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30
Mar
13

Zentangles

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

I have recently discovered the art of Zentangle, which I find fascinating!

The Zentangle art form is very much related to the way I draw already, and so it feels natural to me. I love exploring the patterns, and I love the small format. I also love the possibilities that Zentangle Inspired Art (“ZIAs”) present.  Once I get the hang of working with the different patterns, I will start adding Zentangle influences to other works of art and with different media. I am very excited about this!

Zentangle.com is the best place to start. I bought a book called “One Zentangle A Day” by Certified Zentangle Teacher ( CZT) Beckah Krahula . I highly recommend this book as a place to start your Zentangle journey.

I did find an error in her book concerning the paper that is used for the “official” Zentangle tiles.  She writes that the paper is Fabriano Tiepolo, 240 lb weight printmaking paper. After doing a lot of searching through art supply websites, I finally went to the Fabriano paper making website, and discovered that their Tiepolo only comes in 140lb weight. I’m guessing this is a typo on Beckah’s part. The paper can be purchased from Art Supply Warehouse at $5,80 per sheet if you buy 5 sheets. They continue to discount the price as you buy more sheets. I bought 5 sheets and paid about $8.00 S&H. When the paper arrived, I cut one of the sheets into the official 3.5 sq inch size, and got about 50 tiles. Official pre-cut Zentangle tiles come 55 to a pack for $29.00 plus S&H.  Zentangle tiles have their logo on the back, and two lines that are used to sign and date the tile. I don’t mind not having a logo, and I can draw the lines myself, as Beckah indicates in her book.

.??????????? Zentangles 008 Zentangles 012These are examples of what I have worked on at this point. The first two are done with a white Gelly Roll pen by Sakura on Strathmore 400 series Gray Scale paper at 80lb. The first is on black, and the second on a dark gray. The paper has a textured surface. The third is an exercise from my notebook done with a  Sakura MICRON 005 black pen.

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