A couple of doodles. The second one is a series of triangles which took me a while to figure out. My lines are super shaky but it's great practice and, depending whether I go clockwise or counter-clockwise, totally unpredictable.
I love Steampunk. It's a combination of science fiction, Victorian over the top feminine flourishes and the masculine Industrial Age of machines. There are as many different interpretations of Steampunk as the are artists.
I thought I'd add some color to this one. I wanted to keep it subtle so I used watercolor pencils which gives me control but still has that transparent wash look. I'm using Staedtler Karat Aquarell Watercolour Pencils which has a pretty nice selection of colors.
I don't think I can call what I'm doing a zentangle. Zentangles are suppose to be spontaneous and shouldn't take more that 15 minutes to draw. With this one, I spent hours messing around with the negative and positive spaces and trying out different designs before drawing it with a pen. I still find it relaxing and I'm definitely in the Zen zone. I'm using a Moleskine 3.5 x 5.5 pocket sketchbook which I love because the paper is indestructible.
Anyone ever hear of Zentangles? It's sort of like structured doodling. It's so portable, I use a 5.5" x 3.5" Moleskin pad and a Prismacolor fine line marker. I can draw anywhere - waiting for an appointment, during lunch at work, in bed or (and this is my favorite) early Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and some mellow music. It's very addictive.