First experiment with "Zentangle". Did it make me relax? No. It did teach me a lot about myself though. I realized what an incredibly technical illustrator I am (thought I was more intuitive) so it was quite difficult. I plan to use similar techniques as part of a future illustration.
about 1 year ago
Wow. This.is.awesome. Nice work!
Would love to see a detailed version Melissa!
Beautiful work! Is it possible to get a more detailed photograph uploaded? I want zee details!
@Nikita @Virginia Thank you! Yes will try to get scan up when toddler goes down for nap :)
by Melissa Brunet
Here is the detail (flat shot). The attached image is the full design with a different rotation. This made me realize it's time to invest in a better scanner… lol!
about 1 year ago
Wow, thanks @Anton! Think I need to practice more though :)
wowsers! thats crazy detail!
@David, yes! Almost went blind :D Fun stuff though. Thanks for commenting :)
awesome! @Melissa Brunet
Thank you @Tobia :)
This is such a fantastic shot (although I can see how it wouldn't exactly be relaxing..) The level of detail is just insane, I love it! Thanks for posting a close up too, about to have a look now.
@Claire Yes! It was insane! But fun! Thanks for commenting, always love what you have to say :)
WOW Insane indeed! Is crazy good and intricate! Love everything about it.
Thanks @fabio! :)
Amazing as usual!!!
Thank you @Helen! What a kind thing to say :)
This is so awesome Melissa! Love the details!
Such an incredibly rich teture and yet the contrast is so good that you can focus on the details too. I also like a lot the mood it has.
Thank you @Luna, very kind of you! What a lovely comment @Sebastian! I think the mood is what I like the most about this type of illustration - there are so many cultures to draw inspiration from and I have much to learn :)
This pattern work looks stunning, Melissa.
Excellent work @Melissa Brunet
Congrats, very beautiful!
Thank you @Milosz & @Marcelo. I appreciate it :)
I like it so much!
Is there any symbolism or it's totally random?
Thanks @Antonio! The sectioning is random, and that's probably the one thing I don't like… For the rest, I took inspiration from traditional japanese pattern expressions for water. Then I did my own interpretation of water rippling (in the center) and simple aquatic life (right corner). I tried to symbolize sand and pebbles too. And finally the flowers are "pulled" from a tea cup pattern on one of my dishes (photo here: http://www.melissabrunet.com/blog/first-zentangle/).
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