WIP: A Shared Zantangle

Two-year-olds are pretty good at mimicking their folks, and mine seems to be in a copy-cat learning phase where he does this a lot. So it shouldn’t surprise me that he wanted to “dwah” when he saw me start to work on my Zentangle art.

I was feeling especially generous one day when I gave him an official apprentice tile to draw on. He came up with this.

The next time, I decided we’d share. First he drew the “strings”.
I pencilled in a few extra, straighter lines, which I pretty much ignored later. His drawing is much more organic and natural than mine.

Next I picked out some of my favorite shapes and traced them with my 03 micron black pen. I grew the shapes into bolder strings. I added a place for a border.


I think I’m done now with the design. I’ve just got to work in the shading.


If you are wanting to start with Zentangle, consider purchasing something like this <a href="http://Sakura 50011 11-Piece Zentangle Clamshell Pencil Set“kit.

My new book purchased for inspiration is called Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles
It is pretty great.


And here is the completed version:



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