The Art of Zentangle: 50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist
Zentangle® is a meditative process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to make a complicated and interesting final piece of artwork. The focus of Zentangle is on the process of creation, rather than the end result. The beauty of Zentangle is that there is no right way or wrong way. If you can draw a line and a circle (perfectly or not), you can Zentang...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Walter Foster Publishing
(first published April 1st 2013)
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This was fun to check out and get into. I am not very good at drawing. Ask to to draw a person, animal, a scene, etc and forget it. This starts you off with simple lines that you can grow with at your own skill level and imagination. This book teaches you to start with a basic concept and to just keep growing until you are satisfied. This really is stress free. This book is great for beginners and even has more advanced art like drawing a fairy and all the extras she comes with. Animals, squares...more
Very basic. Some ideas but doesn't really bring anything new to the table. I would go for another Zentangle book if you've been tangling a little on your own or have discovered tanglepatterns.com. It's a pretty, colourful book, but it's not comprehensive enough for it to be a go-to book, plus the 'blank' pages for you to practice on are so large (full pages) that they take up too much page real estate. IMO they could've provided smaller areas for practice and instead recommend you keep a notepad...more
I had so much fun with this book! I have zero artistic talent, but even I could do this! It had step by step directions for what look like complicated designs, but a very doable when broken down. The repetitive patterns really do inspire peace of mind and I ended up with some neat little creations. This book has definitely inspired me to look more into this subject and learn more techniques.