Learn how to draw a beautiful and dramatic framed brooch for your existing gem or gold nugget.

1:43-hour intermediate/advanced video lesson.

Includes video captions!

Note: this lesson does NOT include the coloring of the gem or gold nugget, please refer to Coloring Gold lesson

Your Instructor: Eni Oken

I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for over 30 years, author of hundreds of articles, tutorials, video lessons and ebooks online and books in print on various different subjects such as fantasy design, jewelry making and in recent years, Zentangle method. My true passion is exploring methods and tools on how a person can create something remarkable in art, and teaching it to others so they can grow artistically.

CZT® since 2016

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Topics covered :

  • How to use a strong diagonal composition
  • Designing a brooch outline
  • How to use imperfect symmetry
  • How to create beautiful small pearls
  • How to create an integrated and flowing design
  • How to select the right tangles for the brooch
  • Tangling with two different pens
  • Shading and coloring
  • How to create a dramatic dark background

Important: this project DOES NOT include the coloring of the gem or gold nugget itself, please refer to Coloring Gold lesson.

Materials and supplies:

• Card stock square tile -- any card stock, Bristol vellum, hot-pressed watercolor paper or other. Recommended size 4x4 inches or larger.

• Black 01 Micron inking pen.

• Colored pencils: ochre, rose, blue, orange, brown and black

• White prismacolor pencil

• White gel pen

• Regular pencil

Thank you for the wonderful lesson. You translate so well and have a lot of patience with all students.

Joanna K. via facebook

Had a fabulous time! What an interesting dramatic technique with the dark background! Thanks Eni for all the research you do behind each class!

Jasmine J. via facebook

Thanks, Eni for another great lesson.

Martina B. via facebook

Thanks Eni Oken for another wonderful Art Club class!

Angela F. via facebook

Eni's enthusiasm for teaching is contagious! The amount of preparation and thought that she puts into each and every class is evident in the outcome of each student's work. We learn something new each and every time!

Maryse Charbonneau via email