Weekly Challenge #21 Happy Monday everyone! 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!!
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. If you would like some more detailed designs for colouring, check out my colouring book, Geneviève's Mandalas. Template #52 Tangle patterns And so the mask is completed! Click the image for a larger view I’m am grateful for those who gave me feedback on my question regarding the background. I got several good tips, but according to the poll the majority voted for no background. And I think it might be the best choice :) And here are the tangle patterns that I used: Parch, Pugion, Corner Box, Footlites, Peaks Border, Hibred, Daggerly, ZigZag Border, Arrowheads, Loops and Moving Day.
Zentangle I have a new obsession - Zentangles. 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. I made it this size so that I could put a CD envelope in the back with an old CD to trace around to make circles.
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. 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.
Zentangle What is a 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".
Patterns that I have developed My step outs are sometimes crazy, I usually find myself using a new pattern in a zentangle and then try to figure out how someone else could do the same. My mind isn’t always logical but this is what happens. I will share all the patterns I have given steps to in this post. I apologize for some of the photo quality in my earlier postings. A Bed of Roses Birds of a Feather a little lime: Step-by-steps & patterns Examples of this and alternative method here I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. See also here and here. ("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it) Zentangle® Hi All, I know this isn't watercolor, although I do combine it with watercolors sometimes, but I'm answering the question that was raised in this morning's "WASH" as to what zentangle® is. I've become a Certified Zentangle Teacher, or CZT, since I used to hang around here in WC and I just wanted to post this somewhere where those who asked the question as to what zentangle® is would see the answer. (My making anywhere near beginning of the "Daily Wash" thread is a rarity.) I imagine this would normally be posted in a "Mixed Media" forum. Please accept my apologies for this one-time breach of WC etiquette.
How to draw GARLIC CLOVES By Linda Farmer, CZT Today’s Garlic Cloves tangle looks like one possible result from Lesson 1 of Simone Bischoff’s line drawing lessons. Simone originally posted Lesson 1 on April 20, 2011, and all six lessons were featured on TanglePatterns last fall. Danish tangler and art teacher Jacquelien Bredenoord published the steps to Garlic Cloves in June 2012. Whether the two are connected is pure conjecture on my part, but in any case Garlic Cloves is a very cool pattern worthy of being included in our repertoire and an excellent simple tangle to start off the week. Doodle Addicted No, there are no bees in this doodle drawing. It’s me that’s been the busy bee! We recently had a big business event which had been consuming all of my time.
How to draw three types of grids for your Zentangles Recently in the comments on how to draw Miasma, tangler Suzanne asked for some tips on drawing grids: “General Question: how best to practice making grid based designs. I’m having difficulty establishing an equal base grid.” My response to Suzanne’s question prompted her to suggest it would make a good tips section. Thus this post and for future reference, you can find it on the Tutorials tab in the alphabetic menu bar. In the Zentangle® method we don’t use rulers or other straight edges or any other type of “mechanical aids”. As soon as you get out a ruler, you’re into planning and measuring – and that’s not Zentangle.
The Zentangle Art Class - The Creative Art Academy The Zentangle Art Class is a comprehensive video course that comes with fun downloads and 14 unique video classes that cover all the Zentangle basics. This is the perfect class for beginners and new tanglers. Join Mahe Zehra CZT on video as she shares the 8 steps of the Zentangle method, her favorite supplies to tangle with, lots of tangles, projects and even life lessons that she learnt from practicing the Zentangle art form. If you’ve been wondering what Zentangle is all about then now is the time to learn more. Each video class is under 20 minutes and is fun and easy to watch and follow along with.