The Art of Zentangle: 50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist

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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 Zentangle. Zentangle is an art concept that is engaging, approachable, and fun enough for someone who has never picked up any art tools or created a ...

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Overview

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 Zentangle. Zentangle is an art concept that is engaging, approachable, and fun enough for someone who has never picked up any art tools or created a piece of art, yet is still meditative, productive, and creative enough for an advanced artist to enjoy. While many popular Zentangle books share tips, inspiration, and final artwork, there are few that break down Zentangle into a step-by-step process. Structured to be part instruction, part inspiration, and part doodling, The Art of Zentangle will first demonstrate how to create Zentangle art by showing intricate patterns broken out into several steps. After artists have warmed up and are ready to give it a try on their own, they’ll be invited to practice creating their own Zentangle designs on the beautifully designed blank pages of this inspirational sketch journal. A short gallery of final artwork and several inspirational prompts are included in this comprehensive introduction to the new, inspirational world of Zentangle.

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Art and meditation have been drawing pals since Paleolithic times, so it's fruitful to think of Zentangle as the latest fruition of this calming relationship. The Art of Zentangle engages readers in the meditative process of creating art with simple shapes, lines, and combinations. What begins as quiet doodling experimentation becomes an evolving, calming artwork, which in turn inspires even fledgling drawers to broaden their aesthetic horizons. It's intuitive; surprising; fun and relaxing; ceremonial and meditative; and, not least, it's portable!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600583582
  • Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 69,974
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Bremner was never really interested in being anything but an artist. She loves colors, patterns, visual textures and designs. Margaret has been married to her husband for 33 years. The couple recently returned home to Quebec after spending two years in China teaching English.www.enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com By day Norma J. Burnell is a website designer. At night, SheÆs a "Tangler." Norma enjoys drawing and painting in addition to tangling and has taught art to adults and children.www.fairy-tangles.com Penny Raile is a mixed media and digital artist, as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She teaches Zentangle workshops regularly. www.TangleTangleTangle.com Lara Wils is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and was a graduate of the first CZT training. In addition to Zentangle, she enjoys creating jewelry and other crafts. She lives with her wonderful partner Ned and their terrifically terrorizing kitten, Hugo.www.laralina-tangleware.blogspot.comMargaret Bremner was never really interested in being anything but an artist. She loves colors, patterns, visual textures and designs. Margaret has been married to her husband for 33 years. The couple recently returned home to Quebec after spending two years in China teaching English.www.enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com By day Norma J. Burnell is a website designer. At night, SheÆs a "Tangler." Norma enjoys drawing and painting in addition to tangling and has taught art to adults and children.www.fairy-tangles.com Penny Raile is a mixed media and digital artist, as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She teaches Zentangle workshops regularly. www.TangleTangleTangle.com Lara Wils is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and was a graduate of the first CZT training. In addition to Zentangle, she enjoys creating jewelry and other crafts. She lives with her wonderful partner Ned and their terrifically terrorizing kitten, Hugo.www.laralina-tangleware.blogspot.comTalented Zentangle\u00ae artist Penny Raile is known within the art community for her whimsical designs and spirited use of color. As part of her work with a Los Angeles nonprofit organization, she has taught children's art therapy classes. As one of the four authors of Walter Foster's, The Art of Zentangle\u00ae, Penny\u00b9s publishing debut has enjoyed combined sales of more than 56,000 units within the first 8 months of release. A "maker of stuff," Penny creates whimsical projects, ranging from cardboard cuckoo clocks to WhimBots crafted from thrift-store finds. Penny brings her special brand of creativity to all of her professional pursuits, including her many years in nonprofit fundraising and development. Visitwww.tangletangletangle.com andhttp://raile.typepad.com.Margaret Bremner was never really interested in being anything but an artist. She loves colors, patterns, visual textures and designs. Margaret has been married to her husband for 33 years. The couple recently returned home to Quebec after spending two years in China teaching English.www.enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com By day Norma J. Burnell is a website designer. At night, SheÆs a "Tangler." Norma enjoys drawing and painting in addition to tangling and has taught art to adults and children.www.fairy-tangles.com Penny Raile is a mixed media and digital artist, as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She teaches Zentangle workshops regularly. www.TangleTangleTangle.com Lara Wils is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and was a graduate of the first CZT training. In addition to Zentangle, she enjoys creating jewelry and other crafts. She lives with her wonderful partner Ned and their terrifically terrorizing kitten, Hugo.www.laralina-tangleware.blogspot.com
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A wonderful source of inspiration can be found in Japanese motifs, which are easily found in Asian art and nature. Look through books or online for ideas. When you see something you like, add the pattern to the bonsai tree below.
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Table of Contents


Introduction                                                                                     

How to Use this Book                                                   

Tools & Materials                                                                           

Getting Started                                                                               

Enhancements                                                                 

Borders                                                                                               

Basic Patterns                                                                  

Whimsical Tangling with Penny Raile, CZT                                   
                Creatures & Sillies                                                           

                Flux                                                                                      

                Hollibaugh                                                                          

                Roxi                                                                                      

                Project #1: Fish Aquarium                                           

                Project #2: Fantasy Gardens                                      

                Project #3: Tangly Toadstools                    

                Tangled Motifs                                                 

                Channeling Picasso                                                         

                Project #4: Silhouette Tangles                   

Zentangle® Inspired Art with
Norma J. Burnell, CZT                                                   

                Finding Inspiration                                                          

                Pokeleaf                                                                             

                Dragonair                                                                           

                Chainlea                                                                              

                Project #5: Hummingbird                                            

                Project #6: Fairy                                                              

                ZIA Fairies                                                                          

Zentangle® Mandalas with
Margaret Bremner, CZT                                                               

                Getting Centered                                                           

                Printemps                                                                          

                Cadent                                                                                

                Shing                                                                                    

                Project #7: Zentangle® Mandala             <                         
                Project #8: Mandala Stencil String                           

Tangling Outside the Box with
Lara Williams, CZT                                                                          

                Creating Strings                                                               

                Poppet                                                                                

                Zippee !                                                                             

                Twink                                                                                   

                Glitter Tangles                                                  

                Tangled Frame                                                 

About the Artists                                                                            

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Zentangle Fun

    Excellent book. Easy to follow and fun to complete. Easy to pick up and "do" when you have time to get back to. The projects are gorgeous. I have not completed the book but look forward to doing so.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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