Nu de herfstkleuren op hun mooist zijn, is dit een heerlijke uitdaging. Tijdens warme zomerdagen zit ik dikwijls te tekenen onder onze beukenboom. Nu verliest hij stilaan zijn bladeren. Deze lijken heel erg op het patroontje Alabastro en daarom wilde ik dat patroon graag gebruiken. Ook Twiggee,  vond ik hier mooi passen. Pokeleaf en Tipple vervolledigen mijn werk op een Apprentice tile.  Voor de kleuren heb ik naast een witte gelpen, verschillende gekleurde krijtpotloden gebruikt.

In Belgium are the autumncolors very nice during the month of Octobre, so this is a real interesting challenge for me. During hot summerdays, I like to draw under our beech. Now he is loosing his leaves. I’d like to use the pattern Alabastro that looks so similar. Also Twiggee is a pleasant tangle that I have chosen for this composition. With Pokeleaf and Tipple, I’ ve finished the job on an Apprentice tile. To color, I have used a white gellypen and different colored chalkpencils.



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  1. 29
    CCourtois says:

    It’s very beutiful on a black packground. composition with Hollibaugh is great.

  2. 27
    Susan Theron says:

    I like this very much. And those “hollibaugh” branches is stunning.

    • 28
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks Susan, I’ve never thought about using Hollibaugh in this way but I ‘ve found this tangle on the Internet and they called it Twiggee, I like this pattern and it gives nice results.

  3. 25
    Jean Chaney says:

    Those real leaves are so beautiful. I just love your composition with Hollibaugh as twigs or limbs with the pretty leaves added! The coloring is quite realistic too!

    • 26
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Jean, that is a very nice compliment you gave me! I’m glad you like my tile.

  4. 22
    Anja says:

    Liebe Ria, du hast die Herbststimmung mit den Mustern und Farben wunderbar eingefangen! Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag! Liebe Grüße Anja

    • 24
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Vielen Dank liebe Anja, Heute ist eine wunderschöne sonnige Herbsttag und ich liebe solche Tage, wir werden bestimmt eine Spaziergang durch den Wald machen!

  5. 21

    I liked your tile so much, that I had to try the technique. I don’t have any chalk pencils, but I found that using my Prismacolor colored pencils gave much the same effect. I will definitely do it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • 23
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Unfortunately, Prismacolor is not available in Belgium and to purchase them from the States is very expensive but I think they are the best to use for coloring Zentangledrawings. I don’t know the results on black tiles but I can imagine that you will become nice colors. I’m glad I’ve inspired you and thank you for following my blog.

  6. 19

    I really love your tile. Color on black is always so striking.

  7. 17

    Leaves are so interesting. Your work with color is beautiful here! I haven’t seen Twiggee before. It looks fun!

    • 18
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Anita. Twiggee is so easy to draw and yes it looks fun, especially on a black tile. Yesterday I’ve given a workshop and the students liked this pattern very much. Their results will be on my blogpost tomorrow.

  8. 14
    Ilse says:

    Wat ene mooie, sfeervolle tile! Hollibaugh maakt prima takjes 🙂

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Ilse, ik kwam toevallig op deze tangle, kende hem ook niet maar is erg leuk om te tekenen en vooral op een zwarte tile komt hij mooi uit!

  9. 13
    LezliB says:

    I love your Diva piece Ria! I sat here looking at it and realized that your trellis background using Twiggee reminded be a bit of Hollibaugh and I love the Tipple in the corners! Your leaves are beautifully colored and the chalk pencils really pop on the black background. I keep forgetting that I have some pastel chalk pencils as well. You have just inspired me to give them a try on black tiles. Beautiful tile and I love the inspiration leaves photo to the side. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • 15
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you so much for this lovely complilment Lezli, this was not a difficult tile but I also like the result with the chalkpencils, I wish you success and I’m very glad that I’ve inspired you.

  10. 11
    mm says:

    Net of je onder je beukenboom zit en tussen de takjes doorkijkt. Mooie herfstkleuren. Ze zijn zo verschillend. In de laatste les van Line hebben we herfstkleuren gebruikt op een monotype. Ik wou dat ik eerst eens naar je challenge had kunnen kijken..Dan was mijn resultaat beter geweest…? Mooi!

    • 12
      Ria Matheussen says:

      De gekozen tangles zijn echt heel gemakkelijk hoor en met die krijtpotloden kan je mooie kleuren krijgen op zwarte tiles.
      Bedankt voor het compliment Maddy.

  11. 9
    Sandra Sch. says:

    Your tile is really lovely 🙂 I like the little touch of colour on the black tile and I love the little Tippe you added to Twiggee. Great work!

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Sandra, chalkpencils can give nice results on black paper and they are so easy to use. I’m glad you like my tile.

  12. 7
    Suse says:

    I feel like I’m looking up through a lovely tree, beautiful work.

  13. 5
    Annemarie says:

    Prachtig Ria, goed idee om pastelpotloden te gebruiken op zwart.

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel voor je commentaar Annemarie, ja inderdaad, pastelpotloden geven een mooie kleur op zwart, je kan er veel nuances mee verkrijgen.

  14. 3
    JulesB says:

    I love the way you used autumn colors on the black tile, Ria. And thanks for reminding me of the Twiggy pattern. So fun!

    • 4
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Jules, Chalkpencils can give nice colors on black tiles and I agree, Twiggy is a very pleasant pattern, especially in this time of the year!

  15. 1

    Leuk idee om hollibaugh van takjes te maken en prachtige herfstkleuren gebruikt! Mooi!

    • 2
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Carmela, pastelpotloden (of krijtpotloden) kleuren heel mooi op zwarte tiles. Je moet de kleuren wel fixeren als je tile af is want ze gaan er snel af.

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