Tangle Initials Video Lesson
This video is a sort of continuation of the Tangled Words video lesson and shows how to create SUPER INTRICATE tangle initial letters which can be used as monograms or to form simple words. In this 54-minute video you learn my unique method of tangling initials!
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Learn how to create SUPER INTRICATE letters using my unique method!
In this lesson you will learn to:
1) My Basic Method
• Understand and review the importance of keeping the initial legible
• Review a clip from the Tangled Words video lesson
• Overview of my unique method of creating Tangled Initials, using "Markers" and "Segments" compared to traditional tangled letters
3) The Letter "A"
• Create different types of Markers
• Treat the segments like "plumbing" with connectors
• Decorate the Markers with stripes
• Shading basics
2) Basic Letter "R"
• Practice creating elongated tangle segments
• Create the line-art for the letter R using the Tangled Initials method and tangles Printemps and Baton
• Draw the tangle organically, while keeping it elongated
• Basic Shading instruction
• Reinforce the outline again to bring back legibility
4) Advanced Letter "E"
• Create Markers like a column base or wrapped cord
• Add decorative tendrils and ribbons from the Markers
• Fill each segment with a different tangle
• Avoid mistakes and keep the legibility
• Advanced overall and individual shading
• Decorate the markers and borders
Yes, it is true that the traditional Zentangle method does not require fixed source of light. I find it easier to create more convincing Shadows if I set one up on the upper left corner -- my favorite! That doesn't mean that you need to sacrifice your Zen Flow to create beautiful Shadows!