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ThoenArt

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on: November 22, 2016, 03:06:20 AM
I would love some feedback on my "tree of life", I really like how it turned out but feel it needs... something.  I was considering an ink wash but a)have never done one and b) don't want to ruin it!
Thoughts? Tips? Hints?
Thank you!
Tanya

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Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 04:06:40 AM
This is such delicate and intricate work that you would not like to spoil it by adding color wash if you do not know how to do it. My suggestion is that you make a few prints off this design, and the play around on the prints with very thin washes of color. If you like one of them then you can carefully add the thin washes. If not, then you have saved the actual original.
Excellent work, by the way  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 04:41:19 AM
 :heeha: I would leave this as it is, Tanya. It is charming and unique.  :smitten:
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Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 06:18:31 AM
DUH, Dennis, no wonder you are the teacher.  What a smart idea!!

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Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 06:21:43 AM
Tanya,

This is so beautiful.  I think Dennis has a very good idea.

Please post what you finally do with it.

I am so happy you found us.  Look forward to more of your work.

aloha

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Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 01:40:41 PM
Love this semi-abstract tree, I like your style.    That is intricate work as Dennis said. Can you put on your other drawing that is your avatar so we can see it better. It looks like it is very nice, but it is to small to see the details.
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Ps on a copy as suggested by Dennis, I sure would like to see the colours in your flower tree, i can only imagine how it would flourish.
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Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 08:12:09 PM
Tanya this is beautifull, :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
i think Dennis has a good idea
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Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 12:02:48 AM
 :clap: lovely work Tanya
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Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 06:48:55 AM
As requested, this is my avatar - bigger!  :)
I have so much work to share but all my files are too big to upload, does anyone have any suggestions on how to shrink them?
Cheers,
Tanya

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Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 06:58:05 AM
 :clap: I love your avatar, Tanya. Some of the designs you have done remind me of Zentangle. Have you heard of it. I did quite a bit of Zentangle before I found Paintbasket. 

There are apps to reduce photo size. I have an app called Photo Shrinker on my iPhone.  It works great.
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Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 02:54:43 PM
Free download for your PC that works great is Faststone Photo Resizer.

http://download.cnet.com/FastStone-Photo-Resizer/3000-2192_4-10319476.html


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Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 04:47:41 PM
Tanya,

BEAUTIFUL work.  WOW - so detailed.

I resize by using the Windows PAINT program.  Quick way to resize if you have a PC.

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Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 05:30:38 PM
I started with Zentangle, I have always loved to doodle in a similar (squares, cubes, circles) way so I was naturally drawn to it.  Most of my work in the first year I started is some form of Zentangle. It is truly meditative and a great distraction from the real world.  When I started I was encouraged to create an adult colouring book - but I said, "Nah, that will never catch on"...  :o

Thanks for the tips on shrinking my pictures, I will begin this weekend!  O0

Cheers,
Tanya
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Reply #13 on: November 23, 2016, 05:48:10 PM
I started with Zentangle, I have always loved to doodle in a similar (squares, cubes, circles) way so I was naturally drawn to it.  Most of my work in the first year I started is some form of Zentangle. It is truly meditative and a great distraction from the real world.  When I started I was encouraged to create an adult colouring book - but I said, "Nah, that will never catch on"...  :o

Thanks for the tips on shrinking my pictures, I will begin this weekend!  O0

Cheers,
Tanya

That's awesome, Tanya. I am drawn to it too. It was a lovely intro into art. I agree, it is so relaxing and meditative with no goal or expectations. Now I find that same peaceful place within when I do the PB classes. 

I love the style you have developed. It shows the freedom and expression of meditative art yet you have given it your own personal flair. I look forward to seeing your continuing artwork.  :1hug:
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Reply #14 on: November 23, 2016, 07:41:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Tanya, your work is absolutely beautiful, so delicate and intricate. I just love it. Looking forward to seeing some more.


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