Page 24 {Zentangle Inspired Sketchbook}

Hi everyone 🙂

I wanted to draw a Zentangle on the weekend. I wanted to draw it just for fun and didn’t care if it was pretty or ugly. 😀
This page was fun to draw and I tried two new patterns (Aquafleur & Quipple). I like some parts of the drawing (Aquafleur at upper left & Hollibaugh variation in the middle) and I don’t like some parts of the drawing (Aquafleur at the lower right & Hollibaugh variation at the upper left). I think that’s ok.
I want to use the pattern Aquafleur more often in the future and I want to create more variations of the different Zentangle patterns.

Sketchbook Page 23

Hi everyone 🙂
I guess I can write something about my Zentangle inspired sketchbook pages, when I’m sharing them with you, so I’ll do that now.

I had some problems with this sketchbook page. I wanted to draw a leaf of a Monstera Deliciosa with Zentangle patterns inside, but shortly after I started, I began to not like it. 😀
My first thought was: The pattern doesn’t match the leaf. I wanted to rip the page off, but I didn’t. I wanted to continue and see what happens.

I liked the drawing after I finished the patterns. I wanted to add the colour next and used my watercolour pens.
After a few seconds, I realized that the green was too dark and one can’t see the pattern anymore (it seems lighter on the foto though).
I was frustrated and just scribbled the colour all over the leaf. I hated the drawing. 😀
I hated this page so much, but I didn’t want to rip it out so I used water to activate the watercolour. I think it looked much better after that.
In the end, I am happy with the outcome, even though I think I could have done this better. 😀

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Before activating the watercolour

Zentangle sketchbook page by Fabienne Blumberg

After activating the watercolour

Zendoodle Sketchbook

Hey guys,

I’m really into Zentangle and Zentangle Inspired Art again. I have started to draw in a Sketchbook, where I want to fill every page with Zentangle Inspired Art.
I also bought a new video camera recently (wich is really nice) and recorded a video where I draw in my Sketchbook. I hope yo like it. 🙂

New ZIA

Hey guys,

I drew a new ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) drawing yesterday that I wanted to show you. I had the need to draw ZIA, because it is very relaxing and I wanted to do a drawing without an eraser. I’m happy with the result, but I don’t have a name for it… Let me know your opinion. 🙂

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Zentangle Inspired Art

I had already written about Zentangle yesterday. Now I want to tell you about Zentangle Inspired Art and show you some of my drawings. The name Zentangle Inspired Art speaks for itself. This term refers to art, which is inspired by Zentangle and uses for example Zentangle patterns. Drawings of animals, filled in with Zentangle patterns are often referred as Zentangle Inspired Art. I’ll put some of my Zentangle Inspired Art below as examples.

What is Zentangle?

I mentioned the word Zentangle in my last blog article and some of you might not now, what that exactly means. Therefore, I decided to write an article about Zentangle.

Zentangle is a drawing and relaxation method where you draw different, complex patterns on a 3.5-inch (89 mm) square paper tile. The method was invented by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Sadly I can not describe you exactly how to create Zentangles because the method is protected and may only be taught by certified teachers but there are a few books and blogs by certified teachers wich describe the method. For example, the book “One Zentangle A Day” by Beckah Krahula that I mentioned in my last blog article. You can also read further information about Zentangle on the official website if you are interested.

Zentangle Website: https://www.zentangle.com/zentangle-method

Here is one of my Zentangles as an example:

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“One Zentangle A Day” Book Review

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Hey guys,

Today I want to show you a book that I really like. It’s about the book “One Zentangle A Day” by Beckah Krahula. The book teaches the art and relaxation method Zentangle.

The book is separated into six chapters, each one with seven daily exercises. Each exercise includes new patterns for your Zentangles and tips to help you to improve them. Most of the patterns are really beautiful. The only drawback of the book is that the patterns are not explained very well, in my opinion. I would recommend this book anyway because it starts very slow and suitable for beginners, but get more and more complex over time.

Lastly, I want to show you my Zentangles from the first chapter of the book.