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« on: August 28, 2009 08:17:53 AM »

I made this for my brother's birthday after I saw the jigsaw letter that somebody posted here, and admired the beautiful zentangles people have drawn. I used to do doodles that were kind of similar, so I decided to make him a zentangle.

I used one of those blank puzzles from Joanns as a base and I painted it with a watercolour rainbow (I love rainbows!') And after it was dried I grabbed my pens and started to draw.

It took two days to draw because my hand kept cramping up and I had to take breaks, but it was fun! I used an assortment of markers - I started with Bic Markits but they're much too fat-tipped, so I just coloured with them, and did the details with some Staedtler lumocolours and then I did the even finer details with some fine-tipped pens.

And here it is... I haven't doodled like that in YEARS but it was really fun and I can see myself doing some more. I might make some Zentangle cards...
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009 08:24:37 AM »

i love this!
i love zentangles

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009 08:51:52 AM »

That's incredibly awesome! Lucky brother.

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009 12:37:06 PM »

Wow!  This is great.  I love all the swirls and whorls.  good job.

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009 06:36:35 PM »

Thanks! The hardest part was that the markers kept snagging on the corners of the puzzle pieces so I couldn't be nearly as smooth and free-flowing as I would have liked. I hope he likes it too...

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009 04:11:04 AM »

It looks really good - I love the colours!
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009 03:00:24 PM »

I'm glad my letter inspired you! But yours is much prettier! I think I like it better than mine.


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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009 09:38:05 PM »

Great idea for a card!  Looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009 01:42:38 PM »

Outstanding zentagle!!!  LOOOVE the colors~!!


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