30 Day Drawing Challenge Day 20: Zentangle Doodling
|Tangled Turtle © Rebecca Zdybel and page from my sketchbook
Tombow markers and black permanent Staedtler Mars Pen.
You can use this drawing as a reference for pattern possibilities =)
Taking patterns and using them to fill in shapes is not new. It’s a method many famous artists have used with great result…Gustav Klimt and Picasso come immediately to mind. Check out these examples of patterns being used within shapes for visual interest. Patterns that are used repeatedly can be referred to as “motifs”. Repetition can provide harmony in design, and that’s a good thing.
|Claude son of Picasso- Picasso|
|Dora Maar in an Armchair- Picasso|
|Girl Before a Mirror- Picasso|
|The Kiss- Gustav Klimt|
Tangled Turtle-©Rebecca Zdybel
The following is excerpted from wikihow:
Start creating a tangle. A “tangle” is a pattern drawn in pen along the contours of a string. One Zentangle may have just one tangle, or a combination of different tangles. Use your pen to begin drawing whatever pattern comes to you – again, there’s no right or wrong move inside a Zentangle. As you work, keep the following in mind:
Step 4: Continue to fill in your patterns within each section, changing them as you come to a new section. Have fun with this, there is no wrong way to do it.
Step 5: You can shade the patterns, or add color as you wish.
Step 6: Send me a photo so we can all enjoy your efforts!
|Deb Thoden’s beautiful example of zentangle.|
Here is another challenger’s drawing sent to me yesterday…
|Lovely! The Elegant writer has yet another fan in this artist…|
Happy Zentangling! I hope you enjoy it and find your zen…
(if you want more detailed zentangle instructions, here’s a website http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Zentangle)
I will be breaking out my Tombow marker in burnt sienna color -947 for a sketch or two during the final couple of weeks of this challenge. If you would like to get one, it’s around $5-6. Here is a link: Tombow 947 Marker- Amazon
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