Judy's Zentangle Creations

Judy's Zentangle Creations

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mandala Elephant


Hi Tanglers..

Time to share another Creation with you all.

As you know I have a love of drawing Mandalas, so I decided to try some 
thing else by adding an elephant.. So I did this because my mum love to collect Elephants..
 Mum ( Joan) has been gone 21 yrs now but it still seem just like yesterday... 
I miss her everyday especially lately.
I wasn't sure at first how I wanted to do her (the elephant)




As usual I start of with a pencil drawing so I'm not very good at drawing
 Elephants so I used a template from Ben Kwok of his elephant...
 I'm apart of his drawing group Ornation Creation on facebook so we have
 permission to use his templates..
so here is the link for the group but you have to join an honer his work
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154868046318714&set=gm.557509337775355&type=3



So next I outlined the elephant using A number 8 pigma pen


I decided that I wanted to do the mandala first... 
originally I was going to zentangle the elephant but I
 thought that it would be way too busy..
 I  choose to do the mandala first so then i could think about what to do with the elephant


Once I did all the line drawing you can do it
 in pencil first to see if you happy with the design
I just use the pen and when for it...


Now time to fill it in...
remember you shading of even amount of light and dark
 and also the mid range of grey..



also remember to walk away and look at your art from a distance
this will help you decide what is needed..
also don't pick too many patterns


I hope you enjoying you art as much as I love to do it... relax and enjoy


no the elephant... I really want sure what to do hen I decided to stipple it... 
now stippling isn't easy.. it's takes ages but can look great


When you stipple don't rush it and don't press to hard
just lightly bounce the pen so it just taps the paper


you will need to walk way from her for a minute to look at the shading
find a picture of a real elephant and it can help you with the details and shading 


It took me ages until I was happy with the face... 
remember it's not a competition who can do it the fastest
just enjoy and it can be very relaxing 



Once I finished the Elephant then I when back to make sure I
was happy with the mandala and that she was finished



All done and I exstreamly happy with her I have already sold a few prints
remember if you take your time 
It will look amazing




So Happy Tangling
my friends