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« on: April 12, 2011 05:03:30 PM »

Howdy all!  Smiley

Posted a pottery project I had done with Zentangles and several people seemed to never have heard of them. So I thought I would post a few I've done.

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Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.

Being a beginner to Zentangles mine are no where near some of the ones I've seen, but you will get the general idea. The Zentangles are the one thing I can do while recuperating from spinal surgery, and they are easy to do.

You can find loads of free patterns online with tutorials, too. Check in particular Flickr.

So here are some of mine.

T-2 by HRSG - Recuperating Still, on Flickr


T-3 by HRSG - Recuperating Still, on Flickr


T-5 by HRSG - Recuperating Still, on Flickr


T-6 by HRSG - Recuperating Still, on Flickr


T-1 by HRSG - Recuperating Still, on Flickr


T-4 by HRSG - Recuperating Still, on Flickr

Enjoy tangling! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011 06:04:50 PM »

HSG--these are very beautiful and fun! What a lovely way to recuperate--these would calm the mind because if the repetitiveness and interesting graphics! 

Thanks for sharing...
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011 07:11:12 PM »

I used to do these alot actually when i was in highschool, but i had never found out what they were called because it was just in my bordum i did them rather than for art class Smiley thanks for posting them though, they look really nice.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011 11:11:16 PM »

I love these!  I also did this kind of art doodles as a kid, but never knew it had a name. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011 11:26:52 PM »

I used to do these alot actually when i was in highschool, but i had never found out what they were called because it was just in my bordum i did them rather than for art class Smiley thanks for posting them though, they look really nice.
same here-its so relaxing and can really help ypu calm down. these look great!feel better
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011 04:55:46 AM »

Thanks all! It's funny how many of have done them, but just always called them doodling. Smiley

HSG--these are very beautiful and fun! What a lovely way to recuperate--these would calm the mind because if the repetitiveness and interesting graphics! 

Thanks for sharing...
Thank you, and glad to share!
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011 06:15:43 AM »

The square set you did would make awesome inchies!  hmmm...maybe I should do a zentangle ATC or inchies swap...it would be fun to collect these doodles/zentangles!
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011 07:03:03 AM »

The square set you did would make awesome inchies!  hmmm...maybe I should do a zentangle ATC or inchies swap...it would be fun to collect these doodles/zentangles!
Excellent idea!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011 07:58:04 PM »

I've been using this style of drawing with charcoal for years. The charcoal is more plastic than the pen, you can continue smudging adding and subtracting after you reach what would be a finished zentangle, allowing fantastic abstract forms to rise from your work. I enjoy the methodical filling in of my drawings and have taken photo's of them (unfortunately lost in the sands of time and forgotten tech)  at the early stages because they were lovely in themselves. Thank you for helping me revisit the technique! Pen is much more portable than my charcoal, and I can carry them with me to create complete works of art in my sketchbook.

This link has some nice video's and a sampler of the artists favourite filling patterns:
http://www.milliande.com/Zendoodle-Sampler-Zentangle-Pattern-Styles-Tutorial.html
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011 04:12:31 AM »

The charcoal sounds like a really interesting medium to use. Would love to see any you might have.

I've seen the video before, but I am sure people here will find it useful.

This site has patterns and links to other places for pattern samples.
http://tanglepatterns.com/
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011 07:10:57 PM »

My mother-in-law just introduced me to these. Very cool!
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2011 09:34:24 AM »

Those are lovely. <3 I have patience for all kinds of other things but not zentangles. I always lose my inspiration half way through. Sad
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