My new drawing/coloring book is now available on Amazon.com. Learn to draw the fun way while making your own coloring pages.
I made this coloring book for people who want to start drawing immediately. Some books goes into long explanations and use really complicated imagery. Girly Faces: A drawing/coloring activity book for all ages is an easy and fun way to learn how to draw girls/women’s faces.
It makes a great gift for creative souls of any age who love drawing and coloring. Easy to use instructions are included and each image is blank on the back side for easy framing.
See what’s inside my new book. This video is a walk-through of all the pages in Girly Faces: A drawing/coloring activity book for all ages. Thanks for checking it out!
Tangle Pattern Sheet – Free Download
“Zentangle and “Tangle” Doodles
The Zentangle Method of drawing is a trademark and was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. It has caught on and now many people love to “entangle” and “tangle” their doodles. (Since the word is trademarked I can’t use it here to describe anything other than the trademark itself.) The intricate designs are gorgeous and take doodling to another level of artistry. Many people find it relaxing and soothing. Other artists are now calling this technique of doodling “tangle patterns” and many websites have sprung up focusing on it.
Here is how I filled in my tangle pattern sheet. (Inspired by Zentangles.)
This is my free “tangle patterns” template for those of you who love doing “tangled” or “entangled” doodles. This page is from my new coloring book. Feel free to download it and fill it with your own designs and patterns so that you can refer back to it over and over. Please do not upload this page to the internet.
Photoshop Artwork from Public Domain Images
I love collecting old vintage illustrations and photographs from days long gone. One of my favorite things to do is to use them in my Photoshop collage artwork. Luckily there are millions of Public Domain images that are free to use in anything, both personally and commercially.
Here is an example of one of my pieces of artwork that uses public domain images. The woman is a starlet from the 1920s. The background is a lot of different layers of public domain textures and images that were manipulated with Photoshop filters to create a beautiful background. The butterfly wings are from Dover Publications. They take public domain images and package them into books and CDs, and resell them to the public. You can use any of the images from their books, you just can’t take the whole book or CD-rom of images and resell that product.
Although the artwork of the woman is in the public domain, this piece of artwork is not. That’s because I took that public domain image and created something new from it. Yay for public domain artwork! We just don’t photograph women the way we used to. Look at the gorgeous lighting on her. Beautiful!
Free public domain images for download
Below are some public domain illustrations for you to use in your own Photoshop collage art. The backgrounds have been cut out so all you have to do is select the background with the magic wand tool, hit “inverse” (which will select the head instead of the background), and paste it into your artwork. Have fun!