Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Copic Coloring ... for fun and profit?

Oh, sometimes my paper world takes a strange turn ...

I've gotten hooked on Zentangling, a relaxing no-holds-barred kind of doodling in black and white -- except I've also enjoyed putting color to the project. I feel very much like a kid again when I cherished my large box of Crayolas, sharp points, lined up just so, and God help the sibling who rounded the tips or snapped one (or more!) in two!

8.5"x11" on ivory
Medium: Pen/ink and Copic markers
Title: "Whack-A-Doodle"

With this folk-art inspired chicken that I drew, I used black ink and then used a wide assortment of Copic markers to color the beast.

I've been playing with my Copics a bit more lately, ever since I've signed up to attend the "basics" and "intermediate" classes in using them coming up in August in Lyndhurst,  NJ.  I'm aiming to be Copics-certified in the use of these markers -- for me, and maybe to (one day!) teach!

Of course, dear hubby (while ever-supportive) wants to know why it is one needs to be certified to use markers ... but he agrees, I am certifiable! Certifiably "whack-a-doodle" that is. 

Come to think of it, I think John just gave title to this piece ... Whack-A-Doodle. And oddly enough, it's now sold!

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


Cynthia Patterson said...

LOL I love Mr. Whack-a-doodle.... he has such detail...awesome job.
Happy Colouring School!!!


Tam said...

I love the colourful chicken! (Rooster?)

Jennifer McLean said...

Yep, he's SOLD to MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME!! Hehehe. I own a chicken, I own a Chicken!! He's so cuuuute. Can't wait to have him on my wall Ellen.
Love you,

(He's even purrtier on the web!)

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful colors and design. Wonderful folk art appeal to this!

SandeeNC said...

I LOVE your colored zentangled chicken, if I looked that good, I'd cross the rainbow too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your colorful Zentangle. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I love this image! A really beautiful chicken!

Claire said...

i'm in awe of any zentangle - gives me a headache when i try... but your rainbow rooster is stunning!! a great entry :)