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The Art of Zentangle

50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist

The Art of Zentangle
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Format: Paperback, 144 Pages
Item: 211176
ISBN: 9781600583582
Publisher: Walter Foster
Specs
Illustrations: 175
Size: 8.75 x 11.67
Weight: 1.563 lb.
Published: April 15th 2013
DC: AW
Price: $19.95
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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 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.

 

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, She’s 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.
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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           
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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