Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tangle Swap with Debbie E. New

Wow... all I can say is Wow!!! Debbie E. New does such gorgeous line work and I just love what she did with this tile.

I sent her this tile

and this is what she did with it!

Gorgeous gorgeous work!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I was inspired by another artist's work and decided to do something similar. She had created a bouquet of flowers using tangles... so... here's my version!

I started off doing the art... (Copic Black Multiliners in various sizes)

Then I added some InkTense and Sakura Glaze pens...

And this is the completed piece. I felt it really needed some grounding but adding black to the piece itself didn't feel right. So I mounted it using rice glue on a black piece of pastel paper. (Copic Grey Multiliner, Koi Watercolours, InkTense Watercolour Pencils, Sakura Glaze Pen - clear, Faber-Castell and Derwent Artist Pencils)

Now it's hanging on my wall...

Some people haven't used Glaze Pens so here's a close up of some of the work I did with them. You can see that don't allow the stain from the watercolours to penetrate the paper. So you see the 'blank pattern' wherever you place the glaze pen!

white leaves are glaze pen

tipple (circles) around edges of petals are glaze pen


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Such fun

I had a lot of fun creating this piece. I learned the technique at CanTangle 2015 - hence why I can't wait for CanTangle 2017.

Friday, September 16, 2016

To shade or not to shade?

I love shading. I love adding deeper dimensions to my work. But some people aren't fond of shading...

So I took two photos. One when I was done my piece and I could see an opportunity for more shading. And then another picture once I added additional shading.

Here they are:

Which do you prefer?

Aleesha Sattva CZT

Monday, September 12, 2016

Different Blending Tools for Coloured Pencils.

So I was playing with some different blending tools today. These gems were created using different tools. Two are Derwent Blending Pens. One is a PrismaColor Blending Pencil and one is only using a white Derwent Artist Pencil to burnish.

The centre piece is using the Derwent Blending Pens and the black outter is TomBow marker with TomBow blender.

From left to right: DBP, WDAP, DBP, PBP

in light,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Derwent Blending Pens with Coloured Pencils

Today I decided to try out the Derwent Blending Pens with my Derwent Artist Pencils.

All I can say is WOW... seriously ... wow. One swipe with the pen and it's perfectly blended. ONE SWIPE!

I'm off to do some drawing and I'll attach what I do to this post once I'm done.

Seriously... go get yourself a set of these... they were 130 Baht (about $5 CAD) here in Thailand... not sure what they'll be in your part of the world.

More images to come...

Aleesha Sattva CZT

Tangle Time with my boys

Whenever we Skype with our boys I always tangle.

This is what I drew today while we chatted for an hour or so.

with love,
Aleesha Sattva CZT
(aka Mama Aleesha)