Zentangle Studio Scoop

I was introduced to Zentangle last year, through a workshop organized by one of the Certified Zentangle Teacher Angie Vangalis in our city's art association. I instantly fell in love with the intricate designs. I have always enjoyed making patterns and have made few here and there much before I came to know about Zentangle. So for me, this workshop was the best thing ever. I learned  few patterns, learned how to use them and created few zentangle tiles. 
       A sketch from my old journal I made in 2005
Zentangle is created with ink on paper. However, the use of Sakura pen and a Zentangle title is advised for great quality and archival purpose. The art involves tangled patterns. The complex looking patterns are created in a step by step process that makes it easy to create even for non artistic person. Since my mixed media works have a lot of embossed lines and patterns, zentangle was the perfect thing to learn.

Zentangle tile and Sakura Micron pen...one of my first tangles..

I enjoy creating art using multiple media, here is the twist of zentangle on watercolor art that I came up with. The out come is fabulous and has been highly appreciated. I am still in the process of evolving my style and theme in this method. But so far it has been fun and I am able to achieve the look I want.

        "The Zen - Buddha" my first atempt with Watercolor and Zentangle

My process starts with a light sketch on the watercolor paper. Then make an under-painting in watercolor. Once that is dried I tangle on it. The under-painting in itself looks like a completed watercolor painting. So creating the tangles on it gives a rich look. But, usually I am nervous to death doing this..... I don't want to mess up the under-painting. Though, they say there are no mistakes in Zentangle....there is pressure working on an under-painting, but worth the end results.



Learn more about it at www.zentangle.com
Zentangle and "Anything is possible..one stroke at a time" are the registered trademarked intellectual property of Rick Roberts and Maria Thoma.
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.
Would love to hear which one of my Zentangle artwork you like the most ??

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