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Stress Bursting Neon ZenDoodle

Do you know how Zentangling is transforming people’s lives all across the world? If you don’t, you should start practising this art form yourself. This is an art form which people use to create different types of beautiful, repetitive patterns. Zentangle is different from other art forms in the sense that it’s meditative in nature and provides numerous benefits that meditation can bring.

When it comes to Zentangle, the line ‘one size fits all’ proves true. This art form is all encompassing. Just like it offers people limitless possibilities in terms of creating drawings or patterns, it can also be practised by anyone, belonging to any background and living in any part of the world.

Zentangle – An Effective Therapeutic Treatment

The modern-day life is full of stress, confusion and worries. Living life in the midst of all the competition and chaos isn’t easy for everyone. Often times, the fast pace of life ruins productivity and affects health. When things go out of control, people start seeking help from therapists. In some cases, it works and in others, it doesn’t. But the therapeutic techniques costs money whether it heals or not.

Zentangling is one kind of therapeutic treatment which doesn’t cost you money. It’s an art form that you can practice with only a black pen and a piece of white paper. And you can get started anywhere, anytime.

Here’s how you can benefit from Zentangle:

  • Entertain yourself
  • Relax your mind
  • Improve your handwriting
  • Finetune your eye-hand coordination
  • Have more focus
  • Take your artistic skills to the next level
  • Boost your self-esteem

These benefits are only the tip of the iceberg. Zentangle is being used by people in umpteen ways. Whether you know how to draw or not, you can start practising this art form and improve your life.

Drawing the Very Amazing Neon ZenDoodle

Have you ever had a look at a Neon ZenDoodle or any other Zentangle pattern? What’s to be noted is that Zentangle patterns look complex at the first glance. But once you understand how the pattern was actually drawn and start to follow the steps of the process yourself, you’ll find it to be simple enough. Zentangle patterns don’t have an up or a down and so they are not oriented. This art form allows you all the freedom in the world to let your creative juices flow and create any repetitive pattern according to your mood at a point of time. However, the drawing process of Zentangle requires deep focus so that you can create something unique.

Given below is a video tutorial that shows you an excellent Zentangle pattern you can play with – Neon ZenDoodle.

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How to Draw a Zendoodle Sampler (Zentangle Pattern)

How long have you been drawing? Whether you are an artist or a doodler, Zentangle is art for one and all. There are hundreds of thousands of eye-catching patterns that can be created using Zentangle. Drawing a Zendoodle Sampler is something that will immediately inspire you to learn Zantangling.

Rediscover Yourself with Zentangle

If you are not aware yet, Zentangle is newest form of drawing that’s attracting everyone’s interest – all across the world. It’s a fantastic way to rediscover yourself and see life from many different perspectives.

Zentangle is something that doesn’t require any previous training in art or specific skills. You can get started with Zentangle anywhere, anytime. You don’t need to be in any particular location or have an advanced toolkit to practice this art form. All that you need is a passion to let yourself pass through a process that’s so mesmerizing. That’s what makes Zentangles unique in its own sense.

Have you always struggled to –

> Reduce stress in your daily life?
> Boost your self-esteem?
> Express yourself in a better, more effective way?
> Solve problems quickly
> Have more focus in professional and personal life?
> Increase your confidence
> Gain access to inner knowledge

If your answer is a quick YES to all these questions, playing with Zentangles is all you need. Everyone is talking about and it’s gaining more popularity with every passing day. You’ll like it too – for sure.

Zentangling is Likable, Relaxing and Fun

There are many people who complain they can’t draw. Zentangle is for them. This art form is accessible to all, and it’s not expensive. If you only have a black pen and a white sheet of paper, you can start to Zentangle. Since the possibilities of how many patterns one can create using Zentangle are endless, the fun and relaxation that you experience while practising this art is also limitless.

Use Zentangle Tiles as Gifts

Zentangle tiles that you create can be cherished for a long time to come. If you keep on collecting all the Zentangle tiles that you create in one place, you can turn it into a beautiful album to be shared with near and dear ones. What’s more, you can also plan to gift these wonderful tiles to someone you like or love. The patterns are extremely likable because each of them says something deep in meaning when reflected upon. That’s exactly why these patterns are also good topics for discussion.

