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Fragmented Windows Video Lesson

Start to explore the power of fragments and pattern repetition with this super dramatic and fun-to-create 3D frame. Intermediate 50-minute video.
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Tangle Morphing Part 1 Video Lesson

Learn how to create smooth and gradual transitions between two different tangles, using organic fillers and/or grids. Part 1 of 2 series. An advanced hour-long video.
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Tangle Morphing Part 2 Video Lesson

Learn how to create smooth and gradual transitions between vine, edge/weed, blossom and ribbon tangles. Part 2 of 2 series. An advanced hour-long video.
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Starfish Line Interrupted Video Lesson

Explore different ways to manipulate the line to produce delicate colored blends with mixed media in this lovely starfish project. An intermediate mixed-media 40-minute long video.
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Tangling over Watercolor Video Lesson

Learn how to prepare a watercolor background string. Tangle with pens, markers and colored pencils using a fun "wrap and bridge" technique to create SUPER 3D results.  
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Lotus Flower Video Lesson

Learn exactly how to create painterly ELEGANT STYLIZED flowers based on Egyptian lotus motif, using the power of foreshortening to create 3D shapes. An advanced hour-long video.
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No matter what your level of experience,
Zentangle can transform your doodles into remarkable art.


Zentangle BEGINNERs, LEARNING is EASY IF YOU START HERE:

What is Zentangle®?

The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing STRUCTURED PATTERNS. The simple and elegant eight-step method was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, and is now taught and practiced worldwide. If you have never taken a class with a Certified Zentangle Teacher, then start with these two lessons. Even if you have some experience with art, don't overlook the basics. Zentangle has an entirely different approach to art. Even after 30 years as an artist and art instructor (and now Certified Zentangle Teacher), I always like revisit these two lesson every year, sometimes even sooner. 

Tangling Basics Video Lesson

Can't take a class with a CZT? Learn the basics of the Zentangle® Method in this hour long video. Understand the reasons behind the successful art method and how to reach Zen flow.
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Zentangle® Magic Moments - PDF Ebook

Even if you are able to take a class with a CZT, this book will explain WHY and HOW the Zentangle method works so beautifully. 
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Once you you have a basic grasp of the Zentangle method, then it's time to learn more about how patterns can be combined, and other fundamentals:

Choosing Tangle Patterns - Ebook + 3 

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Understand tangle classification and learn to select patterns with confidence for your Zentangle® art.
Ebook bundle with THREE bonus videos.
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Learn how to organize your projects, ideas and techniques so you NEVER run out of Zentangle ideas! An easy 34-minute video.
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Overlapping Zentangle® PDF Ebook

If you are ready take your Zentangle art to the next level, learn how to create incredibly intricacy through the power of Overlap and Layering. 
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Rounding and
Line-Weight
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This video can help you understand this subtle technique which can literally change the quality of your Zentangle® drawings and shading. 
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Intermediate tanglers, LEARN To shade ZENTANGLE in 3D:

Shading Fearlessly PDF Ebook

This ebook has already helped thousands of tanglers to remove the fear of shading Zentangle! The lessons in the ebook will make the picture just pop out from the paper. 
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Tangle Shadows Video Lesson

Create convincing shadows without the stress of hyper realism, with strategies for creating smooth shadows specifically for Zentangle. Focus only on tangle shadows and learn how they are different from traditional rendering. Intermediate lesson.
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Shading with Gray Markers PDF Ebook

Learn to master the elusive gray marker shading. Once you learn how to dominate this technique, you'll never look back!
 

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Smooth Black & White Blends Video Lesson

Learn how to combine different types of media to create super dramatic and smooth blends for shading. Easy/Beginner lesson. 
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Learn how to shade four different tangles:  Tri-roda, Pufcookie, Aommes and Splinters. All steps in red so it's easy to follow!
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Learn how to shade 4 more tangles: Inapod, Aquafleur, Adente and Arckles. All steps in red so it's easy to follow!
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Shading nia
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From beginning to end, learn how I created this beautiful tile using the tangle Nia, shading with a 6B pencil. 
42 illustrations • 32 steps • 14 pages
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Peanuckle Video Lesson

Join me in this 35-min video while while I show you how to create Peanuckle tangle in a completely new and versatile way, forming beautiful 3-dimensional curlicues.

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Shading Case Studies PDF Ebook

15 Stunning Case Studies with detailed pictures of how they were shaded into deep 3D. 

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Drawings Video Lesson

This 36-minute long video will show you how I created this gorgeous Zentangle® tile using the lovely winged tangle "Drawings". From tangling to shading, from beginning to end, you'll learn details and secrets of the thought process that goes into create a tile. 
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Extreme Purk Video

This hour-long video shows you exactly how to draw, shade and decorate Purk tangle in EXTREME 3D. Understand how line-art can make Purk so 3Dimensional and how to create beautifully shaded stripes and decorated ribbons.
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Shading Tiny Detail Video Lesson

Learn how to create and shade detail so exquisitely delicate it will make your Zentangle look like carved art! 

