Learn how to create this stunning turquoise Zentangle® brooch! There is so much information packed into this class, it's like having 5 lessons in one. I hope you love it!Read More
Learn my 8 guidelines to creating gorgeous Echo Lines!Read More
Shading Nia boldly with a 6B pencil!Read More
Learn how this tile was created using the Zentangle method, from beginning to end, from drawing to shading. 7 short clips for you to watch!Read More
Learn how this tile was created using the Zentangle method, from beginning to end, from drawing to shading. 5 manageable clips for you to watch and learn!Read More
Learn how to create shimmering Zentangle® with gold media
Of all the different techniques available to artists, nothing is more fascinating than using metallic pens and paints. This ebook will show you what works and how you can use metallic watercolors and pens to create GLITTERING Zentangle-Inspired-Art.
Price USD $19.00
With BONUS VIDEO
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51 pages, packed with beautiful projects and techniques
You will learn:
- My favorite supplies for tangling with gold
- How to create contrast to enhance gilded work
- How to tangle over gold backgrounds
- How to tangle with metallic media to enhance gold the right way
- My amazing Queen's Quilt technique
Supplies you will need:
- Metallic watercolors (view my recommendation)
- Golden pen (my recommendation)
- Watercolor in pan or in tubes (my recommendation)
- A round #4 paintbrush (my recommendation)
- White gel pen (my recommendation)
- Red marker (my recommendation)
- Black Inking pen
- Artist Tiles or Zentangle tiles
- 2B or 6B Graphite pencil
- Brown colored pencil
- Blending stump
Learn how to create gilded Zentangle!
What people are saying:
What people did with the ebook
(Posted with permission):
Copyright 2016 Eni Oken
Understand why and how the Zentangle® Method works as an art method and relaxation practice. If you have not been able to take a class with a CZT®, this ebook is the next best thing!Read More
A gift to you: learn how to prepare distressed, colorful tiles with this free mini-ebook.Read More
If you are ready to take your Zentangle art to the next level, learn how to create incredibly intricacy through the power of Overlap.Read More
Stumped by how to shade over black Zentangle tiles? Learn how to create luminous 3D tiles using my unique "Glow on Dark" technique!Read More
In this ebook you'll get a chance to "take a peek over my shoulder" while I show you 15 detailed shading case-studies.Read More
Take your Zentangle drawings one step further in 3D and learn how to create incredible 3D Tiles with this downloadable ebook.Read More
Learn to master the elusive gray marker shading. Once you learn how to dominate this technique, you'll never look back!Read More
Learn how to shade dazzling "Gemmy Gems" using colored pencils!
Especially for those who love to create doodles and Zentangle®-Inspired-Art. These HIGHLY addictive "Gemstones" are super fun to make!
The new drawing/coloring craze: transparent gemmy "Gems".
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Updated! 52 Pages full of information and incredible tips on how to create GLORIOUS, DAZZLING smooth gemmy gemstones!
You'll find MANY tutorials on how to create gems out there, including Youtube. And yet, none of them will offer the detailed information I provide in this ebook. Go check out for yourself!
The second updated edition of this ebook has 7 examples, and 2 case studies, including an entirely new version on how to create gems using only colored pencils and white gel pen -- no need for markers!
This is what people said:
Chris Gerstner, moderator of "For the Love of Tangling" said: I can't tell you how great it was to see all the activity today on the groups! What a great day! It's been a crazy day, but I'm taking some me time and I'm sitting here, reviewing a copy of Eni Oken's new ebook, 3D Tangle: Shading Smooth Gemstones. Right off the bat I'm just going to say....she's done it again! This 43 page, color ebook has got to be the most in depth tutorial you will find on how to go about making these wonderful little Gems. Eni walks you through everything, from the supplies you'll need for shading and coloring, to "the Anatomy of a Gemmy Gem" which really breaks it down into very understandable sections. She then takes you through the process of Shading and coloring Gems from Glassy to Gems with Inclusions - it's amazing the depth of instruction in this ebook. Finally Eni provides you with wonderful examples and leaves you with a few design tips. I highly recommend this ebook to anyone who has been seeing these wonderful gems and would like to learn how to make them. You really can't beat the price - $10 USD. Not only is it thorough, it's easy to follow and understand, plus the examples are a work of art themselves. I'm posting the link again and it will be in the files section along with the other resources that live there. Many thanks to Eni for the many hours she's put in getting this ebook to us so fast!!!
