Scribbled Lives - January 2020

Created: January 2, 2020
Modified: February 1, 2020

This is the first month of challenges for the Scribbled Lives Facebook group.



ID: "wk 1 - Kindness - Is A Language"
Size: 10"w x 7"h

I used my new Dreaming Dogs "Lollipop" ruling pen and green Bister ink for Kindness. Then a Nikko G pointed nib and Ecoline "Deep Orange" ink for the monline lettering. I then outlined each letter with a Copic black multi liner. 

I scanned the plain one and to decide whether I wanted to add the orange in the negative spaces. I prefer that pop of color. But it seems several people in the group prefer the plain one. Sigh!! Too late, my original is colored already.

ID:  Wk 1 - Kindness - Dala Lama
Size: 10"w x 8.5"h

The quote done in funky Neuland style with a 3.8 Parallel pen and black Sumi ink on BK Velin paper. Gold gel pen dots in each word separator.

Kindness and Dala Lama done with a 6.0 Parallel pen and water then various colors of Twinkles H2 dropped in. When dry added a graphite shadow to the letters.

Quote: This is my religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple, the philosophy is kindness. Dala Lama


ID: Wk 2 - Rivalry1- K Gibran
Size:  8.25"w x 8"h


Dreaming Dogs "Aldus" ruling pen and FW acrylic ink "Sepia" in a Blackletter style. The monoline text with a Nikko G nib and FW acrylic ink "Deep Orange". The author's name in white ink.


I scanned the plain one and added the red band in Photo Shop Elements. Liked the results and inked in the Deep Orange on the plain one with a small flat brush. 

I like the contrast and what feels like tension between the red and the large lettering.



ID: wk 2 - Rivalry 1 & 2 - I'm a Peaceful
Size: 9"w x 5"h

I used Ken Oliver "Catherine Pooler" color Burst Carnival set, dropping some powder (Samba, Suede Shoes & Mardis Gras) onto my palette and misting with water, then pressing a 3/4" sq piece of eraser and stamping the letter squares onto Strathmore "Bristol" smooth cardstock. For the top one I used a Zig bullet tip black marker and for the bottom one I used a Sakura gold gel pen.

Doodling done with the Samba and a pointed pen and FW acrylic white ink. The rest of the quote done with the inks on my palette.

For the one below I used the Samba with my pointed nib pen.

The words are just something that came to me...




ID: wk 3 - Numbers - Plato
Size: 9"w x 9"h

Numbers substituted for letters and still our minds can read it... Each layer is the same quote.

Fine point of a Zig Writer for the inner monline text on unknown stationary paper.

Binary code in FW acrylic ink "Cool Grey".

Outside layer used a Zig broad edge 2.0 marker in a bold text style.

Colored in the background areas with Prisma colored pencils.

Shadowed the colored layer and outside layer so it appears on top of the binary layer.



ID: Wk 4 - Buzz Words - Sheesh
Size: 8.5"w x 8.5"h

I love Tamer G Ghoneim's Blackletter calligraphy and design style... so I thought I'd try to mimic it a bit. I really like the way it turned out.

I drew a bunch of circles. Wrote the word "Sheesh" with a 6,0 Parallel pen and FW acrylic ink "Scarlet". The lines with white acrylic ink.

Used a 3.8 Parallel pen and Sumi ink for the largest circle - writing words from the prompt list (facetime, mouthfeel, fat free, fat cats). Doodled around the letters.

Inner circle with a 2.4 Parallel Pen and Sumi ink. Words "Buzz Words".

Painted the 2 inner circles with Gasai Tambi Light Gold paint.





ID: Wk 5 - Heritage
Size: 8"w x 4"h

Using a flat edge brush and Caligraphica crystals from Russia "Golden Autumn" on Indigo 140# CP hand made watercolor paper in Neuland style lettering shadowed with a Zig Writer.

Using a pointed pen nib (Zebra G) and "Dark Lilac " in a modern pointed pen style. Separators "Chestnut Metallic"


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