Sketchbook

Every Now and Zen

I am having so much fun with zentangle inspired artwork! I want to do it all the time now. I have no worries when I’m sketching…no expectations…no strife! This is a fantastic style to play around with. I have been studying official tangles online and incorporating them in my sketchbook. I can only find about 20 for free but when you purchase the zentangle package, it will teach you the rest. There is about 120 official tangles and the list keeps growing. I’ve also been trying to come up with some of my own tangles. It’s harder than it looks! Especially if your actually trying to get your lines to “tangle” with each other.

I’ve also been playing with colors, whereas traditional zentangle is with black ink.

The sketchbook I use for this style has 3.5 x 5 inch pages.This keeps things simple and I don’t get overwhelmed with how long it may take to finish a drawing. I can finish one a night and I feel accomplished for getting so many ideas out and completed! I still would like to incorporate this style into a fine art piece but all in due time. This is a great way to practice my pen and ink skills. I have done a few pointilism pieces in the past and would love to get back onto it. 

For now, I’m going to keep practicing my zentangle inspired art and see where it leads me. 

What activities do you do to reach inner peace? Leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance.” 

Want to try the star tangle yourself? Click here for instructions.

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