How to Get Started with Zentangle. The basics of getting started with the fun art of Zentangle®.
How to Get Started with Zentangle
The art of Zentangle® is both fun and relaxing and you’ve often seen it within my 30 Day Challenge Prompts over the past few years so I wanted to create a post that tells people who aren’t familiar with it what it is.
I’m not a Zentangle expert, just a fan of the artform. This is how I get started with it!
What is Zentangle®?
The art of Zentagle was founded by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. It basically mixes doodling and patterns. The possibilities are endless and so fun to create! Pop over to the Zentangle website to learn all about it here.
What Supplies do I need?
These are the basic supplies I use when doing Zentangle inspired art:
- Pencils (I love the Palomino Blackwings)
- Sketch Pad (I use this mixed media pad)
- Fine Line Marker Set (I use this Micron Set)
While you can find a ton of inspiration and tutorials online, I’m old school…I love having books on hand to learn something new! These are 10 of my favorite books on the art of Zentangle and the many patterns you can use to create awesomely Tangled Art.
Click any book title or image to check it out on Amazon.
I love that this book is all about art on the go! I always travel with my art supplies. 🙂
A great resource for new patterns and inspiration.
Since my main focus is lettering, this is probably my favorite Zentagle book in my collection!
I love workbooks since they have room for practice built right in!
This one has 101 Pattern examples, need I say more?
This book takes is up a notch with more complex designs.
The cover alone sold me on this one! I may be biased since my books were published by the same publishing house. 😉
Combine Zentangle with color and mixed media. I love this one for Art Journal inspiration!
It’s not secret I’m a huge advocate of daily practice and that’s why this book had to have a spot on my list!
Now that you know How to Get Started with Zentangle, what are you waiting for? Let’s get drawing!