Zentangles are a fantastic art style that some of you know already ;)
What is a Zentangle? Zentangles are a calm, make-as-you-go design that has no wrong answers Zentangles are full of Patterns, Lines, and Shapes Zentangles either fill a whole page or shape with design.
What makes a Zentangle different from doodling is the mindset: Where doodles come from moments of boredom, a Zentangle comes from being mindful and aware of your choices. Think of it like meditation, like calming yourself. You make the choices of what to put on the page.
YOUR TASK Step One Trace your hand on a piece of paper using any sort of drawing supply. Pen, marker, pencil, crayon. You could use white paper or colored paper if you'd like!
Step Two Draw a shape in the middle of your hand- just the outline. It could be a heart, a cross, a dove, a peace sign...something that reminds you of Peace
Step Three Draw random lines in the background! Don't go too crazy though, and not too tiny of spaces! These are your "tangle" lines We will be adding art in there soon! Do the same thing inside your shape. Leave the rest of your hand plain.
Step Four Fill in your shapes with patterns. Each shape gets it's own pattern to fill it- Any kind of patterns you like. Flower patterns. Zigzags. Checkered. Football pattern. Write your name over and over. Try and use each pattern no more than 3 times. Work to fill in all of your tangle lines with pattern, leaving the hand blank. If you need ideas for patterns, see the picture below for step #4!
This is supposed to be a relaxing thing, so if you are getting tired, take a break. Listen to some music. Take your time!