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    Christina Zouras
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“Anyone who has experienced flow knows that the deep enjoyment it provides requires an equal degree of disciplined concentration.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihaly
“Anyone who has experienced flow knows that the deep enjoyment it provides requires an equal degree of disciplined concentration.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihaly
“Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we’ll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.” — @jasonlsilva
“Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we’ll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.” — @jasonlsilva
How to stipple a gradient 🖊✨ Swipe to see the whole thing! Supplies you’ll need: - 6B or 4B pencil
- HB pencil
- Fine ink pen, 03 or 05 (micron)
- Paper - Patience :) If this is your first time creating a gradient, try it out first in pencil. You will get to practice shading before moving on to pen since making mistakes in pen can’t be fixed so easily. I used 6B & HB graphite. 6B for the dark, HB for the light. I have an example, swipe to see it! Once you feel comfortable understanding shading dark to light, start stippling! I outlined a square, even for someone who has been stippling for 11 years, I need an outline! It helps me stay within the lines so my work looks clean. Crack out a fine ink pen, I’m using Sakura Micron Pigma. You can find them at your local art store or Amazon. Begin by starting with a more saturated grouping of dots on one end and then spacing them further apart on the light end. It’s okay to go back and forth at certain parts if you realized you missed a spot. Patience is key when stippling, there really is no way to rush perfectly spaced dots 🤷🏻‍♀️ I wish it could be easier but it’s not! I think that is why this process is so beautiful. Stippling really asks you to sit down and focus and slowly, carefully complete an activity! I hope you enjoy my favorite style of art. Thank you 😊
How to stipple a gradient 🖊✨ Swipe to see the whole thing! Supplies you’ll need: - 6B or 4B pencil - HB pencil - Fine ink pen, 03 or 05 (micron) - Paper - Patience :) If this is your first time creating a gradient, try it out first in pencil. You will get to practice shading before moving on to pen since making mistakes in pen can’t be fixed so easily. I used 6B & HB graphite. 6B for the dark, HB for the light. I have an example, swipe to see it! Once you feel comfortable understanding shading dark to light, start stippling! I outlined a square, even for someone who has been stippling for 11 years, I need an outline! It helps me stay within the lines so my work looks clean. Crack out a fine ink pen, I’m using Sakura Micron Pigma. You can find them at your local art store or Amazon. Begin by starting with a more saturated grouping of dots on one end and then spacing them further apart on the light end. It’s okay to go back and forth at certain parts if you realized you missed a spot. Patience is key when stippling, there really is no way to rush perfectly spaced dots 🤷🏻‍♀️ I wish it could be easier but it’s not! I think that is why this process is so beautiful. Stippling really asks you to sit down and focus and slowly, carefully complete an activity! I hope you enjoy my favorite style of art. Thank you 😊
I still send snail mail! 💌 The process of putting together a handwritten note with a little piece of my art genuinely makes me so happy! This one was for @myrainfall ✨ .
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#illustration #ink #watercolor #spectrum #watercolorwash #rawartist #mixedmedia #moonchild #visualartist #goddessrising #selflove #artistsofinstagram #goldfoil #arttherapy #expressyourself #openyourthirdeye #higherself #meditativeart #visualart #goldleaf #artblog #artcollective #chicagoartists #femaleartists #cosmic #typewriter #poetry #poetsociety #inktober #inktober2018
I still send snail mail! 💌 The process of putting together a handwritten note with a little piece of my art genuinely makes me so happy! This one was for @myrainfall ✨ . . . . . #illustration  #ink  #watercolor  #spectrum  #watercolorwash  #rawartist  #mixedmedia  #moonchild  #visualartist  #goddessrising  #selflove  #artistsofinstagram  #goldfoil  #arttherapy  #expressyourself  #openyourthirdeye  #higherself  #meditativeart  #visualart  #goldleaf  #artblog  #artcollective  #chicagoartists  #femaleartists  #cosmic  #typewriter  #poetry  #poetsociety  #inktober  #inktober2018 
Waters that soothe 🌈
Waters that soothe 🌈
Catching the light 🌈🖌
Catching the light 🌈🖌
Would anyone be interested in a quick tutorial on my stippling technique?
Would anyone be interested in a quick tutorial on my stippling technique?
Solitude, my wise old friend. Why should one ever feel so alone? The expelled remnants of a trillion stars is running through our veins. We are a celestial feat to be proud of! Rejoice .
