Zentangle basics in 2018

Every once in a while, it's great to go back to the basics, especially at this time of the year. Everything seems to be starting new and fresh. So here's a "Zentangle101" tile, using the original Z string and the beginner's tangles recommended by Zentangle founders: Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Printemps and grid tangle Bales. Here are three variations, and it's so much fun to see how these tangles can be twisted and turned into tangleations. 

The first two tiles were developed as part of my video lesson Zentangle Basics, while the third one was created as part of an exclusive bonus coming up for Art Club members. Here is the line-art for the third and more complex tile: 

Here is a screengrab of the last touches of shading:

And here is the third tile again, completed:

 

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Tangling Basics Video Lesson

Learn the basics of the Zentangle® Method from a CZT in this hour long video. Learn the reasons behind the successful art method and how to reach Zen flow. 
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