Tuesday, February 13, 2018

GET YOUR ZEN OUT

LINEAR TEXTURE WITH WATERCOLOR
7TH GRADE ART WHEEL - 4TH QUARTER - 2016-2017
watercolor on cold press watercolor paper & fine marking pens

It always amazes me what these young ones will pull out of their hats on this assignment.
These designs are so intricate, 
and the watercolor backdrops so beautiful.
Back in my day these kinds of marks on paper were called doodling.
Now it's referred to as Zentangling and has become quite the rage.
Let's take a peek.

Custo Yang Huang made one of the class favorites.
It's really remarkable how patient and crafty this young man was able to work
in such a short amount of time,
as well as how many design ideas he was able to think up.
We all loved his sweet fox.
Notice the leaves in the fur?

Here's another by Camille Dang that is so complex and gorgeous.
It's really astounding how many itsy bitsy marks she is recording on this.

Bryan Fan has really captured a peaceful easy feeling in his piece,
and the range of value he was able to achieve with his watercolor was extremely difficult to do.

Serah Park is working to the theme of Ocean Child,
and it really feels like we are underwater.

And Eric Ren can up with his own twist on this assignment 
by choosing to leave a bit more negative space for the eye to rest
for a really striking piece.

2 comments:

  1. What caught my eye ...

    The spots on Custo's fox that morphed into puzzle pieces ...

    Camille's hearts (today is Valentines Day, after all) ...

    The expressively blissed out eyes in Bryan's tribute to the gentle power of music ...

    Serah's "Ocean child" because ... beach ...

    And Eric's anticipation of 2022 ... not to mention those fanned forms in the upper right look like scallop shells to me.

    Really, I do love early morning visits to this blog ... thanks y'all

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