  22. I really like this Rebecca! You are so creative and your art is very inspirational!

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  23. You are so right...It can be such a liberating experience for a student to draw over an image and can propel them into doing their own drawing...Zen tangles are insanely fun.I keep one art book just for them...Once again, you are the ultimate Art inspiration, Rebecca!

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  24. Wow Rebecca, a great transformation. I agree with you that this is a great way for students to get over the fear of drawing everything on the page.
    I can get lost in zentangles too, I just need to do them more often, It is such a great way of getting your creative juices going.
    Thanks again for your step by step process, you are in inspiration
    Lee:)

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  25. Hello from the Philippines! That is very interesting! I'm going to follow you- I'm interested in what you're going to come up with next! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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