Sometimes you need a little help.
I love sharing my zentangle zendoodle tangle patterns with people, and seeing what they do with them. No one does a tangle in exactly the same way.
Here is a gorgeous zentangle done by flowerlady56 using STUBS, VORTEX and BUOY from my patterns. She’s using PRINTEMPS, HOLLIBAUGH, MSST and PEARLZ, which are official zentangle patterns, and a few patterns that I believe are her own.
She’s using color to great effect, and I just love what she’s done.
You can see more of her work at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42738371@N07/
Sandra Bartholomew is incredibly generous in sharing new patterns. As a certified teacher, she shows some of the official zentangle patterns and some of her own incredible patterns.
This week, she has incorporated the tangle-of-the-week in a slide show of her studio. Her studio is funky and lots of fun. Well worth a click away to see it.
Tangle of the week and studio tour of Sandra’s studio:
And don’t forget to check out her new book. It may be sold out at the moment, but I suspect she’ll have more available soon. It’s a terrific little book with great examples of approximately 100 tangles! She isn’t sharing the patterns in this book, but she’s preparing a tangle pattern book that will be on sale soon!
Sandra Bartholomew’s Alphatangle book:
The mind is a funny thing. It takes clues from shadow and shape, size and detail, and interprets how big, how far, how deep.
You can fool the mind into believing there are three dimensional shapes and distance between objects by using shadow and detail.
Upwall is a fun little pattern that plays tricks with the mind.
Triangles and Squares and Circles, oh my! The most basic of shapes become fragile and beautiful with fractal geometry.
Waclaw Sierpinski was a Polish mathmetician who described the properties of these two fractals. They are interesting both mathmatically and visually.
You can create a delicate, lacy effect in your zentangles by adding one of these wonders of nature to your work.
Peacock Pride by Sandra Kay Strait aka Molossus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/aceo/4223563798/.
I varied my peacock pattern for this zentangle inspired drawing.
8.25 x 5 moleskine sketch journal. Various artist and brush pens.
I’ve been drawing in various journals. The moleskine has a smooth finish and works wonderfully with both ink pens and brush pens.
Peacocks are such silly birds but they know they are beautfiul, strutting slowly so all can admire their radiance.
This peacock feather isn’t true to life, but it’s frilly and soft and perfect for that last embellishment in a zentangle.
A beautiful ATC
You can see more of her work at:
Fractal Geometry–math and image combine to crystalize patterns in rare and elegant designs. Each image twisting itself into spirals of mathmatically perfect repetition, over and over.
You don’t need to be mathmatically perfect, or even understand the math, to use fractal designs in your zentangles. Just repeat an image a few times or until it fills the page.
Xpetal creates a lovely floral pattern that adds grace and beauty to your zentangle.
Big cats are the embodiment of grace and power. They glide through the jungle, their coats rippling over muscle.
The spot pattern of the leopard or jaguar makes a simple, but striking tangle that provides movement and power to a zentangle or Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA).
The spots on both cats are similar. Just add a dot or two in the center of a leopard’s spots, and they become jaguar.