© 2015 By Shiloh Moore
After I did my 'practice' Zentangle Doodle of 'Zentangle Dove' (Zentangle Part 1: Dove on ByShi Blog June 2 2015), I was game to give myself a challenge to do a portrait with my gorgeous friend's amazing dachshund as my muse. I tried to do a portrait of them both, but my attempt at a portrait of my friend was far from complimentary (yes, not all my work turns out!!!), so I cut her out and just made it star her dachshund. And I'm happy with the result!
My gorgeous friend's dachshund
Stage one of the drawing
I am not the best at proportions so I cheated by photocopying the photo, then used a light box to trace the outline as above.
Then, while lying down in the position illustrated in my blogpost 'Living With ME and FM Series - Lying Down' (ByShi Blogpost Jan 18 2012), I doodled the zentangle details, then cut it out with patterned papers as a frame.
The framed Zentangle picture and a photo of my gorgeous friend's dachshund side by side:
I've been absolutely exhausted and have had elevated pain levels since, so I think I overdid it and must pace myself before I start my next project (though I have so many ideas!!!) But I feel wonderful emotionally to have created once again. Art is definitely an 'important prescription' for my soul! (Thanks to my doc for the prescription - see 'Zentangle Part 1: Dove')