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COLOR, DESIGN, COMPOSITION AND A SOLID METHOD:
Learn the ingredients to create unbelievable artwork


ADVANCED creatives, explore color, techniques and more:

If you have explore the Zentangle method in black and white thoroughly, enhance your art to add complexity through color and different media: 

Tangling over Distressed Tiles PDF Ebook

• Understand all the different types of media you can use to create distressed tangling
• Detailed, step-by-step sequences show exactly what you can do in each stage, with each type of media
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Distressed Tiles Video Lesson

• Video is over an hour long
• Learn to prepare a distress ink tile
• Use a variety of different media, watercolor markers, gel and ink pens
• Tons of secrets on how to choose and tangle over distressed tiles
• Show the COMPLETE process

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Shading on Black Tiles PDF Ebook

• Detailed steps on how to tangle and shade over black tiles
• A unique and exquisite technique of producing luminous and glowing tiles
• Several examples, from simple to complex tangling
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Vibrant Color Shading PDF Ebook

• Several strategies on how to create super smooth coloring with markers and colored pencils
• Detailed step-by-step and case studies
• You can use it on coloring books too!
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Shading Smooth Gems PDF Ebook

Look all you want, you won't find a better lesson on how to create gorgeous Zen Gems. This is simply the BEST resource on how to create dazzling gems using colored pencils and markers. 
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Tangling with Gold PDF Ebook + Bonus Video

Learn how to create shimmering Zentangle® art with metallic pens and watercolors. Comes with a bonus video!
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Tan Treasure Video Lesson

Learn Renaissance techniques with the brown and black pen over tan tiles. This hour-long lesson shows how to create this exquisite picture. 
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Treasure Frames Video Lesson

Almost a sequel to Tan Treasure, this hour long lesson shows you how to prepare your own "Tan Parchment" tiles and how to create beautiful 3D tangle framed quotes using Renaissance techniques. Advanced lesson. Learn more about this lesson


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Ribbon Showgirl Video Lesson

This HOUR-long video covers a ton of material: 
• How to draw and construct Showgirl
• How to add 3D Aura Ribbons
• How to shade with a water marker
• How to tint with colored pencils
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Turquoise Brooch Video lesson

Learn how to create this stunning turquoise Zentangle® brooch! There is so much information packed into this class, it's like having many lessons in one. I hope you love it!
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Blue Sun Video Lesson

Learn how to create a gorgeous stylized sun using yellow pen and colored pencils, leveraging the power of modular libraries. 
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Combining the elegance of Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas' Zentangle 8-step method with my own experience as an artist produced some of the most creatively valuable ebooks I have ever written. 

 

Ready for more advanced Zentangle and ZIA fun?

ZIA = Zentangle Inspired Art, which does not follow strictly the eight-step method. Explore ZIA and super advanced lessons here:

Chaotic Tangleations Video Lesson

Learn how to use some of your most beloved tangles to create ultra complex pictures that resemble the most fascinating doodles, using a SOLID METHOD that you can apply every time. 50-min advanced lesson.
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Fractalized Tangles Video Lesson

This advanced video lesson shows you how to use Fractals -- a complex mathematical concept that explains snowflakes and shorelines -- to create stunningly complex tangle designs. 
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Radial Blossoms Video Lesson

In this video lesson we will explore and understand Blossom-structure tangles, and more specifically, how to design your own Blossom using Radial structure. 
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Radial Zendalas Video Lesson

A sequel to the Radial Blossoms, learn how I construct Zendalas using "perfect imperfection". Construct your own stencils and learn how to SHADE WITHOUT using a fixed light point to create stunning shaded Zendalas. 
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Mooka 3D & Dingbatz Video Lesson

This 44 minute long video will show you how I use 3-dimensional Mooka3D tendrils to create gorgeous and intricately decorated brooch-like dingbatz. 
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3D Art Tiles

Creating 3D Art Tiles PDF Ebook

Learn how to create REAL 3-dimensional tiles using layered Zentangle-Inspired-Art and shadow box techniques. Requires using an cutting tool and scissors. 

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Echo Lines PDF Ebook

Enhance your Zentangle art with this beautiful new type of meditative art. Create deep 3D effects even without shading. Intermediate level.
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Twisted Tangled Ropes Video Lesson

In this 48 minute video you will learn how to create these gorgeous twisted ropes. Taking you from the very basics, showing you how to create one or multiple loops, how to shade. Includes a full project from beginning to end. Intermediate level.
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Tangled Initials Video Lesson

Create stunning initials and letters using my unique method, so easy you won't believe your own results. Intermediate level. 
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Tangled Words Video Lesson

Learn how to understand the importance of contrast, legibility and how to create gorgeous 3D tangled words, and also how to create a super ornate background for your quotes! Intermediate/Adv, level.

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Freeform Knots Video Lesson

Learn how to create and shade beautiful freeform "Celtic-inspired" knots in this hour-long video lesson. Intermediate/advanced level.
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Tangled Dragons Video Lesson

Learn how to create two different types of embellished, tangle dragons: a dragon head and a knotted serpent body. An intermediate/advanced video lesson.
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A Shading guide with 41 pages showing exactly how to create incredibly 3-dimensional shading on Crescent Moon. 
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The instruction ebook has 22 pages and 38 Illustrations, showing THE EXACT LOCATION OF EACH SHADING STEP needed to make Aura-Leah look incredibly three-dimensional.
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Learn how to shade the exquisite tangle pattern Narwal (deconstructed by Sam Taylor). This shading guide shows each step of the shading in red.
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Learn how to shade this exquisite tangle in 3 different version, from simple to super ornate. 41 pages ebook.
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How to shade a doodle heart PDF Ebook

A 19-page (41 illustrations) detailed ebook showing you exactly how to shade this beautiful 3-dimensional doodle heart!

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