Friday, 18 March 2016

Dandelion inspiration

I promised to show you how my muse took me off onto a completely different path after covering Beckah Krahula's Wanderlust lesson. If you missed my tangled journalling post you can see it here.


 I have been saving photos, paintings and drawings of dandelions, aliums and seed heads to a Pinterest board for quite some time and the shapes of these natural beauties intrigue me.


So I used my new found motivation and interest to doodle draw some of these shapes on small pieces of card ....


and made a new folder for them. 


As you can see there is no zentangling but that's where the inspiration came from to sit and have fun with pens, line, shape and perspective.


I even made my own reference drawings and notes on the back for future use.


I had made the cover from some paper that I had dipped and sprayed with bisters so I did the same to some good quality card that take the washes well and cut them up into the same size as my little learning cards and I am now playing with my designs over the top of the colour wash backgrounds ....

.... and I have plenty cut ready to pick up this little folder when I am sitting quiet and wanting something non-messy to do.


Who knows, you might see some of these turn up on my journal pages sometime.

If you are inspired to have a go at doodle drawing do let me know here or on facebook as I would love to see what you create.

See you tomorrow to find out who is the winner of my little give-away.

hugs Brenda xxx



20 comments:

Jane said...

What a lovely project Brenda...your drawings are super and look perfect on those bister backgrounds. You have some lovely blanks too now...looking forward to seeing how they evolve xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Absolutely AMAZING Brenda - that is a fantastic inspiration and as always your projects look just wonderful!

Happy weekend
Susi

Gina said...

Absolutely dreamy dandelion doodles :D XXX

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, - you have taken doodling to a whole other level! Brilliant work on both your learning pieces and on the final Bister background ones! And of course I love that folder! Super inspiration, - thank you!!!

Anneke said...

Very inspiring Breda. I love the effect if the Bister.
You are very creative.

Patty O'Malley said...

Your drawings are wonderful, Brenda! I love the background papers, too.

Terry said...

Brenda, I love that inky background for those "Floral delights" you have been collecting! Truly a natural beauty! Big Hugs!

Beth B said...

Your work here is just stunning! Wow!

Team Clark said...

Oh Brenda, your doodles should be made into stamps - for sure! Hint, hint! And these backgrounds are perfectly yummy! Love the inky drips and fabulous colors!

Anita Houston said...

Girl...you need to be designing stamps! I'd buy them! Fantastic drawings...so detailing and intricate! I'm blown away!!!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful pieces to inspire Brenda, your art doodling looks fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

I have to agree with Anita Brenda, you really should be designing stamps!! Your drawings are fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

What pretty floral doodlings Brenda - love the colors on your papers for background - a lovely art project inspired by the Zentangle class! Julia xx

Joi at RR said...

Ohhhh so so so so INCREDIBLY ENCHANTING - wow - love all of these Brenda. Wow. Really great eye candy to start my morning! XXj.

Inky and Quirky said...

Stunning and inspiring,I'm on a wildflower kick at the moment too ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

Handmade Cards said...

You work is beautiful........... what did you use to create the background papers and folders??

Almo said...

Oh! Brenda I adore these little grass/allium drawings you have been inspired to do from the zentangle video, and the reference breakdown pages as to how they are drawn just gorgeous. I look forward to seeing more of these little beuties in future projects. Mo x

A Pink said...

These are wonderful! Brenda I have spent many a happy hour doodling with a black pen and I personally find it so therapeutic - nothing better than taking that line for a walk across the page!
Your pen work is so lovely and is so effective against the bister backdrops. Love how you have created a special place to keep them and made plenty of spare cards too .
hugs x

butterfly said...

I love your doodled dandelions (yes, I know they're not really, but I couldn't resist the alliteration!). Wonderful inky backgrounds too. I haven't got anywhere near the Zentangling lesson (or any others, come to that), but this tempts me to include it in my catch up list after all.
Alison x

kim TangledBlueRose said...

magical, love this part of your journey!
~kim