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The S and C curve in Zentangle Gallery: Artist Sharla R. Hicks, CZT

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Blog: Tangled Expressions, Galleries, Tutorials | 0 comments

The S and C curve in Zentangle Gallery: Artist Sharla R. Hicks, CZT

My SharlaRella and Indyrella Series began in early 2011 and continues on today. Take note that with each exploration in the gallery my tangling techniques, design and shading skills grew. The daily practice of Zentangle and exploring the same Tangle in a Series produced a creative explosion of new and exciting variations. This week I was the guest blogger on the I Am The Diva Blog and I choose to featured some of my favorite tangles in I Am The Diva Weekly Challenge #231,  “The Undulating Tangles in C and S minor”:  Indyrella, it’s variation SharlaRella, and Isochor. I have illustrated the steps . . . Enjoy the Gallery If you want to learn more about the Zentangle Retreat I conduct on Zenspirational Botatnicals  near Big Bear Lake, CLICK HERE to check it out here. I also teach Zentangle Series of classes that move from Zentangle Basics into Zentangle Inspired Botanicals, CLICK HERE to check them out. IndyRella Steps by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2015 SharlaRella Steps, variation inspired by IndyRella by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright 2015 Iscochor by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2015 IndyRella I, first IndyRella of the SharlaRella Series, by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2011 Isochor on black Zentangle Tile by Sharla R. Hicks, CZT. Enhanced with white and gelly roll pen. Early in Series: SharlaRella 3 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright 2011 Zentangle Tile using SharlaRella, enhanced with Checks and Perfs bh Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher A year later, 2012, I was still exploring SharlaRella and shading Cubine on Black framed by undualting S curves by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Undulating Sharla Rella included in Birds in Flight by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2013 SharlaRella on Gray Canson MiTeintes, black pigma pen, and white pastel pencil by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher SharlaRella in Green by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012. Green background and Clear Stardust Gelly Roll highlights the shading! Subtle and a little difficult to see, so enlarge picture. Green shading is Derwent GraphiTint Watercolor Pencil. Swirls and Waves by Sharla R. Hicks, CZT. In 2013, one form often presented itself in my personal Zentangle Botanicals. The S and C organic forms emerged from the SharlaRella Series. My journal pages below were published in: The Beauty of Zentangle Inspirational Examples from 137 Artist Worldwide by Suzanne McNeill, CZT and Cindy Shepard, CZT S and C curves are the foundation for Aquafluer, Renaissance Zentangle with brown pigma pen and white pastel shading by Sharla R. Hicks, CZT © 2014 Undulating S curves surround and fill Rixty by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014. Gold Metallic Color Pencil used for shading. Sharla botanical work includes S curves and Mooka Included Botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certifed Zentangle Teacher CZT © 2014 Shallow, undulating S curves fill the botanicals of Mooka in Black 4 by Sharla R. Hicks ©2014 The undulating S and C curve influence are in Golden Botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT © 2014 The undulating S curves influences in the Renaissance Mooka Blues by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 SharlaRella inspired botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright...

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Gallery: Black, White, Gold & Glitz Inspiration by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions, Botanicals, Galleries | 0 comments

