Zentangle Basics: A Creative Art form Where All You Need Is Paper Pencil & Pen

by Suzanne McNeill

FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING | January 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Zentangle Basics: A Creative Art form Where All You Need Is Paper Pencil & Pen is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.

Zentangle Basics introduces you to today's hottest trend in drawing meditation. Using only pencil, pen, and paper, you'll learn how to draw 25 original tangles, and discover inspiring ideas for incorporating these designs into your art. This expanded workbook edition includes an interactive bonus section where you can get started with warm-up exercises, practice tangling, and experiment with strings and shading.

With benefits including stress relief, inspiration, and improved self-esteem, Zentangle can be done anywhere and no special "artistic" talent is required. Tangles can be used to decorate wearables and home decor objects as well as cards, scrapbook pages and journals. Best of all, you can tangle even if you have never drawn anything before.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 16 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.13 in

Published: January 1, 2010

Publisher: FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 157421327X

ISBN - 13: 9781574213270

Found in: Art and Architecture

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! I bought this book a week ago and I can't believe the beautiful artwork I have already been able to create. This is a great beginner book! I have already ordered additional books to get more tangles!
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite Zentangle book Zentangle Basics by Suzanne McNeill has remained my favourite even though I own four other related book. She starts from the beginning listing the few materials that you need to get started and what ages this art form would be appropriate, ages five and up. Very quickly, Suzanne gets you started with your first drawing. She shows step by step illustrations of how to draw each tangle, both as a full square of each and then as part of a mulit-tangle drawing. In all she show 24 step by step tangles. One of the best features of the book, are the images of completed tangles drawn using the illustrated tangles. She also gives lots of ideas of how and where to use Zentangles in your daily activities. No matter that I own several other Zentangle books, this is the one that I keep coming back to time and again. I highly recommend Zentangle Basics for anyone wanting to start this type of drawing. This book is widely available from most book retailers and even from some quilt shops and art stores.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tutorial It's a well-written book that gives you good basic instructions. Perfect for a beginner, with loads of examples and suggestions and helpful advice.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great beginner book!!! I bought two: kept one to begin a meditative practice which doesn't require "not thinking" and opens the mind to greater creativity...
Date published: 2014-01-07

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Zentangle Basics: A Creative Art form Where All You Need Is Paper Pencil & Pen

Zentangle Basics: A Creative Art form Where All You Need Is Paper Pencil & Pen

by Suzanne McNeill

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 16 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.13 in

Published: January 1, 2010

Publisher: FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 157421327X

ISBN - 13: 9781574213270

From the Publisher

Zentangle Basics introduces you to today's hottest trend in drawing meditation. Using only pencil, pen, and paper, you'll learn how to draw 25 original tangles, and discover inspiring ideas for incorporating these designs into your art. This expanded workbook edition includes an interactive bonus section where you can get started with warm-up exercises, practice tangling, and experiment with strings and shading.

With benefits including stress relief, inspiration, and improved self-esteem, Zentangle can be done anywhere and no special "artistic" talent is required. Tangles can be used to decorate wearables and home decor objects as well as cards, scrapbook pages and journals. Best of all, you can tangle even if you have never drawn anything before.

From the Jacket

New! Expanded edition includes 16 new workbook pages for practice and enjoyment.

Zentangle turns drawings into artistic design while reducing stress and improving focus. This relaxing process can be done anywhere and no 'artistic' talent is needed. Embellish journals, scrapbooks, art, paintings and cards. There is really no limit to creativity.

The Zentangle Basics book helps students and educators get started. It features step-by-step illustrations for 25 tangles. Also included are tips on how to relate Zentangle to learn spelling, math, social studies, geometry and art.

Traditional Zentangle includes a ritual to help get in touch with life. Tangles are used as learning skills for school children, as stress reduction for adults and they help develop dexterity. In addition, Zentangles can be fabulous works of art that resemble etchings.

"Anything is possible, one stroke at a time." T
- Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, zentangle.com

About the Author

Suzanne McNeill is the author of more than 200 craft & hobby books, including Joy of Zentangle, The Beauty of Zentangle, the 11-volume Zentangle series, and Zen Mandalas. Suzanne founded the leading publisher of Zentangle books, Design Originals (an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing). She was voted "Designer of the Year" and received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Craft & Hobby Association. Suzanne has been called "the trendsetter" of the arts and crafts industry.