Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, so we thought it would be fun to celebrate art that we love! Although my list is long, it’s safe to say that Zentangle* has a firm place on the list. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve come up with a couple of doodled hearts to humbly share with you.
The first is a black-and-white drawing (above) that was inspired by work I’ve seen in the Zen Doodle Coloring eBook. This eBook is a fun tool to have on hand for when you want to experiment with color before trying the techniques on your original drawings. It’s a way to play with color and, like I’ve done here, discover new doodle patterns to use for your own drawings.
Once I drew the outline of this heart (left image), I began filling it in with straight lines that honored the shape of the heart. I used a Micron 08 and a Micron 01.
Next, I focused on adding more details, staying as symmetrical as possible. Lastly, I added the tiny circles around the outside of the heart (right image).
And what’s Valentine’s Day without Conversation Hearts? I drew these with markers on a blank postcard.
After drawing the outlines of the hearts, I filled them in with color and wrote messages. Then I was free to doodle in the open spaces, leaving the words to float and be easily read.
Because it was too much fun to stop there, I added a few smaller hearts in the background and used similar doodle patterns to fill them in.
With inspiration from these Zentangle books, I might go back and add more color or patterns to the background–what do you think?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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