The Art Of Zentangle: 50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas For The Meditative Artist

by Margaret Bremner, Norma J. Burnell, Penny Raile

Walter Foster Publishing | April 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Art Of Zentangle: 50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas For The Meditative Artist is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

Zentangle® is a meditative process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to make a complicated and interesting final piece of artwork. The focus of Zentangle is on the process of creation, rather than the end result. The beauty of Zentangle is that there is no right way or wrong way. If you can draw a line and a circle (perfectly or not), you can Zentangle. Zentangle is an art concept that is engaging, approachable, and fun enough for someone who has never picked up any art tools or created a piece of art, yet is still meditative, productive, and creative enough for an advanced artist to enjoy. While many popular Zentangle books share tips, inspiration, and final artwork, there are few that break down Zentangle into a step-by-step process. Structured to be part instruction, part inspiration, and part doodling, The Art of Zentangle will first demonstrate how to create Zentangle art by showing intricate patterns broken out into several steps. After artists have warmed up and are ready to give it a try on their own, they’ll be invited to practice creating their own Zentangle designs on the beautifully designed blank pages of this inspirational sketch journal. A short gallery of final artwork and several inspirational prompts are included in this comprehensive introduction to the new, inspirational world of Zentangle.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 11.75 × 8.88 × 0.62 in

Published: April 15, 2013

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 160058358X

ISBN - 13: 9781600583582

Found in: Art and Architecture

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I bought this to expand my practice of Zentagle and am so happy I did.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect place to start Zentangling! I bought this book and some sketch pads for my Mom for an early Mother's Day present and it was a perfect resource for leaning the basic techiques and had plenty of inspirations for how to put the basics into use on larger projects. The basic concepts are quite simple, the process of using repetitive pattern elements is calming and focusing and my Mom, my sister and I were all drawn in (pun intended) to the art of Zentangle. I'm not normally able to 'draw' much past a stick figure, but I was so impressed with how artistic a few little patterns can become when combined into a larger piece. It works great as a 'pick up where you left off' kind of project and I will now keep a small sketchpad and pen in my purse for an inexpensive and portable way to fill unexpected waiting times and 'take five' breaks.
Date published: 2013-05-08

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The Art Of Zentangle: 50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas For The Meditative Artist

The Art Of Zentangle: 50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas For The Meditative Artist

by Margaret Bremner, Norma J. Burnell, Penny Raile

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 11.75 × 8.88 × 0.62 in

Published: April 15, 2013

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 160058358X

ISBN - 13: 9781600583582

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A wonderful source of inspiration can be found in Japanese motifs, which are easily found in Asian art and nature. Look through books or online for ideas. When you see something you like, add the pattern to the bonsai tree below.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                                                                     How to Use this Book                                                   Tools & Materials                                                                           Getting Started                                                                               Enhancements                                                                 Borders                                                                                               Basic Patterns                                                                  Whimsical Tangling with Penny Raile, CZT                                                    Creatures & Sillies                                                                           Flux                                                                                                      Hollibaugh                                                                                          Roxi                                                                                                      Project #1: Fish Aquarium                                                           Project #2: Fantasy Gardens                                                      Project #3: Tangly Toadstools                                    Tangled Motifs                                                                 Channeling Picasso                                                             
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From the Publisher

Zentangle® is a meditative process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to make a complicated and interesting final piece of artwork. The focus of Zentangle is on the process of creation, rather than the end result. The beauty of Zentangle is that there is no right way or wrong way. If you can draw a line and a circle (perfectly or not), you can Zentangle. Zentangle is an art concept that is engaging, approachable, and fun enough for someone who has never picked up any art tools or created a piece of art, yet is still meditative, productive, and creative enough for an advanced artist to enjoy. While many popular Zentangle books share tips, inspiration, and final artwork, there are few that break down Zentangle into a step-by-step process. Structured to be part instruction, part inspiration, and part doodling, The Art of Zentangle will first demonstrate how to create Zentangle art by showing intricate patterns broken out into several steps. After artists have warmed up and are ready to give it a try on their own, they’ll be invited to practice creating their own Zentangle designs on the beautifully designed blank pages of this inspirational sketch journal. A short gallery of final artwork and several inspirational prompts are included in this comprehensive introduction to the new, inspirational world of Zentangle.

From the Jacket

Welcome to The Art of Zentangle®! Whether you’re an expert tangler or are discovering this innovative art form for the first time, inspiration abounds in this guided journey through the world of Zentangle thanks to the creative expressions of four talented Certified Zentangle® Teachers. In addition to learning the basics, including understanding key terms, drawing basic tangles, and creating unique patterns, you’ll discover what “strings” are and how to see them everywhere you go. Step-by-step projects demonstrate how to create Zentangle mandalas, Zentangle Inspired Art, and tangled wall décor. Best of all, you’ll learn how to relax and enjoy the process. With creative prompts and ideas designed to inspire, you’ll soon discover just how fun and rewarding Zentangle can be. Open practice areas throughout the book invite you to try the techniques described, as well as put your creative ideas and tangling skills to use.

About the Author

Margaret Bremner was never really interested in being anything but an artist. She loves colors, patterns, visual textures and designs. Margaret has been married to her husband for 33 years. The couple recently returned home to Quebec after spending two years in China teaching English.www.enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com By day Norma J. Burnell is a website designer. At night, SheÆs a "Tangler." Norma enjoys drawing and painting in addition to tangling and has taught art to adults and children.www.fairy-tangles.com Penny Raile is a mixed media and digital artist, as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She teaches Zentangle workshops regularly. www.TangleTangleTangle.com Lara Wils is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and was a graduate of the first CZT training. In addition to Zentangle, she enjoys creating jewelry and other crafts. She lives with her wonderful partner Ned and their terrifically terrorizing kitten, Hugo.www.laralina-tangleware.blogspot.comNorma J. Burnell, CZT, is an accomplished artist and has been involved in the arts all of her life. She has had years of formal training in the classical arts, focusing on drawing and painting, and has also taught art and jewelry-making to adults and children. Norma has won several People's Choice awards for her Fairy-Tangles Artist Trading Cards, and she received her Zentangle Teacher Certification in October 2011. A website designer for an advertising agency in Rhode Island, Norma enjoys being a total computer "geek,"
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