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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More Zentangle Practice...

A zentangle in my watercolor paper art journal with a watercolor background and a chocoalte brown Zig marker. My tangles may be more doodles, because I don't use patterns, I use whatever is handy to draw with, and I've only learned enough about zentangling to make me dangerous. :) I just usually start with a shape, or not, and go free hand, which accounts for the wonkiness and sometimes the escaping of the page. :) I love doing it though! It's very mind-consuming and helps me focus.

Same art journal as above, but a pink Zig marker sounded like a fun idea, and it was, plus I still have room to journal. :)

Two small ones on the same page in my Moleskine large sketchbook/journal. I don't draw them in pencil first, so any mistakes I make with the Zig marker add to the character. At least, that's my opinion! :)

Last page in this Moleskine. I did the tangle on the left for a challenge, but it got so cramped at the seam that I decided not to share it there.The small one on the right is an idea from a past challenge, before I signed up. I like the idea!

This one, and the one below are some of my first attempts at tangling in the large Mole sketchbook/journal. I like the little fellow above a lot, but I see now where I could add some more patterns within to really bring him out.


I've been doing mostly large tangles with a Zig double-ended marker, but I notice on most online sites they use 4"x4" squares, or "tiles" of smooth paper, a variety of fine micron pens or pencils, and patterns. These are much more delicate than mine, but any of them can be scanned and printed for art journaling, collages, transfers to clothing, tattoos...

8 comments:

Claire said...

WOW!!
i just got 'totally tangled' in the mail today, and i can't wait to play...
one day, i may be able to zentangle like you :)

BarbaraB said...

They're great! Thank you for sharing so many original designs.

Dan Kent said...

Great wonkiness! I agree there is nothing better than to just let your mind go with the pen - yours are more controlled than my completely deranged doodles - they are zentangles after all, and they deserve the name, and they look great!

Alex said...

Amazing work! =) I can see fun everywhere, and I really like how you added colors to some of them. I think that's really cool

ArtMuse Dog and Carol said...

Love them ~ particularly the watercolor ones ~ others are great also ~ lots of creativity flowing out ~ ^_^

jill said...

These are great and so many of them as well. I always take ages with just one so I don't do a lot yours are great.

raena said...

I think the wonkiness adds so much character! Love the one that looks like eyes especially!

DynamiteJ said...

these textures are just super ! what a creative ideas you have, i think that this is absolutely inspiring, i have to try to work like this textures :) good job !