Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tangled Treasures Coloring Book is in the house !

Tangled Treasures Coloring In book is in the house ... my house that is.

It feels very nice to hold this book in my hands.  A book that has taken many many months of thought, planning and illustrating. Not to mention the work of putting it together by the wonderful team over at CPI (Creative Publishing international and Quarto Publishing Group USA).

Mostly I will draw the cover illustration first and parts of that image will filter down through the pages like magic.    I love my first colouring book.  

For those that want to know a little about it:   Each illustration is printed on one side of the page only.  The paper is a nice heavyweight white paper that will work quite nicely with some water if you use water colour pencils.  Each illustration has a perforation to allow for easy removal from the book.     I have included some basic colour theory and information on colour techniques.  At the back I have provided two illustrations for you to try out your own colour combinations and pages for you to try out the techniques.   Here is a little sneak peek inside the covers:

The illustrations are influenced by my own drawing style and the highly popular Zentangle style (of course I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher as well).   I have included some more open illustrations as well as some that are more complex in size and density.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

You can purchase it through online bookstores and I believe it will be in great bookstores in August.

Jane xx

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kaffe Flavoured Pies & Tarts

I have been stitching some more of my tarts for my long term project that I have named "Kaffe Flavoured Pies & Tarts"

This is my effort from this mornings bout of insomnia.   They are so cute :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

One Tangle Volume V - Gridlines - 26 Tangle Pattern Step Outs

The latest in the series is One Tangle Volume V - Gridlines  with 26 fantastic tangle patterns based on grid lines. All designed by Jane Monk. In this volume you will find tangle patterns from basic to advanced with some great information on how to make your own grid lines along with three tangle step outs that can be used as background fillers.  Buy the PDF today, download today, create and draw today!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tangled Treasures Coloring In Book

Tangled Treasures is a colouring in book by Jane Monk, published by Creative Publishing international.  Inside there are 52 of Jane's unique hand drawn illustrations and basic information on colouring techniques and tools.

This book is available for pre-order through places like Amazon, BookDepository, Fishpond and the like. The book will be available in bookstores from August 2015.

Jane has started a facebook group called Tangled Treasures where everyone can join in and share their coloured pages from the book. Leading up to the release, Jane has shared one illustration from the book with the group. On the 1 July another illustration from the book will be shared with the group. Leading up to the book release, Jane will share mini-colouring pages that have not been published previously and are not in the colouring book. The group is a closed group, but anyone can request membership. The only stipulation is that you do not share the illustrations with anyone outside of the group, nor post on your own pages until after the book release. Jane is also trying to organise some virtual colouring in sessions when the book is released. So come on over and celebrate this wonderful colouring book. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TangledTreasures/