Well, the title of this post is How to Zentangle, but you really don’t have to learn a lot. It’s actually just a way to create images with structured patterns, called tangles. You don’t have to be an artist or have any artistic talent. It’s very relaxing and fun.
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After looking at several books about Zentangle, I bought Totally Tangled, at my local art supply store. I like it and can recommend it. It’s available on Amazon, if you can’t find it locally.
The Mono Drawing Pens from Tombow are great for Zentangling. Any fine black marker will work, or even a pencil would be adequate.
Zentangling is often done on special Zentangle tiles, but you can really use any type of paper to create the patterns. A heavier weight paper is nice, to prevent bleed-through of the ink. Bristol board is sturdy and works well for Zentangling.
Not surprisingly, my daughter was the first one to break open the book and give Zentangling a try. She is usually the one who ventures first into new creative projects. (She actually makes some of the Pinterest stuff she pins.) She was home from college for the summer and spent some time drawing these fun patterns. Give some of the patterns a try!
She decided to add some color to this one:
Have you tried Zentangling yet?