Everywhere I look lately I am seeing mermaids and Zentangles, so for my 18th "29 Faces for September" I decided to combine the two.
I drew a very simple face and gave her pointy ears and "floaty hair". These strips of hair gave me the areas to "tangle" in...
I took a fine nibbed pen and doodled like a maniac.
I have to say I was in awe of the people who practice this skill before I started...I am TOTALLY impressed now!!!
I chose a simple colour palette, 2 greens and 2 blues for her hair...
and combined them to colour the background.
After 2 weeks of quick sketching, this was an amazingly intense experience(though staring at black on white for 2 hours made me feel a little ill)
Enjoy :D XXX