Marty Deckel, Deckel Design Studio said: It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to review the delightful ebook by Eni Oken entitled, 3D Tangle: Shading Smooth Gemstones. I found it to be an excellent resource that clearly teaches the interested learner how to create rich, vibrant, jewel-toned gemstones.
Shading Smooth Gemstones focuses on six detailed, step by step, examples of Eni's techniques for creating, shading, and embellishing gems. She begins the first several pages by listing, with pictures and comments, the best supplies and materials for working with her wonderful techniques. She has very thoughtfully and thoroughly demonstrated and illustrated every aspect of these techniques throughout her 43 page ebook. For example, the page entitled, Anatomy of a Smooth Glassy Gem, illustrates and explains, in depth, the workings of light through a transparent gem; a crucial foundation to understanding the theory behind all of her techniques. Her directions are punctuated with excellent notes on the lighting, shading, and embellishing of each gem style. Overall, her teaching method and attention to detail gives the student the tools and techniques needed to create their own beautiful gemstones.
Some of my favorite things in working with Eni's techniques include: 1- adding the color swatches as I worked in order to keep track of the colors and markers I had used. 2- layering and burnishing of the colored pencils, which created a depth and richness of color. 3- using the white pens to add bright white highlights for sparkle, achieving the realistic look of glass gems; shiny, polished and dazzling. 4-finally, bringing them to life with reflections of light and color, shading for contrast, and embellishing with beautiful pattern-oriented bezels.
I would recommend this tutorial ebook to anyone who, as Eni says, is "...fascinated with drawing glassy cabochons and smooth gems, and especially for those dedicated to doodling or creating colorful Zentangle® Inspired Art." Enjoy! See Marty's amazing pictures here:
Meg Scott from Fort Myers, FL said:
Thank you a million times for your ebook on drawing gems. I watched Youtube videos on creating the gems and felt very lost. Your simple step by step version was phenomenal. I was so pleased with my results.
Here are some of the Facebook, Etsy and Email comments:
I have Eni Oken book 3D Tangle: Shading Gemstones...until I read that I didn't have a clue!
Eni's ebook on gems is amazing. I posted the very first gem I did with her ebook on my Facebook page and someone thought his jeweler friend had posted a photo of an actual stone.
I bought Eni's book and found the instructions to be excellent. It's got more than one technique and talks about different mediums. The steps and instructions are wonderful. I'd never tried the gems at all before I bought the book. I wasn't even sure where to start.
What shall I say, she did it again. This is BRILLIANT! I think this is my fourth or fifth shading book and while all have been great and helpful, this tops everything in my opinion. I raise my hat to you, Eni, you're the true Queen of Shading for me. Thank you!
I love Eni's book. I have bought them all.
I too am impressed with the book. I especially like there are alternatives to the given tools shown.
The book is great! My gems improved dramatically when I used Eni's guidelines.
Eni really walks you through the whole process step by step. I absolutely enjoyed her directions.
This was the first e-book from Eni that I've bought. It is great. The $10 for me turns into about $13. with currency exchange.....but totally worth it.
I just bought the gem one.... very excited.... 43 pages of great information....
I ordered Eni Oken's gem book and repeatedly downloaded them incorrectly, using up my 5 downloads. Eni was so patient and understanding and helped me to fix my errors immediately. A beautiful instructional book, amazing customer service....thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!
She has very detailed and step by step instructions. She also explains the "how's" of gems. I am extremely happy and feel it is definitely worth the $10
I love this book! It's so well written and the examples are out standing.
