Zendoodling the Moon, Part the First

Remember my zendoodled sun?



I wanted to compose another in the same style. Actually I want to eventually have three that are a “series” but I’m not sure what the third will be yet so let’s not talk about it yet, in case I change my mind.

This project started out like many others of mine, with me only having a vague idea of what I would do:


The zendoodles inside the moon are what I eventually settled upon. I had tried out several other options, all of which looked blah.

I had fun selecting colors, and I bought this amazing shade of purple acrylic ink to go with my shimmery blue. And a silver, which looks fine, but not as amazing as I hoped it would. It just doesn’t pop.


I was using a new brush to paint this silver portion. I ended up not liking said brush, it kept on trying to make friends with my zendoodled stars.

There’s quite a bit of acrylic ink in this piece, more so than in my sun. At one point the paper started buckling, but once I let it dry it was perfectly fine. My silver paint pen draws over the acrylic with ease, which is good, because I like to add doodles everywhere.


I’m still not sure what colors I’m going to use in the geometrical design at the bottom, on either side of the word “moon”.

I decided to use the uncial script for the word “moon” because it reminds me of Bilbo from LOTR, and anything LOTR makes me happy (“Lord of the Rings”, for those of you who might not know the abbreviation). I really should just stick with the more medieval fonts; I’ve been practicing my Spencerian because it’d be useful to know (and that’s what most people seem to want) but I vastly prefer non-loopy scripts. They’re more menacing.

Part the Second will be coming soon. I’m letting the color choices steam around a bit in my head before I move forward. Also, I alternate between thinking this piece is AMAZING and thinking it’s total crap so I really should only work on it when I think it looks amazing. I’m scared of what would happen otherwise.

And in case you’re interested, my supply list (with affiliate links!):

The purple acrylic ink:

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The blue (I love, love this color) acrylic ink:

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The silver, perfectly fine but not amazing, acrylic ink:

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I used 140lb paper and it’s holding up well, although for future projects with the liquid acrylic I might use 300lb paper:

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