What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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TANGLE SELECTOR

Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2014 Edition to help you select tangles. See Page 4 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.

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Tangle Refresher 88

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. AND: Frugal Friday! Great tips on getting more out of your Sakura Micron pens, and how to make your own tortillions (blending stumps).

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Sharpen your line drawing skills with six easy lessons from Simone Bischoff

Simone Bischoff's Line Art Lessons

Many of us are fascinated by the wonderful, larger-than-life line art of Justine Ashbee. … Since it’s Friday and we have the weekend to play and practice, I thought this would be a good time to share German artist and art teacher Simone Bischoff’s line drawing lessons which are reminiscent of Justine’s art, but on a Zentangle®-inspired scale.

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A tutorial on expanding your range of options with the Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Today we’re going to take a look at drawing with the Micron pen because there are Zentangle® newbies who’ve joined us and the rest of us could probably use a good brush-up too. First we’ll take a quick look at the instrument itself, and then we’ll look at the art of being deliberate and controlling your pen to expand the range of options that you might not realize are available to you in using this tool.

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TanglePatterns Shading Mini-Clinic – Part 2

Sandy Bartholomew, CZT

Here’s the second and final part of the TanglePatterns Shading Mini-Clinic series, everything you want to know about shading your Zentangle art. In Part 2, guest contributor CZT® Sandy Steen Bartholomew (author of “Totally Tangled” and more) answers your shading questions with her personal suggestions and illustrates using tiles submitted to TanglePatterns for this series. In Part 1 posted earlier this week, CZT® Marizaan van Beek reviews shading tools, gives her personal guidelines, and demonstrates her method of shading Zentangles, step-by-step. Read on! …

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TanglePatterns Shading Mini-Clinic – Part 1

Marizaan van Beek, CZT®

Here’s another great resource, everything you want to know about shading your Zentangle art. In Part 1 of this two-part series, guest contributor CZT® Marizaan van Beek reviews shading tools, gives her personal guidelines, and demonstrates her method of shading Zentangles, step-by-step. In Part 2 coming up on Friday, CZT® Sandy Steen Bartholomew (author of “Totally Tangled” and more) answers your shading questions with her personal suggestions and illustrates using tiles submitted to TanglePatterns for this series. Read on! …

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Creating colorful Zentangle-inspired mini canvases

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Here’s a fun new video from Sakura’s Leslie Crumpler, also a CZT®, on creating bold, easy Zentangle-inspired mini canvases with colorful neon pens and markers. This could be a great summer project to share with kids. Young and old!

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It’s Spiralicious! A Zentangle Spiral Guide

Michele Beauchamp's Zentangle Spiral Guide

Today I have an inspirational creative treat for you. I’m naming my Guest Contributor “Queen of the Spirals”, if you’ve seen any of her art you’ll agree with me. She’s Tasmania, Australia’s CZT Michele Beauchamp (aka Shelly Beauch), artist and creator of the beautiful cover on my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE. Michele has put together an excellent tutorial on how to draw spiral strings for your Zentangles and Zentangle-inspired art …

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Joanne Fink tutorial on her Zentangle-inspired dangle designs

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More Zentangle-inspired fun from calligrapher and author of the very popular “Zenspirations”, Joanne Fink. In this video Joanne teaches another of her creative ways to embellish your art with dangle designs.

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How do you choose tangles?

Let's discuss it!

Yesterday on Tangle Refresher 18, new tangler Mir asked a question about selecting tangles and I thought it was a great question for discussion. Here’s my two cents … what about you, what advice would you give newbies on this subject?

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Joanne Fink’s Zenspirations patterning techniques

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Here are four video tutorials by Sakura’s Joanne Fink on patterning techniques, shape and edge patterning, monograms, and borders and frames. More fun techniques and ideas for your inspiration!

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Semi-Transparency

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More skills for your drawing repertoire! Guest Contributor Sandra Strait goes above and beyond with this highly detailed drawing techniques tutorial on how to make an object appear semi-transparent. She illustrates two versions, one using color and one in black and white.

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Guest Contributor: Genevieve Crabe on Stippling to Create Shading

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Guest Contributor CZT Geneviève Crabe illustrates that by using the technique of stippling you can achieve shading with pen and ink as well as with a traditional pencil.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Shading for Translucence

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Guest Contributor Sandra Strait offers another excellent drawing techniques tutorial. Here she shows how to make an object appear translucent using pen and ink.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait’s Shade, Shape, Blend Color & Add Texture

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Guest Contributor Sandra Strait offers our Gentle Readers another great how-to tutorial. This one is a technique using squirkles to shade, shape, blend color and add texture to your drawings.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on How to Draw a Ribbon

Sandra Strait's Zentangle featuring Ribbons

Sue Palmer of Westerly RI, recently emailed asking for guidance on drawing a ribbon. I asked Sandra Strait if she had time to respond to Sue’s request and she replied with this great tutorial illustrating not one but two techniques.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Choosing a Journal for Penwork – Part 2

Global Art Handbook Journals

This is the second of a two-part series where Sandra generously shares her wealth of experience on how to go about choosing a journal for penwork such as Zentangle. In Part 2 of this series, “Journals I’ve Known and Loved”, Sandra reviews 7 different brands of journals in detail.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Choosing a Journal for Penwork – Part 1

Global Art Handbook Journals

By Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait. This is the first of a two-part series where Sandra generously shares her wealth of experience about what to consider when choosing a journal for penwork such as Zentangle. In Part 2 of this series, Sandra reviews several journals and their attributes.

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