Yesterday I gave you a lesson outlining neurographic art combined with tangling. I can not get over how addicting this is. Relaxing, calming, zone-right-out-and-draw! And it is so much fun! Today I want to show you the first piece of neurographic art I made.
It started like this. Take a permanent black ink pen and for the space of about three seconds draw a big loopy line. You can watch or not, doesn’t matter. Just don’t think about it. Make loops and lines continuously for about three seconds. I was working on a sheet of Harmony Hot Pressed watercolor paper from Hahnemühle.
Each place those lines cross each other – fill-in those areas with ‘nzeppel-like fills. Round out the corners and fill with black ink – or ‘neurozeppling.’
Next, I added a few circles. Then I looked and decided where I needed more lines and I added some. Working from the ‘nzeppel fills, I drew a line from the fill and off the page.
And I couldn’t stop. I just keep adding lines from the black connectors to the edge of the paper.
You could call me a little obsessed at that point. Hahahaha! But I thought I finally had enough lines.
I pulled out my watercolor palette – mostly Schmincke colors – and started filling in sections. I looked to see if any of the areas worked together to form an identifiable object and I thought that section I colored yellow in the middle may possibly look like a chess piece. Upside down. So I kept that whole section together as I watercolored.
And I kept going till the whole piece was filled with color.
One thing I like to do when I make ATCs is to add splatters of black and white. Not a step in neurographic art, but one I like, so I added that next.
Last, I added some tangles. When I added this to my Bristol journal, I cut this 9″ x 12″ sheet in half and adhered the pages inside my journal. When I did that I noticed a pink flamingo wearing sunglasses in one section. Can you find her?