The Art of Zentangle

The Art of Zentangle

50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas for the Meditative Artist

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Irvine, CA : Walter Foster Pub., c2013.
ISBN: 9781600583582
160058358X
Branch Call Number: 741.6 Art 08/2013
Characteristics: 144 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Meissner, Stephanie

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chriscoleman
Dec 29, 2016

As Zentangle books go, this one is mostly fluffy. There are numerous pages that are blank, meant for you to "tangle" on, but you could do this with a piece of paper, so that's a ridiculous waste of space. There were about a handful of pages that were worth reading. Pp. 18-19 discusses how to find creatures in things like cracked sidewalks. I've seen this in another book so this was basically copied, but it's still interesting. There are some blank fish to tangle, a two page spread on fairies, and that's about it. Pass on this one.

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Jasta
Aug 17, 2014

People! You have been doing this all your lives. Someone just decided to patent the doodle and make people pay to instruct others on doodling. Ridiculous. BUT I was inspired to elaborate on my doodles more often, and so for that "Zentangle" I thank you.

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