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Get your Thanksgiving table ready with these customized leaf and rock placecards! 🦃🍁@janettakahashi and @balzerdesigns show you how to use the PenTouch Paint Marker and Calligrapher to add a special twist your guests will love. Check out the link in our bio for the full video. #pentouch #calligraphy #thanksgivingdecor


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Zentangle Inc is awarding a scholarship for an educator to attend a Certified Zentangle Teacher Seminar in Providence, RI during the spring or summer of 2019! For full details about the scholarship program see link in our bio. @zentangleinc #Zentangle#pigmamicron #patternart #CZT


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Even though I gravitate towards using a lot of color these days, this recent drawing reminds me how good it feels to hone into one idea, with one black pen. Thanks for following along this week. - @melkadel #pigmamicron #penonpaper


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This is that meditative state I was talking about! It’s the final stage on a larger piece, with a tiny Micron 005, and there are hours of work ahead. The methodical line work can get you in a groove and allow your mind to wonder off course a bit, while it all comes together. - @melkadel #pigmamicron #meditative #oddlysatisfying


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Most of my work involves a lot of color, but I gravitate to pens more than brushes. So when it comes to adding color, I use colored #pigmamicron pens for deeper tones and added touches. They don’t fade when I erase pencil lines or bleed when I go back in with water. For example, I soak my paper with water after I’m done so it can dry and flatten out under weights. After so many hours of work, I always know that the pen work and color stays perfect. - @melkadel


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The Micron 005 #pigmamicron is my go-to pen. It achieves such a delicate line weight. I tend to push my pen down hard, and have a heavy hand when I draw, but the pen tips always survive. Pen adivce: when you think you’ve used it all up, hang onto it! I wrap a piece of tape around the bottom of mine to remind me it’s almost done. Those older pens become gold. There is a beuatiful line quality that comes from a pen you might think of tossing. I have a collection of them saved for drawings like this, when I’m working on hair or fur and want to create a faded wispy line. Scroll to see the final piece! - @melkadel


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This piece merges together the patterns and female characters I draw. I wanted to it to be high contrast, without any grey tones, so it would lend itself to making a silkscreen print later on. I’m using a Micron 01 #pigmamicron, to get fine lines and dense blacks at the same time. - @melkadel


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This is the part of my process I look forward to the most. After locking in the sketch using #sumogrip pencil and adding color, I go into the final phase using a Micron 005 #pigmamicron. It becomes a very relaxed and meditative place to be. The hard work is done, and everything starts to come to life. - @melkadel


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Hey there, this is @melkadel. I’m so happy to be sharing my work with you this week! For the last 2 decades, the most important tool I’ve used has been the Micron pen. When asked about my process, Microns are the first thing I talk about. It’s an honor to share with you the pens I’ve been so loyal to, that have helped me express so much and make so many countless drawings. #pigmamicron


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Thank you everyone for following my posts for the week! Head on over to my page @minnie_phan for a chance to win one of these custom sketchbooks and a collection of Sakura products. All you need to do is like and comment a friend on my latest post featuring this image. I'll announce TWO winners on my story November 16th. Have a great weekend! #pigmamicron #sakurakoi


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It's me, @minnie_phan! Okay, we're switching it up today. I wanted to show something playful and sweet– there are no rules for using watercolors. Grab your Koi Water Color set and just experiment. Don't feel pressured to make work that is interesting or cool to other people's standards. It's tempting to count how many 'likes' we get, or how the internet reacts to our work. But at the end of the day, what matters is what brings you joy. So open your sketchbook and just have fun!
#arthur #SakuraKoi #watercolor #illustration #childrensbooks


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Let's not forget about backgrounds! Who here is guilty of just drawing a figure and leaving the negative space empty? (🙋🏻) Try filling backgrounds with a pattern or one color. You'll be surprised to see how much it makes your figure POP! - @minnie_phan
#watercolor #SakuraKoi #Pigma


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