I followed the instructions in your super ebook, never thought I would be able to draw gems. Thank you ?
I am love your book and look forward to practicing gems!
Thanks to Eni Oken for the marvelous tutorial!
I LOVE your gem book--I'm so hooked!!!!
Thank you Eni Oken... thanks for your great e-book!
I have all your printed books! You are the best teacher ever!
Thank you Eni...your gemstone-ebook is fantastic.
Yeah! Just dwnloaded the Gem book!! I can't WAIT to get this on my NEW iPad Air and make beautiful gems! Thank u so much. I look forward to getting more of ur teachings. thank u
Eni, you are a phenomenal teacher.
Hi Eni, I just bought your ebook Shading Gems. It's beautifully done.
Eni Oken's (gem) book (PDF) is fabulous.
I read and followed instructions in your ebook Shading Gems. Couldn't have done this without you!
EVERYONE should get your book! It's crystal clear and easy to understand. I've never even used a colored pencil!
The Zentangle community is red hot with doing these gem stones. Eni Oken has a great e-book describing the technique...
Wonderful eBook!! Can’t wait to try your techniques…..very well done. Thank You!
Thank you so much, Eni! I'm having a wonderful time learning about the Gems, and everything else you share. You're an inspiration to so many!
Love the new gem instructions, Eni Oken, clear, concise and great immediate results!!!!
Your updated book helped a lot. I'd been using black colored pencil in the back, but was being way more timid with it.
This is one of the best gifts I ever got myself.
Thank you so much Eni! Your directions are perfect and easy to follow!
I'm new also and a few people told me to get Eni Oken's books. I did and it really helped get me started in doing these.
Thank you for the link to the latest book update. I am finding your book invaluable in helping me to draw my gems.
YES!!!!!!! Thanks ever so much, Eni for your fabulous eBook. The update was just what I needed since I'm a pencil gal. I am thrilled!!!!!!
A lot of work went into this book. Very impressive!
I can recommend books by Eni Oken Czt. 3D Tangle Shading Gemstones and many others. I have a few of her books, but haven't started on the Gemstone one yet.
Learn to create your own dazzling "Gems"
In case you are wondering...
These are the materials you will need to complete the exercises in this book:
- Paper or artist tile (Bristol Vellum or cardstock recommended)
- Inking pens
- Pencil (2H or HB)
- Colored pencils: you will need at least one dark color, one medium color and one light color (preferably in the same family color)
- White colored pencil, super dark gray colored pencil, colorless blender
- White gel pen
- Three gray markers: light, medium and dark.
Note: If you don't have gray markers available, you can still complete the exercises using TWO alternate options: inking pen or using only colored pencils.
This is what Amanda Taylor said and made:
Just to let you know (in case it doesn't show up anywhere electronically) your inspiration has travelled all the way to The Blue Mountains in Australia which is where I live. I enjoy greatly your ebooks, in fact it was the first ebook I have ever purchased. The emails are also a treat. Look forward to my videos and future surprises.
What content was updated in the new edition?
If you printed out the first book and want to add the new pages to your print, then make sure to print our EXAMPLE 01 (pages 12 through 18, entirely new) and CASE STUDY 01 (pages 31 and 32, entirely new). Optionally, you can also print Example 02 (used to be example 01, now with new comments and tips, pages 21, 22, 23, 25 and 26). A few typos and comments were added to the rest of the book as well, but they are not major.
This ebook is not a video. You must be familiar with some basic drawing skills such as ink line drawing.
Copyright 2015 Eni Oken
Get a FREE shading guide to the lovely tangle pattern Tri-Roda when you sign up for my newsletter: two different versions of the pattern, including a shading guide, step outs and case study progressions.
This ebook is not a video. Although the instructions are super easy to follow, you must be familiar with some basic drawing skills such as ink line drawing, and also how to use a blending stump to create SOFT SHADING WITH A PENCIL or equivalent medium.
