About This Zentangle
The penultimate lesson for One Zentangle a Day is now complete! The lesson for Day 41 was to create Zentangle folk art using folk patterns. You can see those patterns in the art I created for the video. It includes wolf’s tooth, primrose, and pussy willow patterns plus a couple of others. All of them have symbolic meaning in traditional folk art.
I finally got my hands on a Helix circle and angle maker this week. My intent was to use them on Zendala art, but I was so excited to see how it worked that I just had to use it on this video. I can tell it is going to be my go-to tool for making Zendala (Zentangle mandala) tangles, and it only cost $5.
But back to this Zentangle.
I also tried using my artist’s pencils for shading instead of the stubby little pencil that came with my original Zentangle kit. In the interest of time, I didn’t go all-out trying to make gradients for the Zentangle folk art piece, but I did enjoy working with a full-sized pencil. The brain tumor has impaired my fine motor skills enough that I really do benefit from have something substantial to hold on to. My hand cramps less and doesn’t fatigue as quickly — both good things for video making!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this tangle. Let me know what you’re creating these days.
Check out other posts in this series.
- One Zentangle a Day book: https://amzn.to/2NSVNwE
- Micron 05 and 01 pens in black: https://amzn.to/2ScmKyY
- Dot grid notebook: https://amzn.to/386DtJL
- 5B Pencil: https://amzn.to/2UAOnU9
- Gelly Roll 08 white gel pen: https://amzn.to/2UIikBA
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