I am excited to share my book. Unable to find patterns that I could easily draw and teach to beginners working with pens and wood burning tools on gourds, I decided to create my own! This book is for the gourd artist, the tangler and the doodler. I take you you step-by-step through the process of drawing twenty-five original patterns created with a simple square or triangle grid. They are unique because they can be easily wood burned on gourds or wood. I also share my shading technique to give your patterns more depth on paper. Using my easy drawing method you can improve your drawing skills while creating interesting patterns that will enhance your doodling and tangling projects. These patterns can be translated to work with any media.

Once you learn the patterns, you may use them as borders or fill any shape with them and watch the wonderful effect they have on your art work.

All the patterns are drawn in a grid of squares or triangles. Then you add a few lines and when the pattern is repeated you get a design that looks complicated.
Each pattern is given a page which includes directions,examples and tips on using the pattern on different surfaces.
I also have a chapter on how to use my patterns in an abstract composition such as those found in zentangling. I include my method of shadowing and shading to givemy patterns more depth. Included are many great composition tips for beginners.
Another chapter introduces the world of gourd art and talks about buying gourds,cleaning them and the tools all beginners should consider.

You can purchase the book through Amazon where you can read all the good reviews, but I would appreciate it if you would order from me so I can make a better profit. For that favor, I will personally autograph your copy.

The total cost will be $18. You can email me for my address and more information about the book.

For those who are wood carvers, there are suggestions on which tools that will help you succeed in using my patterns on wood

I have 2 new coloring books coming out this fall. You can email me for my address and more information about the new books.

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