Fantasy Landscapes Seuss Style – Hopefully :)

 One of the prompts this week in
Zentangle All Around
is to use Sandra Strait’s step outs and
make a fantasy landscape!
You can see all her patterns she developed
for this process here on her blog.
I began by practicing Sandra’s step outs in my journal.
I drew the ones that I liked best, then put stars
by the ones I thought looked the most
Dr. Seuss-y!

I did not use all the patterns I marked, but I pulled

from them to do this.

One thing Sandra did that I totally forgot was to

color the landscape itself – the grounds, the skies –

and add tangles to those.

My journal is a 5″ x 8″ and doesn’t have a lot

of space for everything I wanted to do.

I do love the way it turned out, though.


I can still add to the background.

Lastly, I added color.

My thought with the grass clumps and the white

spaces was that when I used to read ALL those

Dr. Seuss books to the kids –

I remember lots of white space.

Am I wrong?

My favorite parts are –

the water fountain I made using one of

Sandra’s plant patterns


the leaning building I made from one of her

plant patterns


those crazy little tie-died sheep!


I totally had to add an inukshuk for my

Canadian peeps.

Now I think I will go back and add some

watercolor washes to the backgrounds.

For those who want to know –

the watercolors I used are Schmincke.

I also used Lolliz gel pens to add lots

of sparkle.

Which – for the most part – doesn’t photograph.

Fantasy Landscapes.

It’s where it’s at this week in

Tangle All Around (FB).

6 thoughts on “Fantasy Landscapes Seuss Style – Hopefully :)

    • Oh I'm so glad, Cathy! Can't wait to see what you come up with. This is harder than it looks. But fun.

  1. I think this is perfect the way it is! You are right about the white space in Dr. Seuss illustrations. I've been grappling with that in my next step-by-step. The white space lost, though *sigh*

  2. Very very very faint printemps for the sky or pop-cloud! Definitely right about the Dr Zeuss – I have a vision of red, white, turquoise & orange with splashes of yellow & green. I too love your water fountain & wouldn't mind escaping to your fantasy land.

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