Images and Tutorial Copyright 2015 Eni Oken.
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Zentangle® is a teaching method developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts on how to draw structured patterns. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Find out more at Zentangle.com.
Ready to take the next step in color shading?
Create incredible color shading on Zentangle®, ZIA and color books using colored pencils and markers.
The book you were waiting for on how to create color shading!
This book gives you 8 proven strategies and incredibly valuable tips that will help you to start shading your drawings in color using colored pencils and markers.
Price: USD 12.00
EU and UK residents, please get it here instead:
If you love black and white shading and had a blast with my book Shading Fearlessly, you are going to LOVE this book, taking your shading skills to the next level with colored pencils and markers.
LEARN TO PRODUCE STUNNINGLY SMOOTH COLORED RESULTS:
62 Pages (my longest ebook so far) full of information!
Learn 8 different ways on how to create incredibly smooth blended coloring!
You will learn about:
- Color supplies: colored pencils, markers, inking pens and paper
- Color Wheel theory: just enough to get you hooked on this useful tool, practical applications
- How to use colored pencils and markers for incredibly vibrant results
- Creating smoooooth blended highlights
- Introduction to Reflected Light, to increase realism
- 8 different coloring strategies, building your technique arsenal
- Gorgeous Case Studies and examples
- Great tips and tricks
- Templates for you
I recommend good black and white shading skills before tackling this book!
To create vibrant color shading, you will need to combine different skills:
- Solid understanding of black and white shading (if not yet, click here)
- Combining different media (markers and pencils)
- Basic understanding of color theory and the color wheel
If you have good understanding of black and white shading, you will *love* this ebook!
This is what people said:
Eni, I love the 3 books I bought from you (fearless shading, color shading, and gems). I am learning SO MUCH!
Just flipped through a dozen pages and am so impressed. The color and information is stunning. So glad I found your blog and books.
I have to say that the book "3D Tangle: Vibrant Color Shading" by Eni Oken is the Holy Grail for me with all things Zentangle®! Giggle! I will never be able to say enough good things about Eni's books. If you ever want to learn to make your Zentangles POP, I highly recommend starting with "3D Tangle: Shading Fearlessly" and then the "3D Tangle: Vibrant Color Shading" after you get a strong grasp of the black and white shading. K.M.A. Via Facebook
This goes out to all my friends who love to color! If you want to get more depth and learn how to shade with your colored pencils, ink or whatever you use, you 100% need to download the book by Eni Oken called 3D Tangle Color Shading, it is amazing marvelous and just blows my mind on the technique.
... There is plenty to see on her website the books aren't expensive and are completely worth it! Erica S. via Facebook
I bought Eni's colour shading book yesterday. Now I have a new addiction! My family thinks I am nuts. I am spending HOURS doodling and colouring. My house will never be tidy again, and the kids will have to order takeout, and the laundry will never get done....... But I am having such fun! B.R. via Facebook
I learned a lot about color theory from my friend Eni Oken, especially in her shading ebooks. She has one on color shading. She taught me a lot of how to use the color wheel.
Thank you Eni for showing how to use greys under my felt tips...what a difference! R.J via Facebook!
Hi Eni! Being a teacher, I so appreciate your creativity, expertise, and the phenomenal way you teach through the printed workbook. Being a freelance writer, and former graphic designer, I can appreciate how much work, photographing, writing, editing, design and layout work went into this book (and all your books). I think writing CLEAR instructions is some of the most challenging writing there is! You do it so well. Just wanted to say thanks! Hope you have many, many more ebooks in the works! Carrie O. via email
I just browsed through all last night and this morning finished reading Vibrant Color Shading. It's gorgeous! I just started tangling and really wanted to add color to my drawings. I'm going to order the white gel pen . I'm looking forward to reading Overlapping Zentangle . You are a very talented artist and it's a joy to see the work , truly.
Now you can also get it in print!
