Saturday, June 1, 2013

New ACEOs!

The eBay artists' group I belong to has a Theme Week contest on the 1st week of each month.  The theme for the month of June is "Fish" ... well, I really like fish and I managed to come up with 5 "Fish" ACEOs!  Each is strongly influenced by Zentangle patterns ...

Each piece was created using Derwent Inktense pencils, Prismacolor Verithin colored pencils, watercolor pencils and technical art pens on Stonehenge Art Paper.  I like the bright colors of the watercolor and Inktense pencils and the shadowing I am able to achieve with the Verithin (dry) colored pencils.  The detail is provided with the technical pens.

"Jellyfish" on eBay and at Etsy

"Clown Fish and Star Fish" on eBay and at Etsy

"Salmon" on eBay and at Etsy

"Angel Fish" on eBay and at Etsy

"Seahorse" (Yes, a seahorse is a fish!) on eBay and at Etsy

I really enjoyed creating these five ACEOs and hope that you like and enjoy my efforts.   If you would like to see all of the entries in the ACEO TW JUNE challenge here is a link that will take you there:
It is really interesting to see all the different variations on the theme!

Take care and have a great weekend everyone!
Karen Anne aka Ireland Brady


  1. Goodness, Karen Anne--they are all wonderful! Such intensely colorful and full of detail! The clown fish looks like he has a little smile!

    1. To me he looks "wizened" .... with a wrinkled face like a senior senior! He probably is smiling ... about what he has learned and what the young clown fish have yet to learn! LOL!

  2. I like the salmon the most! It's got your signature zentangles.

    I just started using my technical pens today. Not too successful. I went for an abstract treatment. Perhaps it'll look right if I add some washes in watercolor? I'll let you know how it pans out.

    I'm back to work -- I think my life is calming down ... I hope...

  3. Karen Anne ;o) I am here ;o) Sorry, I didn't get back to your e-mail yet! I appreciate you e-mailing me ;o) You rocked your fish young lady!!! They are stunning! I agree with Debbie, the clown fish looks like he is smiling ;o) Your comment made me laugh! LOL! Big Hugs and be well ;o)

  4. Wow they are all super! I keep on looking at them over and over again and I have to agree about the clown fish smiling. Wonderful work. :)


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