You like tangling because
you don't need to draw realistically. And it is pretty easy to create
an abstract design on a three-inch zentangle paper. But how do you
get them on a gourd beyond putting them around the border?
The gourd is a three-dimensional surface so composition rules are
helpful. We will look at different ways the focal point works on a
round surface and learn how to move the viewer's eye around the gourd
with lines and patterns.
I will teach you my method for creating a great composition every time
and give you tips on why certain things work or don't! If you took the
shading class, then you can use the same patterns with this project.
an Abstract Design on a Gourd
You will learn to draw
the four patterns and then draw them on the gourd. The
outlines will be wood burned with a spear or skew tip.
I will demonstrate
how I use metallic markers to add shimmer.
Materials you will Bring:
Wood burning tool and supplies
Sketchbook and pencils
Shards to practice on
Patterns you want
Teacher Will Bring:
A cleaned gourd