3D Grids Video Lesson

Explore 3D grids through the use of contour lines


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3-dimensional Grids

Learn to create CONTOUR LINES, a technique which can transform any Zentangle string section into a 3-dimensional shape. 


In this lesson you will:

  • Learn to understand the difference between flat grids and 3-dimensional grids

  • Learn how to create contour lines to create 3-D structures for grid patterns

  • Learn to adapt grid units into 3D, compensating for size

  • Learn about edgework and how it can enhance your work

  • Learn the different components of shading 3D grids

  • Create a project from beginning to end adapting 3D grids to different shapes

  • Learn how to add foggy atmosphere to the tile background

  • And so many tips and tricks!

Create a complete project

Learn to create incredibly 3-dimensional grids through contour lines and shading

From beginning to end, learn how to draw and shade this project

An Intermediate lesson for those ready to explore 3D grids and 3D shading

You will LOVE the botanical, 3-dimensional results


Learn how to create dimensional gridlines

Adapt grid patterns into 3D shapes

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"Love the contour technique and the dialogue which helps understand what you are doing. You are so clever and learned and generous.
Thank you!"
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