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One Zentangle a Day : A 6-week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun - Beckah Krahula

One Zentangle a Day

A 6-week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun

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Published: 1st November 2012
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Book Description

One Zentangle A Day is a beautiful interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises. Zentangles are a new trend in the drawing and paper arts world. The concept was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing, by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings.

This step-by-step book is divided into 6 chapters, each with 7 daily exercises. Each exercise includes new tangles to draw in sketchbooks or on tiepolo (an Italian-made paper), teaches daily tile design, and offers tips on related art principles, and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art) project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals, and new techniques.

About the Author

Beckah Krahula is an artist, writer, consultant, product designer, and industry expert. She began her career with the first graphic rubber stamp company in the U.S., and has worked as a full-time mixed media artist ever since. She has worked for publishers, toy designers, and product manufacturers. In February of 2011 she became a certified Zentangle teacher. She lives in Houston, TX. She is the author of One Zentangle a Day (Quarry Books, 2012) and 500 Tangles, (Quarry Books, 2015).

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5.0

Great product

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  • Informative
  • Inspirational
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    I bought this book for someone in hospital and it was the perfect choice to keep them occupied and interested.

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    5.0

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      • Art For All
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      Comments about One Zentangle a Day:

      Great step by step instructions. A fabulous and inspiring book that unleashes our own creativity.

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      5.0

      Great beginners book

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        Comments about One Zentangle a Day:

        I borrowed this book from my library and after renewing it twice I decided that I couldn't live without it and decided to buy it. It is truly the best book and really set out well and easy to follow.

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        Very good and got me started well

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          very efficient

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            Gets you back to pencil and paper definitely a great idea for the mind

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            "After a day spent playing with your toddler and trying to understand her unique babbling language, your nanny deserves a little relaxation time. Introduce her to the newest art craze: Zentangle. It's a method of art mediation, where you draw complex repetitive patterns (kind of like the doodles you used to make when you were bored in school). But these drawings become beautiful works of art." - Tiffany Smith

            The Eleven-Step Zentangle Process

            Relax
            Breathe
            Admire the paper and tools.
            Appreciate this opportunity.
            Draw the border.
            Draw the string.
            With the pen, draw the tangles.
            With the pencil, shade the tangles.
            With the pen, initial the front, and sign, date, and comment on the back.
            Reflect and appreciate.
            Admire up close and at arm's length.
            Introduction
            Zentangle in Practice
            What is Zentangle?
            Chapter One: Basics and Enhancements
            Chapter Two: Tangles and Value Patterns
            Chapter Three: Geometric and Organic Patterns
            Chapter Four: Understanding and Using Color
            Chapter Five: Defining and Using Style
            Chapter Six: Creating the Rest of Your Zentangle Journey
            Inspiration Gallery
            Appendix
            Resources
            Artist Contributors
            About the Author
            Acknowledgements

            ISBN: 9781592538119
            ISBN-10: 1592538118
            Series: One A Day
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 128
            Published: 1st November 2012
            Publisher: Quarry Books
            Country of Publication: US
            Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 22.9  x 1.0
            Weight (kg): 0.43
            Edition Number: 1