Mississhippi's Madness

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Drawing: First real attempt at a Zentangle


I took my Zentangle kit away with me on holidays. I was usually first awake in the mornings, so sitting in front of the wood fire with the early morning sun starting to peak over the hills, I sat and knitted or pulled out the kit and doodled away the time until the kids disturbed.

Here are the first two official Zentangles I have ever done. By official I mean that I have used the right size paper, the right pens and followed the guidelines in the handbook. Once I get the hang of those, I’ll play a little more freely than I did with these.

Feeling a little self conscious here – this one didn’t quite work

I’d prefer it if the pencil line disappeared behind the pen, or I will erase it before I do any shading. Trial and error!

The first one looks like a kidney bean in a box – not the effect I would be looking for in future! Much happier with the second one. I know there is no wrong or right with these, but I know what I like.

I’ll keep playing and see how I progress with Zentangles.



Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

4 thoughts on “Drawing: First real attempt at a Zentangle

  1. I think they look great!
    Looking forward to more of your work in this medium in the future.

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