Zentangles - The Zen Art of Doodling

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  1. Mal Campbell

    Mal Campbell Well-Known Member
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    I found zentangles about a year ago, and absolutely love it. I always wanted to be able to draw, but I can't draw the proverbial straight line. This is a type of drawing that really anyone can do. It's just fancy doodling. Even the complex, complicated patterns are drawn one line at a time, and are easy to do. For some beautiful examples of the art, just google "zentangle". To learn how to draw the different patterns, google "zentangle step outs". There's a great website called tanglepatterns.com that has a lot of patterns. Also, if you go to youtube, there are a lot of how-to videos that are helpful.

    Here's a photo of one I did.
    Drupe Path - 600 dpi.jpg
     
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    @Mal Campbell , I love that picture. :)

    I've heard of zentangles before, but never found the time to read up on it. I can't draw either though I can occasionally fake it with a vector program on my computer. But I always thought a picture like the one you posted was beyond my capabilities, so maybe it's time for me to give it a try.
     
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    I have always wanted to draw but must face my limitations. Thanks for the information on the doodling which I can do very well. Love the one you did.
     
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    That's quite a doodle...or meditation.
     
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    That's amazing - and as @Priscilla King says, it's like a meditation. You've got me intrigued - I'm going to explore.
     
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    I didn't know this kind of doodling had a name. My mother use to draw all sorts of designs that she called doodling while she would set and talk to her friends on our old desktop phone. (Remember those?) I remember giving her a big box of 64 Colored pencils and she was able to produce amazing and intricate designs.

    She sold many of them a the VFW that she and my stepfather spent their they're evening at. Her drawing inspired the embroidery work I did on the jackets and shirts for the returning Veit Nam Vets. I wonder if any of those garments still exist.
     
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    I do not think in three dimensional terms. I would think a person would have to be able to see in three dimensions in their mind in order to draw this.
     
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