Thursday, September 1, 2011

Paint Party Friday: Sketch Book Covers & Zentangles

Friday we are finishing up our second week! 
Second football game!
Second pep rally!
Second project!
Students are now going to complete a drawing combining Zentangle design and cartooning to create a sketch book cover which they will be using in their art classes.   

My Sketch Book Cover (8 1/2" x 11")
The project has a good bit of  flexibility built into it yet  it can be used to teach several concepts such as:  focal point, design and composition and we can even touch on a little bit of color theory and application of color, "painting" with  washable markers. 
This is my demonstration piece I have been working on during the classes to model to my students.  I will use this for my Sketch Book. ( I am not sure I am finished but if not, it is nearly finished. )

*And yes, that is another cartoon of myself again. My students think it looks like me.  Hum-m!

I also posted a small Zentangle completed last week or the beginning of this week that had color added using washable Crayola markers.   (I have lost track of my days.)

I am still having fun!  Have a Happy Paint Party Friday. 
Adding color to Zentangle (4 1/2" by 6")



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30 comments:

  1. I saw your cartoon in person and love it! You need to do me next.(Make me skinny too!)

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  2. Such a great combination of cartooning and zentangles (and I love your zebra shirt)!

    I'm so happy to hear you're still having fun - it definitely shows :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  3. I love this page, I look forward to your posts and what you have been up to.

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  4. Wow!! What a fabulous combination of styles and colours! Love it!

    How inspiring for your students.

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  5. This is fantastic - I love it!

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  6. Wow! That is just brilliant! Love the cover book and color gives life to the zentangle. Awesome!

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  7. Wonderful combination of styles and it really made me smile, such fun. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  8. LOVE!!! your sketchbook cover. What a great project for your students. You must be their favorite teacher.

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  9. Carla, your sketchbook cover and your zentangle fish are both ZENTASTIC!!!!Deb

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  10. Very dynamic and fun illustrations. My favorite is that fish with the color added. Superb! Happy PPF!

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  11. Awesome art work ~ Love it! ~Thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  12. The cover really POPS and I love the little fishie ...he's so fun!!

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  13. Oooh, a Zentangle. I love the word and it looks so fun! Must try one myself. Happy PPF!

    --Sadee
    www.aPicturebookLife.blogspot.com

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  14. wow. this is fantastic-i wish i'd had an art teacher like you when i was at school-i might have actually been motivated to attend class! the sketchbook cover is just outstanding-i could imagine it as a huge grafitti on a wall somewhere funky! and the fish is gorgeous. i need to look into these zentangle thingys!

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  15. What fun...love the cartoon blended in with the zentangle...colorful and fab for sure! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

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  16. these are fabulous! I love that the fish is colored with crayolas instead of a break-the-bank fancy marker. good to remember you can get great results with things that are readily available.

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  17. you're master of the zentangle, nice journal page, so many details, and the other one's neat too.

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  18. It looks like you are really having fun. Love the cartooning and zentangles. Really good job. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. What a great project for your students! A little zen, a little whimsy, what's not to love? Love your sample by the way - it's SO fun! I always love your tangles.

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  20. Can I be a student for this assignment...send me the homework sheet please!!!!!!!!!! I would so love to have a fun sketchbook...I keep trying but they aren't what I see in blogland.
    your students must love your class.
    cheers, dana

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  21. Thanks for visiting Darla - I have the Totally Tangled book too and there's great inspiration there. One of the most helpful resources for how-to's and a wealth of patterns is www.tanglepatterns.com There's page after page of them. Also, if you check out www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com she offers a weekly challenge. But if you click on her weekly challenges tab she's got the whole year of challenges by weekly slide shows. There's some amazing talent and ideas and new tangles there. I love looking through those for concentrated inspiration. Hope your students find these sites helpful too.

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  22. Oh my gosh...that is so great looking. I love the body language & outfit!

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  23. This is so cool! Love the combination of Zentangles and a cartoon self-portrait! I've been wanting my students to create Zentangles, too. The idea for a sketch book cover is great!

    Thank you, too, for joining my art blog hop and posting a button on your site!
    Glad I found your blog through the hop...
    I am your newest follower! :)

    Wishing you all the best,
    Mary

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  24. These are so great! I like playing w/ zentangles and often use coloured in but I don't really paint or colour them. These are inspiring indeed!

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  25. Wonderful idea- was just getting supplies together to do a mixed media sketchbook cover- this post gets some creative juices going. i found you through Paint Party Friday
    Johnina

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