Zentangle - What Is It?
Zentangles is a form of doodling which consists of drawing repetitive patterns that slide the brain into a higher state of focus. No experience is necessary. All you need is paper, a pen and a pencil. By creating patterned drawings to create pieces of art you will be clearing your mind, and also become more focused and relaxed.
There are no plans or erasers. When you place your pen or pencil to the pattern, the intention is focused on the stroke you create in that moment and not how the image is going to look when you are finished.
To get started, first you draw four dots in the corners and connect them for a border, and create a "string" inside that square to break it into sections. Then, fill each section with repetitive patterns. Strings can also start in the middle of a circle and expand out to be whatever you like!
Great to do before going to sleep. You will sleep like a baby!
Here are some examples of my own zentangle doodlings:
Zentagle art instructional website: The Village Art Center - will be coming soon!