Thursday, 16 February 2017

Valentine's Day Tangle

My Tangled Valentine


It took me a few days to get this one done. Quite a few layers of stuff going on here.  The fun part is that I used very few tools to put this piece together.


Of course I used my microns, but more excitedly, I used one Tombow red watercolour marker and the clear brush that comes in the set to add all of the red and pink in this piece.  I used my trusty HB Staetdler pencil to shade beyond the reds/pinks, and that’s really all I used.  Usually, my little “art table” (which is really more of a tv dinner tray on wobbly legs) is filled to the edges with all sorts of pens, markers, pencils, pencil crayons, etc. etc. ad nauseum.  Not this time though – Paper, microns, pencil, 1 marker, 1 marker blender and one blending stick.  I’m pretty proud of that, and very impressed with the lack of clean up required after.


Here is the finished piece:



Here is the line art



The tools I used



  1. So very pretty, Kiki! I like that you posted the before color as well. You could have added color in so many ways and it would look totally different. I love where you blended from red to pink.

  2. Your valentangle is lovely! Very clean/brisk line art... so pretty. Your use of color to accent the shapes is beautiful.

  3. Beautifully done! Thank you for showing your line art, it is so flowing. The color that you added with the Tombow is amazing. I may have to look to trying using this technique soon. Great piece and very inspirational technique.

    1. Thank Lezli - I'll post a video this week of how I used the Tombow to get the different colours :)