So while I was recuperating and pinned things on Pinterest I zentangled. Some of my favorites patterns are: betweed, mooka, cubine, tuscon, and paradox. I watched these video here from the creators of Zentagles.
On Flickr you can find a lovely gallery of Zentangles. I have Zentangle inspirational and patterns collected on my Pinterest Board.
An official Zentangle is on a nice piece of drawing paper. Cut to 3.5 inches square and drawn with a fine ink pen. Sakuara .25mm pigma pens are recommended and I love them too. Since falling in love with tangling I got myself some pens, a nice journal to explore patterns and some lovely white paper to cut to size.
Here's some of the first tangling I did before I understood the standard process or size.
My tangling journal where I explore new patterns:
Some how I came across the basic steps. This is how I understand it.
- Draw four points in the corners of the card with a pencil. Then connect those points. Don't fret about the lines they don't have to be straight wibbly-wobbly is good! If you want the design to go to the edges of the card you don't have to do this.
- Also with your pencil draw what's called a string inside the box you made. Not sure on the rules on this. I see ones that are done all curvy and some that are several lines all straight too.
- Then with your fine ink pen fill in section with patterns that please you. Most of all have fun and don't fret about it. Your string is a guidde but not meant to restrict you. You can tangle outside of the lines.
- Then last you can add some shading or not. It can really make it all pop.
Here are a few of my official tangle squares:
You can see the string lines I created and how I used them and didn't use them.
This was done using a diamond grid and combining lines and the paradox tangle.
This one I followed the string a bit more.
Tangle! You know you want to. It's like doodling in highschool but better and you don't have to do it to stay awake during a boring lecture. You an do it because it's fun!
Edited to spell Tuesday correctly and remove my draft notes :P