Shows how to invent your own original patterns inspired by everyday items – virtually everywhere you look are shapes and patterns just waiting to be tangled! You will unleash your creativity and look at your world in a whole new, wonderfully tangled way!
- A fun and simple 3-step process for designing your own tangles
- 24 fantastic off-the-tile projects
- Expert tips for embellishing pre-existing patterns, creating themes and adding colour to your tangles
- Inspirational photos, new patterns and templates
With a focus on simple mark making as well as drawing with the intention to relax and be creative, tangle drawing is a powerful tool for people looking to tap into their inner artist. This book guides readers in exploring and developing their own style of tangle-inspired botanicals, land and seascapes, lush foliage, and mixed-media colour enhancers.
Artist Sharla Hicks uses nature photographs and monoprints embossed with flowers, leaves and grasses for her inspiration. Tangle-Inspired Botanicals includes more than 200 illustrations, including many finished artworks, along with written instruction.$27.99
In Tangled Travels, you'll find 52 fantastic drawings of worldwide cities and landmarks, created by Zentangle master Jane Monk. Using these destination templates as starting blocks, you'll draw and colour your way through Paris, Venice, London, New York City, the Colosseum, Stonehenge, the Bungle Bungles and more!
Half of the drawings are complete and ready to colour. Half of them await your creativity and imagination to finish. In order to bring each destination to life, you'll use common shapes, lines and patterns of tangle art to fill in blank spaces, then you'll colour in those intricate drawings you've inked.
Examples are offered for how to build up patterns, how to create texture and how to incorporate fractals in your drawings. Adding motifs in ink or straight colour with pencils or markers is also possible. It's easy, fun, and calming. The result is vibrant cities and intriguing natural wonders.$24.99
Express yourself with freeform tangles that are not confined within an outer boundary or "string." Instead, you create abstract patterns that flow and build off each other to fill the whole page. It's almost magical the way simple patterns add up to complex and beautiful results.
Plus you'll learn a variety of shading and colouring options to up the wow-factor even more! Inside you'll find:
- 4 simple steps you need to build an original freeform tangle from scratch
- 50 original patterns broken down into easy-to-follow steps including basic, intermediate, advanced, organic and gridline patterns
- Cool colouring techniques with permanent markers, coloured pencils, oil pastels and watercolour
- A cut-out reference booklet of 101 patterns by TiffanySimple lettering techniques, different pen strokes for variety and lots more expert advice!
Explore tangle possibilities and discover a host of new techniques with Zentangle 3 Expanded Workbook Edition! This inspiring book offers 40 original tangle patterns and a host of new ideas for combining rubber stamps and tangles to create rich and delightful graphics.
Begin with the Zen of basic tangling, filling in the spaces between simple lines one step at a time. Then start turning rubber stamp shapes into spectacular designs! Create beautiful Zentangle-inspired art by enhancing rubber stamp outlines with tangles. Make your stamp an intriguing focal point surrounded by tangle sections.
Use the interactive workbook to master tangles and shading for your Zentangle stamp art.$14.99
Zentangle for Kidz! is both a fun romp through pattern play and an inspiring art lesson. Kid characters Alex and Lilah entertain the audience while presenting tangle techniques. They talk to the reader in dialog bubbles, so the book has the inviting style of a comic book.
Every page is stuffed with whimsical shapes that grow into awesome designs, but the process is artfully disguised as "messing around with tangles".
This book will be especially helpful for anyone who says "I can't draw". Sandy's friendly approach is so inviting, simple and free-form that it will engage event he most timid artist.$13.99