If you are ready to Zentangle, here is a video that shows you how to draw a Zendoodle sampler for inspiration.

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How to Transfer a Zentangle Design on Polymer Clay and Make a Pendant

The possibilities of what you can do with art and how you can take it to the next level are simply endless. Zentangle, the art of creating beautiful and repetitive patterns, can be used in a number of ways.

If you just take a look at how people are Zentangling for relaxation and entertainment, you’ll be surprised.

You may be wondering about the creation of Zentangle or who brought up the concept for the entire world to take pleasure from. Let’s just tell you a little bit of history. Around nine years ago, Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, native of Central Massachusetts,  discovered the art form of Zentangling during their drawing practice. Today, it’s become a phenomenon and a large number of people around the globe are practising it to achieve different purposes in their lives.

The Popularity and Benefits of Zentangle

Whether it’s Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, USA, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan or UK, Zentangle has taken people by storm. People from a variety of backgrounds are choosing Zentangle to enjoy, create and share Zentangle art with one another.

Key benefits of Zentangling include:

Relief from stress
> Increase in creativity
> Improvement in sleep patterns
> Boosted self-esteem
> Anger management
> Better concentration/focus
> Design inspiration

In fact, the list of benefits that people are deriving from Zentangle goes on. You can practise Zentangle for both mental and physical benefits. Since the art form isn’t restricted to a specific set of skills or age group, simply anyone anywhere can start to Zentangle and have fun.

There are Certified Zentangle Teachers Too!

The ever-growing popularity of Zentangle has attracted art teachers who are fast becoming Certified Zentangle Instructors. The founders of Zentangle (Maria and Rick) are traveling from one city to another to let more people discover the joy of Zentangling and improve their lives. You can’t imagine the kind of creations that can come out of Zentangle – until you start practising it.

Whether you want to practice it alone, in a group or with your own kids at home, Zentangling can prove to be a lot of fun. Learning this art form doesn’t require any talent, so you can get started with it anytime. Usually, you start with a square drawn on a piece of white paper, split it up into multiple sections and then create a wide range of patterns in each section. This is an art form that doesn’t aim for perfection. Just let yourself free and enjoy the process.

Zentangle Pattern on Polymer Clay

Here’s a video that shows you how you can take Zentangle to a whole new level by transferring a Zentangle pattern on Polymer Clay and create a beautiful pendant. And believe me, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Materials Used: Polymer clay, vinyl glue or liquid polymer clay, cutter, roller, tracing paper and permanent marker

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How to Draw Auraknot (Tangle Pattern)

Have you ever heard of the term ‘auraknot’? If you have a passion for Zentangle Art, auraknot is something you would love playing with. The auraknot drawing is as interesting as the term itself.

Zentangle for all ages

The art of Zentangling is fast catching up with people of all age groups. There’s simply no limit to how many beautiful patterns you can create using this method. Different people are using Zentangle to achieve different purposes or derive different benefits. Using this art form, you can even describe how you feel. And what you create can be as beautiful as any gift.

Zentangle is easy to learn

The Zentangle method is easy to learn for anyone. It’s not just relaxing and fun to draw various eye-catching patterns, but this self-soothing drawing technique actually touches lives. If you feel stressed, confused and depressed, Zentangling is something that will improve your life. The method is so effective that it allows you to redirect your focus and feel relaxed almost immediately. You can practice this art form in a public place, a private place or a school environment.

Falling in love with Zentangling

People are falling in love with Zentangle because –

> It’s relaxing
> It’s entertaining
> It’s motivating
> It’s artistic
> It’s therapeutic

The 1-2-3 of Zentangling

Usually, Zentangles are created on square tiles measuring 3.5 inches. It’s always drawn in black ink and on heavy white paper.

This art form is different from other forms of drawing or painting because it’s meditative in nature. It doesn’t use any type of technology and yet it’s very powerful and celebratory.

To create a piece of Zentangle art, you need to pay full attention.

