You know when you’re on the telephone, talking away, and you reach for that pen, and start doodling, over in the top right hand corner of the nearest notebook.
Well, I’ve discovered those doodles within a frame are your Zentangles your creative side…Why not try this method of art. Making patterns, doodling in order to have an end result; a piece of artwork.
…and it’s very, very easy. . and I know you’ve tried it!
What’s a Zentangle?
Zentangle was originated by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts in Massachusetts, USA in 2005. It is a combination of deliberate pen strokes to create patterns, while exercising and relaxing the brain.
Here’s my first attempt…
Within a 9cm x 9cm square, draw a ‘string’ which is a freehand continuous line and shape. Within this shape, these area’s are filled in by repetitive shapes called ‘tangles’, there are many suggested tangles or create your own… you a free to create what ever comes to mind.
Some years back while doing my graphic’s course, I studied many techniques of shading, point work and control. I found this type of art to be creative and rewarding every time you put pen to paper. I just love it! Following are some more examples of my artwork.I apologize for the images, but I think you’ll get the picture…
It’s fun, relaxing and there’s no right way or wrong way…
Enjoy and have fun.