A – Z Blogging Challenge = Z is for Zentangle®

Doodling for adults is how I think of Zentangle®. I enjoy crafts of all sorts, and this is the sort of thing that I can do anytime, anywhere. All you need is a piece of paper and a pen. The idea is that you create abstract patterns of black ink on white paper, traditionally in a small square, 3.5 inches or 89mm in size. 

 Increasingly people are tangling in different shapes, and creating Zentangle Inspired Art (see pic below), building up a piece of art that often confuses the eye in its complexity.

http://tanglepatterns.com/tag/zentangle is a great resource on different patterns and how to draw them. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.

 

Zentangle Pictures, Drawing, Black And White, Art

And maybe because I like Zentangle®, I like the following artist, who produces large, complex pen and ink pictures with patterns http://www.elihelman.com/

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “A – Z Blogging Challenge = Z is for Zentangle®

  1. Wow, I’ve been waiting to find out what the heck a zentangle is. Imagine my surprise to know that I’ve been doing zentangles with my doodles for years and had no idea! Great ending to the challenge. Congrats on making it to Z. Glad I found your blog. Looking forward to reading more…
    Michele at Angels Bark

    Like

  2. I looked at that image of a Zentangle and thought, “no way in a million years would I ever be able to do that!” And then I popped over to the instruction page you linked to, and hey, maybe I actually could. They’re very pleasing, these Zentangles. I’m going to have to try one. And *easy* one. 🙂

    Catch you in May, Kimberley.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Glad people liked the Zentangle post. Have a great weekend, folks, it’s a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK so here’s to 3 days of reading, writing and enjoying family and friends. Catch you all next week.

    Like

  4. Cool! I never knew the name for it… though had seen another blogger’s work. Maybe I never read her “about” section. Thx for explaining this.

    Thank you so much for participating in the A to Z Challenge! You rock! Congrats on getting to the letter Z! Reminder: there will be an A to Z Reflections round on May 4th. There will be a Linky for it on the main blog, so please look for it there! Please post your reflections on the challenge, visit others, and catch up on the blogs you didn’t have time to read!

    Team Macha, Helping Co-Host Zalka
    Maui Jungalow

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s