Echotanicals Video or Ebook

Echotanicals is a little word I invented to describe imaginary botanical illustrations created intuitively with Echo Lines, using organic lines and hatching techniques over tan paper tile.

Learn how to create beautiful fantasy antiqued buds and plants

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Echotanicals = Echo Lines + Botanicals

I love the look of antique engraved botanical drawings, however, I'm not incredibly attracted to reproducing realistic pictures. I noticed that some types of Echo Line bunches resembled natural plants and flowers, and set out to explore more. By using certain basic guidelines, any bunch of Echo Lines can be transformed into imaginary plants and buds. Combined with Renaissance techniques over tan Zentangle tiles, the results look like engraved antiqued botanicals illustrations.

Learn how to create organic hatching using black or brown inking pens

Create antiqued imaginary flowers, plants and buds based on Echo Lines

Don't know what Echo Lines are?
Then stop for a second and find out first, since they are a pre-requisite for completing this lesson.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to master the tricks of creating intricate organic hatching

  • How to create imaginary flowers, buds and plants using Echo Lines

  • How to use shading and hatching to create antiqued engraved effects

  • How to develop a project over tan tile from beginning to end

  • How to create an interesting background over tan tile using pencils and gel pens

  • And so many tips and tricks!

If you love the relaxing flow of Echo Lines, you will LOVE this project even more!

Beautiful “Renaissance” Techniques over Tan paper

Supplies needed:

  • Tan paper or tan Zentangle tile. Find tan tiles at here.

  • Brown inking pen, my favorite is the Sakura Micron 01

  • Dark Umber (brown), Sanguine (dark orange), and black colored pencil. My favorite is the Polychromos.

  • White Prismacolor pencil

  • Optional: white pastel or charcoal pencil. My favorite is Pitt Pastel. You can use a regular pencil instead.

  • White gel pen. My favorite is Sakura Gelly Roll 10.

  • If you need most of these materials, consider getting a Zentangle Renaissance kit here. Includes 5 tan tiles, 2 brown pens, 1 black pen, 1 white charcoal pencil. Great value for the money.

Learn how to add hatching forming organic folds and natural shapes


Learn how to enhance your Echotanicals with colored pencil shading


Learn to enhance your renaissance Tan tiles with beautiful backgrounds

So much Zen Flow in this project — no need to choose tangles or patterns

Create lovely engraved antiqued imaginary botanical art


“Hi Eni! Happy Holidays.....and a happy and healthy new year for you! Just wanted to tell you that this lesson is just GREAT! Love the whole idea and the look of it when completed! The echo line concept is so versatile to begin with...….its application to Zentangle works completely in sooo many ways. Again a wonderful job well done. Thank you to you! Keep up the good work! Looking forward to more with you in the New Year! Take care....all my best wishes to you!”


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