More Metallic on Black by Sharla R. Hicks

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog: Tangled Expressions | 0 comments

More Metallic on Black by Sharla R. Hicks

August & September 2014 Theme: Black, White, Gold & Glitz

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.

Dark Metallic Color Chart by Sharla R. Hicks with Tutorial on using pen like a watercolor blend.

Dark Metallic Color Chart by Sharla R. Hicks with Tutorial on using pen like a watercolor blend.

 

 

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

The next two are a repeat from an earlier post but I wanted you to realize where the subtle variations of the toned metallics came from the dark selection of the Sakura Gelly Rolls.  What amazes me is how spot on the colors available in the Sakura Gelly Roll. The selection is limited but within them I find great highlighters, nothing seems to stick out as not belonging and yet each blends with so many other palette choices.

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.  Note there are two blue  color variations,  the more grayed one comes from the Dark Metallic Pens.

 

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

Lavendar and Copper Cubine  by Sharla R. Hicks ©2011 using Sakura’s Metallic Gelly Roll Pens  The Lavendar is one of the dark metallics available in the Sakura Gelly Roll Pen line.


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