One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun (One A Day)

One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun (One A Day)

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1592538118

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


One Zentangle A Day is a beautiful interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises. Zentangles are a new trend in the drawing and paper arts world. The concept was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing, by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. This step-by-step book is divided into 6 chapters, each with 7 daily exercises. Each exercise includes new tangles to draw in sketchbooks or on tiepolo (an Italian-made paper), teaches daily tile design, and offers tips on related art principles, and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art) project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals, and new techniques.

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tangling, you can easily expand upon it as you travel on your Zentangle journey. 13 001-021_28823.indd 13 001-021_C67286.indd 13 (RAY) (Text) 7/27/12 12:34 PM 8/6/12 7:19 PM (F29)_Job: E07-28814/28823 Title: RP: One Zentangle A Day E08-AC67286 #150 Dtp:160 Page:13 One of the wonderful things about Zentangle is that, like life, a Zentangle is always a work in progress. there is always another stroke that can be deliberately made, a new pattern to learn or invent to cover or transform an area

Patti euler queens@queensink.com ellen goZeling www.kunstkamer.info angie can be reached at angie@avgraphics.net, or you can visit her website www.vangalis.co.uk or www.angievangalis.com. Cris letourneau www.tangledupInart.com Judy lehman Judy lehman is an experienced designer, and textile and fiber artist, who has toured and taught nationally and internationally, as well as an elementary art teacher. Judy, a certified zentangle teacher, saw the potential for zentangle to help students in

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