Everyone of us has doodled at some time or the other. Remember your school days when you drew multiple doodle patterns. Many people doodle unknowingly; they draw things absentmindedly. Doodling is fun. It’s a favorite pastime for many people, no matter how old they are.
But here’s a new concept – The Art of Zentangle.
You can look at Zentangle as ‘glorified doodling’. Zentangling and doodling are two different things. When you start drawing patterns the Zentangle way, your mind enters into a state of relaxation.
If life is an art form, there’s an artist in everyone of us. All you need to do is take the time to rediscover that inner artist and start showing the world how you feel internally and about the world around. And what better way to express yourself through drawing than Zentangle. The design patterns in Zentangle aren’t meant to overwhelm you, rather they help you relax your mind.
The best part about Zentangle is that anyone can do it. You don’t have to be extremely talented to create Zentangle patterns. Drawing Zentangle doodles is simple – much like adult coloring books.
Creating Zentangle patterns is therapeutic in nature. It is an excellent way to express your creative skills. You can express your personal feelings using the Zentangle Method – one stroke at a time. Though these patterns start with simple steps and repetitive patterns, the outcome is something of incredible beauty. The designs are aesthetically pleasing and meditative.
Depending on where you are located, you may have access to different kinds of resources to learn the art of Zentangle.
You can learn Zentangle from:
> Certified Zentangle Teachers
> Zentangle Books
> Zentangle Video Tutorials
If you live in the United States, you can easily find a number of teachers or tutors who will help you learn the techniques of Zentangles. Otherwise, you can read books or watch online videos. Watching videos on YouTube is the cheapest way to understand, learn and the practice the art.
When you start, you can simply copy numerous Zentangle doodles out there. Just grab a black pen and a piece of paper (called a tile) and start drawing. This art form doesn’t require the use of a ruler. Once you get the hang of what Zentangle doodling is all about, you can start creating your own unique patterns.
Given below is a video tutorial which shows you how to create different types of Zentangle doodles. Watch it now!
Reduce stress and increase creativity with the relaxing art of Zentangle®! Inside you'll find:
Do you tangle? This book will teach you how! Inside you will learn the basic theory of Zentangle—an easy-to-learn method of pattern drawing that reduces stress while promoting creativity—and find instructions for drawing more than 100 tangles from Certified Zentangle Teachers, including Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and Marie Browning.
This beautiful book is filled with examples of Zentangles and Zentangle-Inspired Art, as well as Zentangle craft projects and compelling stories from those who have improved their well being through Zentangle.
All you need is a pen, paper, and this book to get started on your Zentangle journey!
Mom of 6, Christian, writer, publisher, coloring-addict, coffee dependent.