Thursday, May 8, 2014

Week 18 of 365 Days of Art Challenge

It's been a very busy week, so I'm a bit late with this post. I've been getting everything in for the ZenDoodle: Oodles of Doodles challenge. (See info from previous posts here.)  The editors at F&W Media are doing something a bit different with this book, than they did for the Zen Doodles: Tons of Tangle book. They are doing a few "spotlight artist" pages. I was chosen to be one of the artists they are going to spotlight!! Wow! I can hardly believe it!! At any rate, it required me sending in several more doodles or Zentangles or Zentangle-Inspired-Art (ZIA), plus writing up a couple of pages worth of information for them to work from. This took me a few days to write and pull enough ZIA's together (or draw new ones) that I thought would be worthy of publishing.

One of the ZIA's that I sent them was this alphabet that I created. I thought this would be something different than the usual abstract or animal ZIA that I usually do. I have been trying to learn some calligraphy, as well as, working through one of Joanne Sharpe's lettering courses. This doodled alphabet is right in line with that and will be something unique for the Oodles of Doodles book, if they choose this one for my "spotlight artist" page. 

Tangled Alphabet.  5 ½” x 8 ½”
2-ply vellum Bristol paper
0.005, 0.01 and 0.03 black Sakura micron pens and a graphite pencil.
Includes various tangle patterns.
I had so much fun creating this alphabet. Anything was possible!! No rules meant capitals or lower case letters, funky or realistic shapes, and any doodle I could think of,  find, or imagine. I would like to do another one and color it. Bright, bold colors would really make this sparkle!

Have a good week! Happy sketching!!


  1. Love your funky alphabet. I love seeing lettering stuff. And congrats on being selected as a spotlight artist in the new book. Woo hoo!!!!!

  2. I love love love your letters! Beautifully done!