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Mooka Curves in White with Glitz on on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014

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. Continue reading

Dark Metallic Sakura Gelly Roll Pens Package

More Metallic on Black by Sharla R. Hicks

August & September 2014 Theme: Black, White, Gold & Glitz
Glitzy Spinners by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012. using Sakura's Dark Metallic Pens

Glitzy Spinners by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012. using Sakura’s Dark Metallic Pens

I think I am close to ending this theme that explores the Black, White, Gold & Glitz theme found in many of my Black Zentangle Inspired Art Pieces done over the last 4 years.  Each time I revisited the Black Tile or the Sakura Gelly Roll Pens I discovered something new and exciting that I take with me.  In the previous post and this post and I found the beauty in these Glitzy studies of using closely related color together and the subtle, nuanced beauty it brings.

In my last post I missed giving out the details about the pen choices that make the metallics special.  The Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens have a set called Dark Metallic pens with very lovely shades that are grayed down and act as a nice foil to the purer metallic colors. They have a subtle color variation that you will see in the below examples. Continue reading

Nautilus in Blue by Sharla R. Hicks, Copyright 2012 using Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

Glitz on Black Zentangle Tiles by Sharla R. Hicks

My theme for August & September 2014 is Black, White, Gold & Glitz

I have always loved a little glitz addition to my creative explorations of color.  It is a joy to see how color interacts with various backgrounds.   I have really been delving deeply in the Zentangle Renaissance Tile and how color work interacts on a tan background but that is another series coming soon so be sure to sign up for my future blog posts.

Today covers the Glitz of my theme August & Sept 2014 Black, White,  Gold & Glitz.  I love working the Metallic Sakura Gelly Roll pens because they glide so smoothly across the surface of the Zentangle Tile.  It feels like icing a cake with a super creamy confectionery sugar glaze.  Today I am sharing early 2011-2012 experimentation with metallic pens.

Between 2 Lines on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT   copyright 2012.

Between 2 Lines on Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT ©2012. Sakura Metallic Pens. Cadent, Emigle, Tortuca, Beelight, Knights Bridge

Lavendar and Copper  Cubine on Black by Sharla R. Hicks copyright 2011 using Sakura's Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

Lavendar and Copper Cubine on Black by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011 using Sakura’s Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

 

Nautilus in Blue by Sharla R. Hicks, Copyright 2012 using Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

Nautilus in Blue by Sharla R. Hicks, ©2012 using Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens


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More White on Black by Sharla R. Hicks

August & September 2014 Theme is Black, White & Gold

AuraNot Circles by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright 2014.

AuraNot Circles by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher ©2014

 

I continued to be fascinated by how white goes on Black and occassionally revisit the technique.   I have more white than black tiles but I do find the challenge of playing with white gelly roll pen on black worth the effort.  Today I am looking at more White on Black Tiles. The examples rely heavily on line and fill to make a statement.  My choices to add white fill are used to add drama to the pieces. Continue reading

Tutorial: Shade with Niji Brush, Sakura Gelly Roll & Watercolor Pencils by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher

SharlaRella 5, a comfort tangle, on Zentangle Tile shaded with Graphitints by Derwent by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2012

 

This week I am the guest blogger for the I Am Diva weekly challenge that will be posted Monday June 23, 2014.  I named my challenge Redux, Remix, Revisit Your Comfort Tangle.

Enjoy your tangle week and I am looking forward to see your posted tiles.

This week I am challenging you try a new technique or two for shading, you will also be asked to change up your comfort zone by trying different paper or pen color.  I did not want to leave anyone in the lurch, so I pulled together a couple tutorials on alternate shading techniques you may find helpful when adding color shading to your Zentangles.

Shading with Sakura Gelly Roll Pens

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