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#selfportrait #portraitphotography #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #femaleartists #chicagoartists #goddessrising #selflove #illgrammers #poetsofinstagram #agameoftones #createexplore #poetry #createcommune #thecreative #creatorclass #vscolens #vscophile #vscogram #liveauthentic #livefolk #chasingessence #pursuepretty #grateful #celestial #vscocam #thankful #chasinglight #thedarlingmovement #darlingweekend
Solitude, my wise old friend. Why should one ever feel so alone? The expelled remnants of a trillion stars is running through our veins. We are a celestial feat to be proud of! Rejoice . . . . . #selfportrait  #portraitphotography  #artistsofinstagram  #artistsoninstagram  #femaleartists  #chicagoartists  #goddessrising  #selflove  #illgrammers  #poetsofinstagram  #agameoftones  #createexplore  #poetry  #createcommune  #thecreative  #creatorclass  #vscolens  #vscophile  #vscogram  #liveauthentic  #livefolk  #chasingessence  #pursuepretty  #grateful  #celestial  #vscocam  #thankful  #chasinglight  #thedarlingmovement  #darlingweekend 
The all seeing lion | pen & ink - my favorite medium
The all seeing lion | pen & ink - my favorite medium
This is for my warrior women, for my valkyries, for my women embracing their inner Kali energy. This is for the women who never cease to wake up and glow everyday. You inspire me! I want to live in a world where we build each other up. Let’s keep inspiring, helping and loving each other 🌙
This is for my warrior women, for my valkyries, for my women embracing their inner Kali energy. This is for the women who never cease to wake up and glow everyday. You inspire me! I want to live in a world where we build each other up. Let’s keep inspiring, helping and loving each other 🌙
My body is composed of pure star-glass. It’s a shame I’m so clumsy. My delicate innards often break. They poke right through the surface, causing pain with all the hearts they take.
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#selfportrait #portraitphotography #artistsofinstagram #artistsofinsta #femaleartists #chicagoartists #goddessrising #selflove #illgrammers #chasinglight #agameoftones #createexplore #createexploretakeover #createcommune #thecreative #creatorclass #vscolens #vscophile #chitown #liveauthentic #livefolk #chasingessence #brunette #loveyourself #vscogram #vscocam #thankful #houseplant #thedarlingmovement #darlingweekend
My body is composed of pure star-glass. It’s a shame I’m so clumsy. My delicate innards often break. They poke right through the surface, causing pain with all the hearts they take. . . . . . #selfportrait  #portraitphotography  #artistsofinstagram  #artistsofinsta  #femaleartists  #chicagoartists  #goddessrising  #selflove  #illgrammers  #chasinglight  #agameoftones  #createexplore  #createexploretakeover  #createcommune  #thecreative  #creatorclass  #vscolens  #vscophile  #chitown  #liveauthentic  #livefolk  #chasingessence  #brunette  #loveyourself  #vscogram  #vscocam  #thankful  #houseplant  #thedarlingmovement  #darlingweekend 
The truth is that every time I create, I am afraid that I won’t be able to do it or that I’ve “lost it.” My fears of failure are very real and taunting. As I push past the barrier, out comes a piece that was built with heart and soul. Essentially what I want to say is nothing scares me more than creating something that comes from my heart. .
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#pointillism #ink #spiritanimal #lunamoth #moonmagick #witch #penandink #rawartist #micronpen #dotbydot #stippling #monochrome #patience #artistsofinstagram #abstract #arttherapy #expressyourself #openyourthirdeye #higherself #meditativeart #visualart #artgram #artblog #artcollective #chicagoartists #femaleartists #illustration #artjournal #gratitude #artislife
The truth is that every time I create, I am afraid that I won’t be able to do it or that I’ve “lost it.” My fears of failure are very real and taunting. As I push past the barrier, out comes a piece that was built with heart and soul. Essentially what I want to say is nothing scares me more than creating something that comes from my heart. . . . . . #pointillism  #ink  #spiritanimal  #lunamoth  #moonmagick  #witch  #penandink  #rawartist  #micronpen  #dotbydot  #stippling  #monochrome  #patience  #artistsofinstagram  #abstract  #arttherapy  #expressyourself  #openyourthirdeye  #higherself  #meditativeart  #visualart  #artgram  #artblog  #artcollective  #chicagoartists  #femaleartists  #illustration  #artjournal  #gratitude  #artislife 
.the winds carry me / 
i found a map to the sun
where no one has gone.
.the winds carry me / i found a map to the sun where no one has gone.
I haven’t created artwork in a while, instead I’m focusing on refreshing my website and online shop. There are a lot of new things I’m bringing to fruition and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you soon! Thank you for all the support! 🙏 .
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#artjournal #ink #watercolor #acrylicink #watercolorwash #rawartist #mixedmedia #planets #visualartist #goddessrising #selflove #artistsofinstagram #abstract #arttherapy #expressyourself #openyourthirdeye #higherself #meditativeart #visualart #artgram #artblog #artcollective #chicagoartists #femaleartists #cosmic #penandink #artdiary #gratitude #artislife #mentalhealth
I haven’t created artwork in a while, instead I’m focusing on refreshing my website and online shop. There are a lot of new things I’m bringing to fruition and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you soon! Thank you for all the support! 🙏 . . . . . #artjournal  #ink  #watercolor  #acrylicink  #watercolorwash  #rawartist  #mixedmedia  #planets  #visualartist  #goddessrising  #selflove  #artistsofinstagram  #abstract  #arttherapy  #expressyourself  #openyourthirdeye  #higherself  #meditativeart  #visualart  #artgram  #artblog  #artcollective  #chicagoartists  #femaleartists  #cosmic  #penandink  #artdiary  #gratitude  #artislife  #mentalhealth