Zentangles, a link, and a challenge

Posted by Dindrane on October 14, 2007 in art, challenge, links |

Another good site found by Nancy Ward over at Paper Friendly:


Zentagles, explained at length on the site, are basically a way to divide a paper (or any surface, really) into segments, and then work on each segment at a time. The examples are mostly pen & ink, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use paints, ink washes, patterns, patterned papers, stamps, fabrics–whatever you want–to create a finished piece or a background for further work, such as sketching or collage. Why not? Zentangles are a good way to force yourself to focus, as well as a less-pressured way to just sit down and Create something.

The main site there also has an amazing (and somethings intimidating) gallery. Be sure to check it out.

As Paper Friendly points out, there is a good example with work-in-progress photos and description over at Crazy Art Girl’s blog.

So here’s another challenge for you: check out the history and meaning of Zentangles, and then create one of your own in any media and any style you so desire.

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