Tombows and Marabu Graphix


I want to catch you up on a couple pieces of art that I have completed. Just small pieces because that is mostly what I have time to do. Work in small increments. Otherwise I get discouraged that I never complete anything. Because. You know. Life.

Recently I walked you through how I made this color background. The color was Marabu Graphix Aqua Ink and I really, really love the colors! So pretty!

I finally had time to work on this and add some art to it. And I like the way it turned out. Again, not underwater colors but that is where I went with it. I added some airways, nebula, Indy-Rella, printemps and dandelions. Graphite shading and done √.

Can’t lay my hands on the photo of this before I tangled it. Sorry. I usually plan better than that. I used Tombow brush pens, water and a craft mat to make the color background. To that I added Printemps and my tangle dayz eaze – which apparently I haven’t posted online yet. I just realized I never shaded this. And now that I am showing it to you, it will probably never get done. And I am totally ok with that. However, if I should shade it I will certainly show it to you. I have so many irons in the fire all the time, it is hard to go back to something and complete it. But I have some ideas running through my brain now, so I may. You never know. Hahahahaha!

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16 thoughts on “Tombows and Marabu Graphix

  1. I’m amazed at how you manage to remember to photograph/scan the different stages of your work. I always get so caught up that I totally forget to do it.

  2. I would like to know more about how you used the Tombow brush pens to color the back ground. These tiles are very beautiful.
    Still starting my day with you and I look forward to it.

    • here you go, this youtube video of mine will get you started. I’ll make a post soon showing this in more detail. I think I already have before – but it never hurts to revisit πŸ™‚ thank you for your faithfulness <3

        • awesome! Tombow just released some new colors and I have them on order. when they get here I will make a post πŸ™‚ and maybe a new video

  3. I am loving your work, enthusiasm, and insight. I’m pretty much still a “closet” tangler but working on my confidence and trying to relax and not be a perfectionist. I have a quick question, on the last work you shared on this post did you do the printemps first or the dayz eaze first? I assume the printemps.

    • it will come in time, sally. don’t be afraid to show your work. I don’t know if you are already in our facebook group – but if not, feel free to come on over to Tangle All Around. we have a lot of new tanglers and a lot of advanced tanglers and they are friendly and helpful. on that last piece – I did indeed start with printemps. I seem to start with that on almost every piece I tangle, until my brain tells me what to do next. haha! I am usually so tired by time I can sit down and draw for myself, starting with printemps every time focuses and centers me. and gives that jump start I need.

      • Thanks for your encouragement. I just discovered Tangle All Around. Looking forward to pursuing my tangling more ?

  4. Love how your first has circular tangles on a circular substrate & the second has grid tangles on a (what looks like) square substrate allowing for the artistic licence those Printemps exercised in creeping over the Days Eaze. Those Nebula are great fun & I always enjoy seeing how you fit the Indy-rella in, I’m just going to have to get my head round those after seeing them done on the Zentangle HQ Project Pack 04.

    • I really like the way they round one turned out. Indy rella was designed by molly hollibaugh and was named after her daughter. I do think I forgot to Indy-rellas. I don’t remember without looking. Eek.

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