It has been a life long dream of mine to be an artist and to do what I love as my career. With the incredible support of my amazing husband I began doing my art full time just under 2 years ago.
Although I am not a tangler by heart my love for art and the constant work I began doing with art again led me to tangling, when I was looking into the craze of Coloring Books for grown ups. Traditionally trained as a painter and 2 dimensional artist I fell in love with tangling for a short while and did my first Coloring Book for Adults in the Zentangle style, (Color a Creation, For the Artist Within) After that my love for making coloring books took off and I joined the craze, creating books every other month or so.
A few months later I found ZenGems and a new obsession was born!! I couldn’t stop, I made gems and settings and doodled like a mad woman and then began creating Coloring books just for gems! I became pretty good at them an started getting asked if I made tutorials and such. Since I love to teach and help and see others grow I thought it was a lovely niche to be in! So now that is mostly what I do, I still create my Coloring books, just finished the 3rd one in my Gemstone series, but everything is gem focused now!
Tutorials on youtube, written ones on etsy. Color alongs and follow along sheets. This is my whole little world of gemminess and I love it!
For you lovely people I have even created some step outs for how to draw your own faceted gemstones!
- You can find me on facebook at facebook.com/vitruvianart
- On Youtube at Youtube.com/c/vitruvianart
- On Etsy at etsy.com/shop/vitruvianart
Here is my latest Sea Glass Video Tutorial:
Here is an example video of the Basic Stone Tutorial:
And the Mermaid Gem Tutorial:
Learn how to Color Crystals with Gel Pens:
If you would like to become the master of coloring Faceted Gems, purchase the Coloring Class Faceted Gems Video Links.
In these three, 20 minute videos I walk you through each step of a faceted gem, how and why to color them that way for maximum 3D effect and sparkle. As well as what supplies can be used. Breaking it down into sections so that you need never be intimidated by a faceted gem again!
And here are the pattern step outs as promised:
To add a special highlight to our Artist Focus this week, we have created a new Framework section featuring all patterns that are suited for Gems, Stones, Diamonds and Crystals.
Our pattern designers have worked hard creating many new patterns just for this purpose. Many more will follow during the course of the week!
Nicole & Ina