Talking on the phone or listening to music or a lecture is going to stifle the huge payoff of zentangling.

Start with:

Simple steps that summarize the process of creating Zentangle art include:

> Start with the right supplies (white paper, pencil, black pen)
> Draw the outline or the border
> Draw a string inside the border
> Create a tangle
> Don’t erase mistakes
> Keep going on until you are done

Must follow rule?

Most importantly, Zantangle is something where you are not allowed to erase your mistakes.

That’s why you should draw any pattern that you like with adequate attention and intent focus. This way, Zentangle teaches you the life-learning lesson of adjusting to your imperfections.

When you first have a glance at this drawing, you’ll feel that it’s complex. But once you understand the steps, you’ll know how simple it is and how much fun it can be.

Basically, you begin with a series of points which can be in any order (or any way) as long as they are connected at the end. You join the edges and then draw the aura. You can draw the tangle pattern and stop after some time or just keep going around until there’s no more space left.

There are multiple variations that you can use to tangle the auraknot. The possibilities of auraknot drawing are many, and the fun endless.

Given below is a video which shows you how to draw auraknot.

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How to Color Skin and Hair Using Colored Pencils

If you’re learning to draw, you may want to create skin tones and draw hair with colored pencils at some point of time or the other. Whether it’s about coloring skin or hair, there are a few things that you need to learn to become perfect. If you are interested in finding out how to do it, you should certainly follow Emmy because she does it so smoothly. Emmy has practiced and learned the art.

In this video tutorial, Emmy draws a beautiful portrait of Anna Nooshin, a popular fashion blogger and author, while teaching you in easy and simple steps the art of coloring skin and hair.

Emmy suggests not being too hard on your pencil. At the same time, she also tells that the key to creating skin tone is to layer.

You’ll know more as you watch the video.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Caran d’ache luminance pencils, White uni posca 0.7mm]

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How to Color Skin with Pan Pastel and Colored Pencils

If you like playing with colored pencils and have a passion for drawing beautiful images, you must be aware of the magic colored pencils can do. You can draw a wide range of beautiful pictures with colored pencils. But have you ever experimented with pan pastel? Here’s an artist called Emmy who has mastered the art of coloring skin with pan pastel and colored pencils.

Emmy, a native of the Netherlands, likes to experiment a lot. She’s passionate about drawing beautifully herself as well as sharing her secrets with others. She has her own unique style of drawing.

In this video tutorial, Emmy uses pan pastel and colored pencils to create a beautiful skin tone you’ll love at the first sight. Find out how she draws a nice double portrait and follow her style to color like she does.

Here’s the video that shows you the process.

[Materials Used:Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, PanPastelWhite uni posca 0.7mm ]

How to Draw Botanical Doodle

How to Draw Botanical Doodle

There are many ways to relax in a stressful life. One of the most less-expensive and beautiful of them is using the Zentangle Method. This art of drawing beautiful, repetitive patterns is widely used by a large number of people of different age groups. If you want to entertain and motivate yourself, whether alone or in a group setting, the Zentangle Art provides you with endless drawing techniques.

Zentangle – One of the Best Ways to Express Your Personal Feelings

If life is an art form, Zentangle is one of the best ways to express it. No matter what skills you possess or what age group you belong to, Zentangling welcomes anyone and everyone. Zentangle is an art form which allows you to explore the possibilities of turning repetitive patterns into beautiful images. While drawing Zentangles, you aren’t restricted by any specific rules or guidelines. All you need to do is let yourself free, keep yourself focused and enjoy drawing patterns that don’t just look good to the eye but also express personal feelings.

In an age of mobile phones and computers, Zentangle is something that lets your celebrate human heritage. It promotes cross-cultural influences and helps you enter into a state of relaxation. Just have a black pen and a piece of white paper and you are ready to create treasured work of art.

Zentangle Offers Plenty of Benefits

It’s truly interesting to find out how people around the globe are using Zentangle to rediscover themselves. There are numerous benefits that you can derive from using Zentangle and Doodle art. A lot of people are practising this art form to reduce stress, manage anger, modify behavior, increase self-esteem, boost concentration, improve handwriting and treat panic attacks.

