inside my sketchbook: friday link up!

Hello!
Welcome to the
Inside my sketchbook Link Up!
When:  every Friday
What:  a place to share your drawings and artwork
Why:  to inspire others, get feedback or just because!
How:  Link up blogposts/photos of your art with the Mr. Linky box below

Note:  artwork does not have to be specifically in a sketchbook,
"Outside my sketchbook" links are welcome too! ;o)
*Artwork from other blog challenges is always welcome here! 
*Please share your Monday's Joey's weekly tangle challenges 
only on the challenge post Link ups.

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More from my cut and paste sketchbook . . .
 
woodland critters

the tangle Bublz

Just a short one this week,
~ joey ~
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border print challenge


This was an interesting challenge that I learned a lot from partly because I used tangles that I had never used before.  The border is Trimond and the tangles above are Fengle and Circfleur.

 


What I learned:
 
I haven't yet mastered drawing tangles on the edge of the tile so that they line up the pattern seamlessly beside the next image.

I found the software that I used to combine the images to create a repeat pattern difficult to use without resulting in white space in between them. 
 
I tried to not colour this challenge the same colours as the inspirational tablecloth but I felt shades of green really were the best colours for it.  I have used Prismacolor pencils.

When I can learn from a challenge it's always good!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #53

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art.  
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!
Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work.
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.

Click here to see past challenges.
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Hello!  Ready for your next challenge?
Do you remember when we tangled a group of tiles?
This week's challenge is a two step process, we're going to

tangle a border print


This challenge is inspired by my favourite tablecloth.
I have spent many hours at the dinner table thinking
how this cloth would be perfect to tangle. 
 

Step 1:
  tangle a straight border
There are so many really cool "border tangles" like 
just to name a few.
You can choose any border tangle,
it does not have to be one of the ones that I have listed.

Step 2:
tangle an all over design

Use one or more of your favourite tangle(s) in a pattern.

Draw both on one tile or
stack your two tangle drawings 
to create your border print.

Optional Step 3:
repeat the pattern

Many of you are very savvy with Photoshop so if you want to take it one step further, repeat your finished piece to create a "border print fabric".
 
 If you have any questions, please ask.
Have fun!
~ joey ~   

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inside my sketch book . . .

Welcome I have something new for you today!!!

I have decided to start a Friday "inside my sketch book" weekly post
and I'm inviting you to join in!

I enjoy seeing what others draw outside of my weekly challenge.
Sketch books are great because they are more casual and spontaneous than predetermined drawings.  There's no pressure, some things work, some don't, but even the "flops" can offer inspiration or a creative discovery!  

There are no rules or style limitations, whatever it is you draw, sketch or tangle is fine.
If you decide to make a cut and paste sketch book 
we'd love to follow what you put in it.
You can even share your artwork "outside your sketchbook" if you prefer! ;o)

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I have continued with my "cut and paste sketch book"...

This example looks like it was inspired by Lisa Congdon.

I had to try this Mooka shamrock idea with St. Patrick's Day cuz isn't it just soo cool?!
I found it really hard though, my Mookas were all over the place!
This was the only one I liked.
This heart was inspired by one of the flowers in the first photo.  I liked the technique of drawing a shape and then outlining it with straight lines.  I always like playing around with lettering and this fake calligraphy technique is really fun.

OK, there you have it, the good, the bad and the ugly!
I'd love to see what you are doing in your sketch books now.
**edit:  I have added a Mr Linky box to share your drawings and will have a "Pinnable" logo soon.

~ joey ~
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one year tangle challenge


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

To celebrate 52 weeks of challenges
here is my version of
Rose in a sphere.
(template here)

It was really hard for me to not colour it in shades of green.
I may do it later . . .
I'm looking forward to a second trip "around the globe"
with all of my participants.
Thanks so much for joining in the fun!
~ joey ~

ps.  I just noticed that this is my 500th post! 
Wow, I had no idea that I had so much to say!?

joey's weekly tangle challenge #52

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding! 
Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.
Click here to see past challenges.
 

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What a lucky day!
We're celebrating
one year of tangle challenges!
Today's challenge is going to be fun as it ties
St. Patrick's Day in with our 52nd challenge!
The inspiration came from Margaret Bremner's blog and this piece in particular caught my eye . . .


 Isn't it beautiful?

So this week's challenge is to
tangle Rose in a sphere

(try her printable sphere templates here)
 I thought that the sphere symbolized one trip around the earth
and the Rose tangle resembled a 4 leaf clover.
Lucky all around!
There are so many variations that can be done with the Rose tangle so I look forward to seeing your take on this challenge!
Thank you so much for a fun year,
here's to another 52 weeks!
~ joey ~ 
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