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