Joy of Zentangle: Drawing Your Way to Increased Creativity, Focus, and Well-Being (Design Originals) Instructions for 101 Tangle Patterns from CZTs Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, & More


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Instructions for drawing more than 100 tangles

Experience the Joy of Zentangle

This beginner’s guide includes instructions for everything from drawing your very first Zentangle to applying your new skills to decorative art & gifts:

What is Zentangle? Zentangle Basics Advanced Techniques Tangle Directory Learn 101 Tangles Zentangle Gallery ZIA Gallery Additional Applications

Relax with the Art of Zentangle

Reduce Stress and Increase Creativity

You don’t have to be an artist or have artistic talent to experience and create Zentangle art!

While many of the patterns or tangles might look complicated at first glance, this book deconstructs them down to their simplest form of lines, dots, and shapes, so even a beginner can quickly learn to make beautiful Zentangle art.

Excellent choice for the beginning Tangler 101 tangles to learn to draw Step-by-step detailed instructions Full-color photographs Zentangle basics Advanced techniques like shading & design Traditional & ZIA galleries

The instruction and inspiration you need to get started in Zentangle

The Basics

For the beginner, start with the basics: The tools you’ll need, understanding the philosophy of Zentangle, and making your very first Zentangle piece. Remember, the Zentangle method is meant to be relaxing, not complicated!

Advanced Techniques

A piece of Zentangle art can be as simple as black lines on white paper, or it can be as complex as a fully colored ZIA. Find great advice on shading, string shape, and borders to add to your Zentangle designs. There is also great advice for finding inspiration for your tangles in nature!

101 Tangles & Zentangle Art Galleries

Learn the simple steps to create 101 different tangles. No matter how complicated the finished product might appear, every single tangle can be broken down into a series of repetitive markings. The galleries of Zentangle art that follow encourage your creativity: Experiment with variations of each tangle to reflect your personality!

What is Zentangle?: The Basics

The Zentangle method, created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Experience peace and relaxation while creating a meaningful piece of art.

The history of Zentangle, the benefits, the uses, and the basic tools you’ll need are all covered in this book, to get you tangling in no time!

101 Tangles Step-by-Step

Find instructions for drawing 101 different tangles from Certified Zentangle Teachers, including Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and Marie Browning. These simple, step-by-step designs are the perfect introduction to the art of Zentangle, relaxing you while increasing your creativity, focus, and well-being.

Advanced Techniques to Expand Your Creativity

Use the tangles and techniques you’ll learn in this book to create your own Zentangle-Inspired Art: Learn how shading can add color, contrast, and depth, and explore how to shade flat surfaces like layers, overlaps, and cubes, as well as how to make tangles look rounded with pearling or gradation.

Plus find design tips like changing shapes and adding borders, and how to draw inspiration from the world around you to make beautiful tangles!

Inspirational Zentangle Art Galleries

Once you’ve mastered your favorite tangles, you’ll want to branch out by creating unique art that reflects you! Take inspiration from the Traditional Zentangle gallery, which showcase pieces in black and white, as well as the ZIA gallery, which highlights the unique shapes and colors ZIAs bring to traditional Zentangle art.

You’ll also find useful advice on adding color to your designs!

Getting Started

Learn 101 Tangles

Create Beautiful Art

Inspiring Galleries

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Design Originals; First edition (November 1, 2012)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 160 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1574214276
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1574214277
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.4 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches

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