Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Happy Tuesday! Today's art challenge prompt is a bird. And because it's also Tangle Tuesday, I wanted to use a zentangle pattern in my drawing. So I decided to draw a peacock using the zentangle pattern "pea-fea". 

I had drawn something similar previously using pastels.

This was my inspiration. And keeping my promise to myself that I would try to use art supplies I have, I used my Sakura Koi Watercolor Sketch Box set. The colors are vibrant but the paint is a bit more opaque than my other watercolors so I painted first before I inked it. And yes, I should have kept the pea-fea pattern in mind when I painted the peacock, but I didn't. So the colors don't really match the ink work. Lesson learned.

If you would like to try the pea-fea pattern, visit here


  1. So pretty. I love both versions.

    1. Thank you, Ann Marie! I've been doing watercolors so much, I forget that I have other media. Lol.

  2. I like both birds, but there is something soft and fuzzy about the pastel one that I just love. When we were first married, Mufu and I lived across the alley from an historical building or some such. They had peacocks, beautiful birds really, until horn..er..mating season. My god, the noise those males made! The first time I heard that sound, I thought it was a woman being mutilated and screaming in her anguish! Lurid, I know, but that is how I felt at the time. Later on, it just became extremely annoying. Horny males, sheesh! Oh dear, I thought I was in control of these tangents. Beautiful work, Ms Kari.