For Christmas my brother gave me Beckah Krahula’s book, One Zentangle a Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun. I’d been wanting to learn how to draw Zentangles for a while. After the bustle of the holiday season, I started the course, making videos and posting them to my YouTube channel.

Learning How to Draw Zentangles is Easy

My videos aren’t a replacement for the book, but they do give you a preview of its contents and a place to start–you know, in case you are impatiently waiting for Amazon Prime to deliver your copy. You can tangle along one day at a time starting with Day 1, pick a random day and try out the patterns, or browse until you come across a Zentangle pattern you just have to try. (I’m confident you’ll find at least one.)

Of course there are many supplies you could buy to take your Zentangles to the next level, but all it really takes to get started is something to write with and something to write on.

Day 1: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Static
  • Tipple
  • Crescent Moon

Day 2: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Knight’s Bridge
  • Nekton
  • Fescu

Day 3: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Poke Root
  • Festune
  • Hollibaugh

Day 4: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Shattuck
  • Nipa
  • Jonqual

Day 5: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Isochor
  • Printemp

Day 6: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Amaze
  • Mooka
  • Flux

Day 7: Tangleations of Zentangle Patterns

  • Nipa
  • Crescent Moon
  • Poke Root

Day 8: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Vega
  • Purk

Day 9: White and Black Zentangle Tiles

Zentangle tiles come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. In this video I use white ink on a black background.

Day 10: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Finery
  • Echoism
  • Flukes

Day 11: Zentangle Auras and Rounding

Auras and rounding can be used to enhance Zentangle patterns and change their light and dark values.

Day 12: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Beelight
  • Chillon
  • Bales

Day 13: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Florz
  • Onamato

Day 14: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Dyon
  • Chainging
  • Keeko

Day 15: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Yincut
  • Locar
  • Verdigogh

Day 16: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Pepper
  • Ynix
  • Squid

Day 17: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Vitruvius
  • Courant
  • Sedgling

Day 18: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Gneiss
  • Cadent
  • Huggins

Day 19: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Rain
  • Cubine
  • Beeline

Day 20: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Jetties
  • Sampson
  • ‘Nzeppel

Day 21: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Rick’s Paradox
  • B’Tweed

Day 22: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Tagh
  • Tat

Day 23: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Kathy’s Dilemma
  • Tangleation of Flux

Day 24: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Striping
  • Tangleation of Pepper

Day 25: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Poke Leaf with black and white Perfs
  • Taghpodz

Day 26: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Poke Leaf
  • Growth

Day 27: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Meer
  • Enyshou
  • Reef

Day 28: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Eke
  • Eke Tangleation
  • Zen

Day 29: Zentangle Pattern Transformation

Patterns can be drawn within different shapes, in this case familiar patterns are used to create a Zentangle feather.

Day 30: How to Create Your Own Zentangle Patterns

To keep patterns interesting, look for pattern inspiration in the everyday objects you find at home or in nature.

Day 31: How to Draw Zentangles with Flair

Personalizing Zentangles with your own flair keeps the daily practice interesting and makes your art unique.

Day 32: Creating Zentangle Inspired Art

Using neat lines, borders, and broken boundaries can make a Zentangle more visually pleasing.

Day 33: Zendala Art

Zendalas are an extremely relaxing hybrid of Zentangle art and Mandala art.

Day 34: Drawing and Coloring a Zendala

Using a Zendala template with straight lines creates a geometric design.

Day 35: Organic and Geometric Zendala

This hybrid Zendala includes the Zentangle pattern Fleurette.

Day 36: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns

  • Zander
  • Stickers

Day 37: How to Draw Zentangle Pattern

  • Warmth

Day 38: Zentangle Brain Dump

Sometimes the most therapeutic way to Zentangle is to stop thinking about it too much and just draw.

Day 39: How to Draw Zentangle Patterns with Texture

Texture is used by Zentangle artists to create interest.

Day 40: Letters as Zentangle Strings

Zentangles can be used with Calligraphy to turn letters and words into Zentangle inspired art.

Day 41: How to Draw Zentangles Using Folk Patterns

  • Wolf’s Teeth
  • Wild Rose
  • Pussy Willow

Day 42: How to Draw Zentangle Pattern

  • Bronx Cherry

As you are learning how to draw Zentangles, don’t forget to show the world your work. If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, say hi so I can follow you back. Find me @EmilySuess on both social media platforms. I can’t wait to see what you’re creating.