Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snowflake Zentangles

A dear friend asked me what book I would recommend for zentangles. She had sent me Zen Mandalas Sacred Circles inspired by Zentangle by Suzanna McNeill, CZT and I told her that it seemed very helpful. Of course,this inquiry made me want to look at this book again. I discovered a exercise that is a terrific starting point for this type of drawing. Cut out a snowflake! I could handle that task. So, out of tissue paper I cut out an design.

Next, you lightly outline the spaces with a pencil. Then you take a pen and connect points. The choice is totally yours. There is no set "must do". for this step. You add the zentangles for a meditative project.

Of course, I had to try this technique again. This time I added watercolors in a random style. Later I filled in some specific spaces with more watercolor.

Needless to say, this was really fun for me and I hope that you are inspired!


Minerva said...

Beautiful! Starting from a cut out is a good way to overcome the blank page syndrome.

Carin Winkelman said...

These are just beautiful!

Alex said...

wow your zens are beautiful! :D I love the way you colored them. :) My favorite has to be the last one with random colors.

nanke's stuff said...

I am inspired! These are beautiful. Thanks for telling us how to make them. nancy