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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

3D Tangle: Shading Fearlessly Ebook - START HERE

3D Tangle: Shading Fearlessly Ebook - START HERE

3DTangle Shading Fearlessly • enioken.com

3DTangle Shading Fearlessly • enioken.com

If you are still a bit unsure about shading your doodles, Zentangle® or ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) then this ebook was made for you.

“I’m afraid of trying shading... I don’t know where to start, or if I’m going to do it right. I might ruin my drawing.”

Sounds familiar?

This book gives you solidly proven tactics and incredibly valuable tips that will help you to start shading your drawings with confidence and tranquility.

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eep in mind that I did NOT have the intention of teaching you EVERY shading technique or technical term in existence (and there are many out there). I will only show you a few shading tactics using pencil over paper, using techniques which I am familiar with and had great success.


41 Pages full of information on how to start understanding shading:

  • Step 1: Choose your materials
  • Step 2: Practice shading in layers
  • Step 3: Create your drawing
  • Step 4: Understand light and shading
  • Step 5: Visualize the picture in 3D
  • Step 6: Use shading tactics on larger areas
  • Step 7: Shade the smaller details
  • Step 8: Understand Highlights
  • Templates for you

Level: Beginner!


Shading Fearlessly PDF Ebook by Eni Oken | enioken.com
Shading Fearlessly PDF Ebook by Eni Oken | enioken.com

This is what some people said about this ebook:

You did a great job with ebook of 3D tangle Fearless Shading (I downloaded it yesterday) great job I already like it so much.. And easy to read and understand this...AWESOME job!

I love this ebook! It has just what i need! I'm a Self teacher of art and ur books are nothing less than fabulous! Thank u for sharing ur skills!

I just purchased your 3D Tangle Shading Fearlessly e-book & I'm alrready amazed at what I am learning! This will be a wonderful tool for us tanglers. Thank you for creating this valuable resource!

I've got Eni's Shading Fearlessly and it is amazing. I find it extraordinary that there are instructors who can entice creativity out of anybody. Get the book.

Shading Fearlessly changed the way I look at shading forever. The information is easy to follow and makes a huge impact on even the simplest drawings. Thanks so much for writing these books! Posted by Tamara Penton Warren

Hi, just want to say how wonderful I think your book is. It has totally changed my idea on shading. I am attempting things I never thought I would try. Explained simply and very effectively. Can't praise it enough. A very grateful customer. Kath F. -Via email

With the help of Eni's wonderful ebook Shading Fearlessly I am learning to shade, not quite sure it's fearlessly yet! But it's fun. That book was somewhat of an "oh, NOW I get it!" moment for me, wish I had more time to put it into practice. Thanks Eni!

Eni, you're an awesome teacher....working at honing my shading skills c/o your tutorials:)...thank you:)!xx S.D. via Facebook

I just finished Shading Fearlessly. Thanks Eni for such a great guide.

Thank you! I love your book! I went right to work on my shading and wow!

It really has changed the way I look at things when it comes to shading.

Get the ebook. You won't be wasting your money. It is totally worth it.

Eni's books make it so clear. I began with Shading Fearlessly and stuck with B&W. I'm still not ready to move to color, other than gems, I have so much to learn.

Am returning to old work and really becoming more fearless, thanks to Eni Oken's book.

Eni Oken your SF book is so good - I'm learning and learning!!

Definitely get Fearless Shading as your first book. It's easy to understand and comprehensive.

Eni has an awesome e book call Shading Fearlessly. It's amazing!

I haven't been able to draw much because of a head injury so I got Eni Oken Czt's shading book and reshaded a couple of tiles. The book is so easy to understand and follow.

I love this book! I am still learning to shade but I am using this book daily & it is a huge help. I also bought the books on color shading, zen gems & using gray markers & in my opinion, you can't go wrong with any of Eni's books. I have them all printed out & in a big 3 ring binder that I can take with me when I travel for work. Thanks Eni for being willing to share ideas & methods with people who like me, are just beginning

Check out also tons of comments on my Facebook page about this ebook -- it is the primer on learning how to shade Zentangle®, ZIA and doodles!

Now you can also get it in print!

Visit lulu.com for more information and ordering:


You cannot get this anywhere else!

Update November 6, 2015: A Note of Caution

In the name of absolute transparency: the print from lulu.com is LUXURIOUS, the paper thick and the colors absolutely gorgeous. With that said, they recently notified me that they sent two incorrect orders using inferior paper by mistake. They were quick to acknowledge the fact and replace the items promptly at no cost to the buyer, but still, it took some time. If that has happened to you, then please contact them immediately to request a replacement and let me know, as I have way to find out or reach you.


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