2/17/14

In the Style of Cubism - Swap

I joined an ATC swap on the Zentangle Inspired Art Site - which challenged participants to use tangles in the style of cubist art. Since I love cubist art I had to go for this one.

There is a wonderful video on Youtube that demonstrates an easy approach to cubism. I love it! Easy for all of us, right?

Take a Look at "Grade School Cubist Lesson"



I tried various shapes; leaves, a bird, and pears. Then I followed the steps in the video pretty much except for inserted tangles into the art work.

For color I experimented with Prismacolor, Tombow, and Copic markers. I shaded some of the pieces done with Prismacolor and Copics with pencil. Tombow markers were used on the pears and the second bird attempt. An aquabrush was used to blend the  Tombows and achieve some shading. If you haven't tried Tombows I can highly recommend it!

Here are samples of how I played. Off to get my swaps in the mail!

Prismacolor Art Markers, Micron Pigma, Pencil

Micron Pigma, Tombow Markers

Prismacolor Markers, Micron Pigma, Pencil

Prismacolor Markers, Micron Pigma, Pencil

Micron Pigma, Tombow Markers

Micron Pigma, Tombow Markers

The fish is more ITSO Picasso

7 comments:

  1. These are just very inspirational.I must admit I am not a fan of Cubism and would not have attempted to take on the challenge but these are just wonderful interpretations! I especially like the birds and the pears.

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  2. I love ALL your creations! WOW! Your art is absolutely amazing...I feel so fortunate to have one of your original pieces in my collection! :) I so enjoyed watching the video... A perfect (and simple) example. I am now following your blog and so look forward to seeing more of your art!

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  3. How cool, I have to give this a try!

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  4. Fabulous! What is the link to the challenge? I want to play too! NancyD

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  5. Hi Nancy, this is the link to the Zentangle Inspired Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Zentangle_Inspired_Art/info There are monthly swaps. Request membership and browse the group and swaps. Thanks!

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  6. This is great, I love it!! I'm gonna have a wonderful weekend..... ;-) Thank you (and Geneviève!) for sharing.

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  7. Wao, its amazing.....Just love it.
    How you have made it? Graphics are quiet clear and smoothly drawn. thumbs up for you.
    WHich prismacolor brushes you have used over here?

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