Drawing Botanical Doodle

Drawing Botanical doodle is a good way to understand how useful the Zentangle Art can be for people who want to relax and grow personally.

When starting to draw Botanical doodle, you need to create the outline first. But before you start, you should think about the place where you would like to draw the main flowers. And then you can start filling in the blank spaces with different kind of patterns you may like. Balance is an important part of Botanical doodle drawing, so always keep that in mind.

Use thicker and finer pens as per specific requirements of the drawing process. To become perfect with this Zentangle drawing, you should also practice shading as much as possible.

Here’s a video which walks you through the steps required to create a beautiful Botanical doodle art.

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How to Color Skin Using Copic Markers and Colored Pencils

Do you like playing with colored pencils? If yes, you may have seen or watched artists creating beautiful skin tones with colored pencils. Or may be, you know how to draw skin using colored pencils yourself. But have you ever experimented with copic markers to color skin? Well, Emmy liked the idea and she went on to experiment whether she could create a nice skin tone with copic markers and colored pencils. And the portrait that came out at the end will blow your mind.

Emmy is a drawing enthusiast from the Netherlands. She likes to experiment and come up with new drawing techniques. She started practising in 2014, and today she teaches people from all across the globe how to draw. If you want to draw like an artist, you should definitely check out Emmy’s tools and techniques.

In this video tutorial, Emmy uses copic markers and colored pencils to draw skin. She creates a beautiful portrait of Angelina Jolie.

Watch the video now to see the magic of copic markers!

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraserWhite uni posca 0.7mm, Copic markers ]

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The Difference Between Polychromos and Luminance Colored Pencils

If you have been using colored pencils to draw, you should also become aware of the different types of colored pencils which may vary in terms of color intensity and hardness or softness of lead. When it comes to choosing the best colored pencils and knowing the difference between one brand and another, Emmy certainly knows a lot because she is an accomplished artist herself.

Emmy started drawing in 2014, and she has been using a wide range of colored pencils to create beautiful images and portraits.

In this video tutorial, Emmy talks about the difference between Faber Castel Polychromos VS Caran d’ache Luminance colored pencils. She shows you how the colors from these two pencils blend together and how they vary in terms of color saturation. She also uses a pencil eraser and a sharp blade to reveal more differences between the two colored pencils in question.

Watch the video to know and learn more!

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Caran d’ache luminance pencils, White uni posca 0.7mm]

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  • Artists appreciate this paper for it's better than the textured watercolor paper, creating a smoother surface for watercoloring and blending of Distress inks.


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    It makes great card bases. Artists enjoy using this Bristol smooth surface paper with acrylic paints, watercolor, and colored pencils. This paper can take a remarkable amount of abuse from water-based media before the fibers start breaking down.


    For colored pencils, it is probably not the best if you do loads of layering. This paper works like a dream with watercolor markers. All in all, it is a quality and versatile paper.

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    These and their watercolor partners, the museum aquarelles are a must-have for anyone wanting to do colored pencil art. These, Holbeins for pastels, and Faber Castells for oil based, and the three top brands for the most beautiful work one can do. 

    How to Draw the Fur of a Cat with Colored Pencils

    Using colored pencils to create beautiful drawings is a lot of fun, isn’t it? But what if you wanted to draw a cat’s fur? Emmy does that so beautifully. If you are struggling to learn how to draw the fur of a cat, this video tutorial by Emmy can be a great help. In this video, you’ll see how to use both darker and lighter colors to create fur that looks as good as natural.

    Key tips Emmy shares in the video include:

    Start with a layer of the lightest color
    Color in the same direction the fur is going
    Build up the color with the next shade
    Blend the layers together with a white pencil

    Emmy uses a white uni posca pen to draw the lightest hairs. It’s also interesting to see how she uses an electric eraser to create some wonderful strokes for the white hair and then draws over it with pencils to create thin hair strokes.

    Watch the video now to learn, practice and finally draw the fur of a cat with colored pencils – and wow your friends with your skills.

    [Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Derwent electric eraser, White uni posca 0.7mm]

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