Something Else (Pointillism & Zentangle)


That's just glorious, Marilyn. Marvelous technique, and what wonderful color. You say you've used Faber Castell PITT pens, obviously in color...I've not tried these, are the waterproof?

Very effective portrait. Her hair is very intricate- the colours and design remind me of Gustav Klimt. Lovely.

Beautiful work Marilyn.

Thank you so much Lewis. Yes, when dry Faber Castell PITT brush pens are waterproof and can be used with watercolour.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Christine and Carole.

Fabulous - a very different kind of portrait. That hair is truly astonishing and I love the way you've treated her skin

Thank you so much Heather for your lovely comments.

I use zentangle just when I'm doodling like on the phone etc but after seeing this brilliant piece I can see I shall have to take it far more seriously. Stunning work.

Thank you so much Val. Apparently doodling is what you do when you’re concentrating on something else - The Zen factor in Zentangle is because it is done concentrating solely on the patterns themselves.

Beautifully done Marilyn, hats off to you. Adam

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Got fed up with washing brushes and palettes so got out my Faber Castell PITT pens and used these two techniques on this one.

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Marilyn De la Cruz

I went to Birmingham Art School straight after leaving school but had not considered my job prospects carefully enough at that age so left and did not consider taking up art again until much later in life. Now that I am retired I have much more time on my hands to paint and hope my artwork brings…

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