Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Zentangle a Day - 2

Well, I've been very good and managed to draw another Zentangle for day two of One Zentangle A Day. It's a bit different to the first as you can see.

There were three more tangles to practise which we were instructed to use along with those previously taught. However, today I tried a more angular string, with straight edges. I'm not as keen as the more fluid, circular designs but as I'm learning, it's only fair to try these ideas out.

Am I finding them relaxing to do? Yes. But no more than when I'm sat drawing, sketching or doodling anyway. The main difference I'm experiencing when trying to practice the "Zen" side, is in drawing much slower and with more focused attention to the detail. I prefer looser, quicker styles of drawing. Ones that capture the essence and look rough around the edges. It doesn't feel natural to draw slowly and carefully. Especially for a doodle. But I'm happy to keep giving it a go.

If I can find myself another half hour, I'll eagerly try out exercise three tonight



Lindsay Mason said...

Hi Paul, you always manage to come up with something new to draw me to your blog every day! (no pun intended!)
Love the results so far - and thank you for the proper definition of Zentangling...a very overused word.
Will keep checking back to see what you have come up with next!
Lindsay x x x

JoZart said...

I'm finding it really interesting that there is a structure and some theory to Zentangles, which I never knew about. love your experiments and the final result. This one made me think of a cube shaped fruit, peeled open!
Have you ever seen or tried SCRIBBLER ?...
It's such fun and quite amazing. Have a go!
love Jo x

alexa said...

Ooh, that's an interesting collection of shapes, Paul - and I realised I was trying to 'see' something in it :). The patterns are so finely detailed - and thank-you for explaining about the relaxing bit. I liked JoZart's link - have you had a go?

Neet said...

This looks like something I could benefit from as I just cannot get into doing these at all. Love your small squares with the names of the patterns above them (presume that is what they are) and the final finished piece is excellent. I do like black and white.

Hugs, Neet xx

Cath Wilson said...

This really is going to be interesting, isn't it? LIke Jo, I didn't realise there was a structure and a theory. Enjoying this x