Gallery: Black, White, Gold & Glitz Inspiration by Sharla R. Hicks

A late addition to Black, White and Gold Glitz theme is a lovely mooka on black highlighted with gold that I completed in September.  Here I show you the two stages of the ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) before glitz  and after glitz.   I am never sure which I like better, I love the purity of the white only but I also love the added elegance and warmth that the gold offers. Then keep on scrolling down and enjoy the Gallery  that groups all the Black, White, Gold & Glitz posted in August & September 2014 together in one spot . . . this gallery overview shows my personal growth in understanding how white pen works on black, the exploration of adding shading or just using line, and finally explores the wonderful world of glitzy metallic pens.  I am partial to Sakura Gelly Rolls because they are so smooth and the price point is excellent. NOTE: For more information on the Sakura’s Metallic Gelly Roll Pens, checkout my store, SoftExpressions.com.     Gallery: Black, White, Gold & Glitz Zentangle Inspired Art by Sharla R. Hicks I like my galleries to be chronological but also grouped by style so that I can review the growth and changes my Zentangle journey has taken over the last 3.5 years. This gallery covers  Zentangle Inspired Art  from 2011 to 2014.  Check out my tutuorial: White Gelly Roll on Black Click a Picture to see Gallery in Full View with Enlarge Pictures full sized gallery shows off the glitz and subtle white shading Create Bold Art ATC card by Sharla R. Hicks, ©2011 ATC (artist tradint card) Black Zentangle Card with Cubine and Echoism by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011ATC Card by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011 ATC (artist trading card) using Stardust Gelly Roll Pen for Glitz by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, highlights are Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura Paisley in White by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT copyright 2011. Highlights are Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura Betweed Botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher copyright 2011, , highlights are Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura Betweed Pear by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher. Black highlights are Clear Glaze Sakura Pen. Verdigoh & Squid in Black, White, and Gold by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle ©2011 White & Gold on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2012 Between 2 Lines by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014 done with White and Gold Sakura Gelly Rolls on Black Zentangle Tile. Frosty by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2013. AuraNot Circles by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Cubine on Black framed by undualting S curves by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 White on Black Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Checkered Rose by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014 Zentangle Inspired Posies by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 using Flux, Tipples, Perfs and my own Posie variations. White on Black part of the Botanical Series by Sharla R. Hicks Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014 done with White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and shaded with General’s White Pastel Pencil Early Mooka Play in Cooper by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 Between Two Lines by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT ©2012 using Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens Between 2 Lines on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT ©2012. Sakura Metallic Pens Lavendar and Copper on Black by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011 using Sakura’s Metallic Gelly Roll Pens Nautilus...

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Mooka Gallery by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions, Botanicals, Galleries | 7 comments

Mooka Gallery by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Pushing the limits of a Tangle adds excitement to the daily practice of Zentangle.  One of my go-to / comfort Tangles that I like to push is Mooka. Below are many of my Mooka Inspired Zentangle Tiles and Art Pieces done from 2011 to present. I have been blogging about Mooka Blues & Mooka on the Renaissance Tiles over the last couple of months (May 2014, June 2014, July 2014) so I pulled them all together in this gallery presentation.  It is a revelation to see the growth that over three and half years of almost daily Zentangle practice produces in the work. Sharla’s CURRENT class schedule at Soft Expressions, Anaheim California, CLICK HERE FREE Tangled Expressions Friendship Group 3rd Thursday of the Month Schedule a Guild  or Organization Lecture & Workshop with Sharla Tangled Expressions Blog Newsletter MOOKA GALLERY Click Picture to Enlarge 1st mooka back in 2011 by Sharla R. Hicks done at Certified Zentangle Training, I had much to learn. Mooka by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 Early Mooka Experiments by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 Early Mooka Flower by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 Early Mooka & Betweed by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 Early Mooka Play in Cooper by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 Mooka Intertwined by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2012 Mooka under the Sea by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2011 Mooka Spider Mum by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2013 SharlaRella 5 is shaded with Graphitint Watercolor pencils using technique outlined in Shading Tutorial except this time I drew a watercolor pencil line directly on the tile and then used the Niji Waterbrush to blend and move color. Mooka Blues 3, Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, © 2014 Mooka Blues 4 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 Mooka Blues 2 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 Mooka Blues 1 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 Mooka Blues by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 Mooka Blues & the Poppy by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 Mooka Blues in Bloom by Sharla R. Hicks Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Mooka Blues 5, exploring the Botanical Side, by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 Mooka Blues & Verdigogh by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 Mooka Blues Getting Warmer by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 The undulating S curves influences in the Renaissance Mooka Blues by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Mooka Tans 3 by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014 Mooka Tans 2 by Sharla R. Hicks Certified Zentangle Teacher © 2014: Sepia Brown Micron Pigma Pen with White Pastel Pencil © 2014 Mooka in Black by Sharla R. Hicks © 2014 Mooka in Black 2 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Mooka in Black 2 by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014 Shallow, undulating S curves fill the botanicals of Mooka in Black 4 by Sharla R. Hicks ©2014 Mooka on Tan with Red Pen by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT © 2014 Mooka on Tan with Purple Pen by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT © 2014 Sharla botanical work includes S curves and Mooka Included Botanical by Sharla R. Hicks, Certifed Zentangle Teacher CZT © 2014 The Golden Dot & Mooka by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, ©2014. Sharla’s CURRENT class schedule at Soft Expressions, Anaheim California, CLICK HERE. FREE Tangled Expressions Friendship...

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