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One Zentangle A Day

One Zentangle A Day

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

Book - 2012
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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, 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.
Publisher: Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781592538119
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: 1 zentangle a day


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Apr 15, 2017

i am a zentangle beginner

Dec 06, 2016

I am an intermediate tangler and I have read lots of zentangle books. This is one of the more arrogant books on zentangling. The author wants you to buy a $38 rapidograph pen and other expensive "doodling" supplies which is really ridiculous. You don't need any of that. Although the title is "One Zentangle a Day", there isn't a zentangle every day. There is a suggestion every day and most of those are not new tangles, so if that's what you're going for, you'll be disappointed (I was). There were only a handful of her "techniques" I would ever use, like the glaze gel pen, and she spent way too much time explaining the very simple product when I would've preferred large photographs and small short explanations. All that wordiness also lets her arrogance show through. Another one of my pet peeve is the tangles she chose in the book. Most of them are truly ugly and don't go well together, creating really "busy" zentangles. There are 42 days and on day 41 the supply list is extremely long and very expensive. You don't really need any of that, just doodle.


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