Checking out the social streams of my amazing classmates in Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection 6-week e-course, I found some impressive drawings by @artbreaking on Instagram.
A little later that same day, lingering at Michael’s a nudge too long, Kass Hall’s book Zentangle Untangled leaped out at me from the rack. It was similar to @artbreaking’s work in spirit. Three oscillations later I decide. I buy it. I read it all in one sitting that night. The next day I try it out. My first zentangle:
Cabin Floor is the name of this receding pattern. Next, I tried combining a zentangle with a stamp using the pattern Five-Oh created by none other than Kass Hall:
Then, the App Whisperer, Joanne Carter published an interview of Davide Capponi, I discovered through his work a vector drawing app called DecoSketch. (He uses the app to great effect. His blog, Rubicorno, is fantastic.) So I tried it out:
DecoSketch comes with a number of “brushes” that draw pre-set patterns similar to the idea of pre-set patterns in Zentangles. In the above image, I followed the feeling of play. DecoSketch draws on a clean canvas or on an imported photo or image. Naturally, my next step was to try the app on an image.
I edited this image first in Snapseed, then in PhotoCopier before working on it in DecoSketch. I experimented with many patterns to find a pattern, placement, size, and directionality that I hope actually adds meaning to the photograph. Here’s the image before I added the patterns.
This tangled free-form journey pattern that started with Brené Brown’s Gifts of Imperfection’s e-course and ends, temporarily, at DecoSketch is simply amazing to me. Following the wish to learn, grow, and “play” set the lines of the pattern that I moved along.
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Hi Jennifer, I just discovered your mention, thank you!
Nice use of Deco Sketch
Hi Davide, thank you! I enjoy following your work on Instagram. Your interview with the App Whisperer was a great way to find out more. Thanks for sharing your expertise! Jennifer
Oh, and on the practical side, you’ve inspired me to update my apps more often! You’re right, it’s good to have and use the latest and greatest.
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