Zenspired Monograms

At the beginning of the year I decided to join in one of these ‘pay it forward’ type of messages that flew round Facebook during January. I don’t know if any of the five that are about to receive the actual versions of the following works follow my blog – if they do, their surprise will be lessened, but hopefully the anticipation heightened! I’ve spent roughly 2-3 hours on each of the Strathmore Tiles 4″X4″(Toned Gray), drawing each with Pigma Micron pens, Signo white gel pens and shading with Stabilo Aquarellable white and black pencils. The style was inspired by the book, Zenspirations by Joanne Fink.

I like working on the mid-tone background as it gives so many more shading options. The slight beige tone to the card gives a warmer feel, and the quality is every bit as good as I would expect from Strathmore. In short, these were as pleasurable to do as I hope they’ll be received. Happy post is on it’s way for five people, who’ll suddenly remember they signed up to pay it forward too!

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