Learn how to shade FOUR different tangle patterns with this ebook: Aquafleur, Adente, Arckles and Inapod.
Get it now and download the PDF instantly after purchase:
Price: USD 9.00
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This ebook contains 31 pages with Shading Guides to four different tangle patterns:
My ebooks come in easy-to-read layout, ready for you to print and collect in your 3-ring binder.
Inside you will find detailed shading guides, fully commented, and even a bonus shading progression:
My Shading Guides are clearly marked with RED stepouts, and fully commented so you can see exactly where to shade next.
Eni books all the way. Just buy them all, you'll end up getting all of them any way. S.T. via Facebook
You can print the entire ebook or just your preferred shading guides, and take them with you to your desk or on the road.
This book is for someone who has some basic experience shading with graphite and inking pen.
If you are a total beginner at shading doodles, ZIA and Zentangle®, then consider getting my ebook for beginners: 3DTangle: Shading Fearlessly
If you are still in doubt, check out the Facebook Shading Zentangle® Group and ask around, you'll see what others are saying and learning with my ebooks!
Copyright 2015 Eni Oken
Zentangle® is a teaching method developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts on how to develop structured patterns. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Find out more at Zentangle.com.
Aquafleur is a tangle introduced and deconstructed by Maria Thomas. Find a step-out here.
Adente is a tangle introduced and deconstructed by Lara Williams. Find a step-out here.
Arckles is a tangle introduced and deconstructed by Suzanne Wilka. Find a step-out here.
Inapod is a tangle introduced and deconstructed by Carole Ohl. Find a step-out here.
Oh but wait, there's more! If you get the Shading Book #02 ebook, then I'll include yet another extra bonus gift for you:
3DTangle Shading Opus
A Shading Progression Study
This 7 page bonus ebook includes sketches and a shading progression showing I completed a piece for a recent Opus tangle challenge.
You can read more about this piece here.
If you are still a bit unsure about shading your doodles, Zentangle® or ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) then this ebook was made for you.Read More
If you just started to learn how to shade doodles and Zentangle® and need some guidance, this ebook is for you: learn how to shade FOUR different tangle patterns so that your art looks incredibly three-dimensional.
Four Shading Guides By Eni Oken
Price: USD 9.00
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The instruction ebook has 21 pages and is PACKED with over 74 Illustrations, showing THE EXACT LOCATION OF EACH SHADING STEP needed to make four different tangles look incredibly three-dimensional.
4 Different Patterns:
This ebook contains instructions on how to shade four different tangle patterns. You'll learn exactly how to place each shading element to make your art really pop out of the paper.
Here's a sample of the ebook:
You asked, I heard. In a recent poll, tanglers said they preferred getting more basics and more tangles. This new Shading Ebook has 4 different tangles instead of one. I also changed the layout of the pages to make it super compact -- The actual Shading Guides now only take 2 pages each, so that you can save on printing and carry them with you wherever you go, or collect them in 3-ring binders for easy reference.
This is what Lizzie Mayne, developer of the tangle Splinters, had to say about the ebook:
[wc_testimonial by="Lizzie Mayne, via email" url="" position="left"]I like Eni’s interpretation of shading the flat patterns, she makes the whole design pop on the paper. Eniprovides step by step instructions and demonstrates her own style of shading tangle patterns. I think you’ll discover Eni’s e-book an enjoyable resource. There are lots of easy to follow tips, great drawings which can be used for practice and will be good fun for all ages. [/wc_testimonial]
This ebook is not a video. Although the instructions are super easy to follow, you must be familiar with some basic drawing skills such as ink line drawing, and also how to use a blending stump to create SOFT SHADING WITH A PENCIL or equivalent medium. If you have NEVER shaded before, then I have a resource page with list of basic shading videos here .
Images and Tutorial Copyright 2015 Eni Oken.
The lovely Niuroda tangle pattern is made of three (or more) concentric circles. Learn how to make this elegant tangle pop out of the page through shading.Read More