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One Zentangle A Day

A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun

One Zentangle A Day
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Format: Paperback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538119
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: One A Day
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Illustrations: 150 color photos
Size: 8.5 x 9
Weight: 0.06 lb.
Published: Nov. 1, 2012
DC: AQ
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One Zentangle A Day is a beautiful interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises. Zentangles are a new trend in the drawing and paper arts world. The concept was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing, by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. This step-by-step book is divided into 6 chapters, each with 7 daily exercises. Each exercise includes new tangles to draw in sketchbooks or on tiepolo (an Italian-made paper), teaches daily tile design, and offers tips on related art principles, and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art) project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals, and new techniques.

Beckah Krahula is an artist, writer, consultant, product designer, and industry expert. She began her career with the first graphic rubber stamp company in the U.S., and has worked as a full-time mixed media artist ever since. She has worked for publishers, toy designers, and product manufacturers. In February of 2011 she became a certified Zentangle teacher. She lives in Houston, TX. She is the author of One Zentangle a Day (Quarry Books, 2012) and the forthcoming book, 500 Tangles, to be published February 1, 2015, also by Quarry Books.

"After a day spent playing with your toddler and trying to understand her unique babbling language, your nanny deserves a little relaxation time. Introduce her to the newest art craze: Zentangle. It's a method of art mediation, where you draw complex repetitive patterns (kind of like the doodles you used to make when you were bored in school). But these drawings become beautiful works of art." - Tiffany Smith
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Introduction
Zentangle in Practice
What is Zentangle?
Chapter One: Basics and Enhancements
Chapter Two: Tangles and Value Patterns
Chapter Three: Geometric and Organic Patterns
Chapter Four: Understanding and Using Color
Chapter Five: Defining and Using Style
Chapter Six: Creating the Rest of Your Zentangle Journey
Inspiration Gallery
Appendix
Resources
Artist Contributors
About the Author
Acknowledgements
The Eleven-Step Zentangle Process

Relax
Breathe
Admire the paper and tools.
Appreciate this opportunity.
Draw the border.
Draw the string.
With the pen, draw the tangles.
With the pencil, shade the tangles.
With the pen, initial the front, and sign, date, and comment on the back.
Reflect and appreciate.
Admire up close and at arm's length.

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