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TanglePatterns.com. How to Think of What to Draw: 23 steps (with pictures) Edit Article Edited by Dvortygirl, Laptop123, Nicole Willson, Random and 41 others Have you been inspired to draw, including getting inspiration from famous artists, or are just doing it for fun?

How to Think of What to Draw: 23 steps (with pictures)

Drawing can often be fun, but sometimes it can be hard to think of ideas for what to draw. Well, don't worry about that -- there are many, many different ideas - just read this article to find out what they are. Ad Steps 1Doodle. 21Look back through old sketchbooks for ideas. Tips Don't be afraid to try something new or make something up as you go. Warnings While there's nothing wrong with drawing from a photograph to practice, keep in mind that you may not be able to publish the result if you don't hold the copyright or have permission.

Weekly Challenge #21. Happy Monday everyone!

Weekly Challenge #21

First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out. You can click on the links above or: See "Getting Started" and "Tutorials" Last week's challenge slideshow is late, my apologies. I hope to have it up and running soon!! To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tab above, or follow this link Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs! Things are getting back to normal though. I had a wonderful Mother's Day - B-rad got up with the boys so i could sleep in... cue the choir of angels...

We got a new stroller that will make taking both kids out for walks much easier! Okay, on to the Challenge!! Zendala Templates. Here are previews of my mandala/Zendala templates; new ones are added at the top.Click one of the images below to download the full-size PDF templates.

Zendala Templates

If you would like some more detailed designs for colouring, check out my colouring book, Geneviève's Mandalas. Template #52 Template #51 Template #50 Template #49. Zentangle. I have a new obsession - Zentangles.

Zentangle

Basically, it is like doodling, but with intention. It looks much harder than it is. I made myself a little book, just for my zentangles. It is 6 inches square, made from Strathmore Bristol smooth paper, bound with my bind-it-all. Zentangle: Meditation Through Pattern-Drawing. By Maria Popova If greater creativity and more mental balance are among your new year’s resolutions, look no further than Zentangle — a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making, created by artist duo Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts.

Zentangle: Meditation Through Pattern-Drawing

Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page as you enter an immersive state of flow. Totally Tangled offers a fantastic introduction to the relaxing and beautiful practice through step-by-step instructions and over 100 original tangles. We’re particularly taken with Zentagle because its basic principle — building on simple shapes and combining different patterns into complex creativity — is such a beautiful visual metaphor for our core philosophy of combinatorial creativity.

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ProMarkers and Letraset Fineliners

Well… according to the Zentangle website, “Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.”

A further look through the Zentangle® website reveals an exciting new abstract form of art that encourages creativity, embracing your mistakes and discovering patterns. An Example of a Zentangle by Maria Thomas Image Source: Adding colour to Zentangle®… Zentangles are predominantly black and white, but we discovered the blog of avid Zentangler Sandra Strait who has been using ProMarkers to add colour to her designs. ‘Thunder Unleashes the Storm’ by Sandra StraitImage Source: Pegasus Papers. Zentangle. What is a Zentangle?

Zentangle

In a word, a doodle. A structured, contained doodle. The term 'Zentangle' was coined by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas when, one day, Maria described her experience, as she created her art, as "feeling timeless, free and engendering a sense of deep well-being". Rick recognised that she was in a meditative state and so Zentangles were born. I use the technique of Zentangle in my own artwork, incorporating them into sketching, art-journalling and collage. On this page, I will describe how to draw a Zentangle from scratch, what materials are required for Zentangles and also show you how to use the techniques imaginatively in your own work. Zentangle.