Friday, October 05, 2007
A newbie Zentangle
You can click on the picts for a larger a view. A lot of you were not understanding the whole string thing. It is not literally a string. It is just a continuously drawn line that separates your paper into sections so you can work on one section at a time. It is the series of doodles/patterns that makes your finished product look so complex.
For someone who is doing their first one, it is easier to have a frame to work in. I put a dot in each corner - loosely. I connected the lines to make a frame. It does not have to be straight or even. Some of my kids were using a ruler when they tried this. I told them to put the rulers away. When you have your frame done, then use a fine tip black marker like a micron pen and create your string. This is a curved "Z".
If you look at the second pict, you can just see strings without a frame. I drew a continuous line in different directions until I liked how it looked. I will be putting different patterns within each section.
You will see how I do it in the next 5 posts. I will try and post different doodle designs I use later on. Need to go and get ready for school now.