The Beauty of Zentangle

The Beauty of Zentangle

Inspirational Examples From 137 Tangle Artists Worldwide

Book - 2014
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"Zentangle; is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon, attracting individuals from all walks of life. Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the Zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The Beauty of Zentangle celebrates this simple but elegant new craft with hundreds of sensational one-of-a-kind designs from around the world. Selected by the editors of Design Originals, the #1 publisher of Zentangle art, this amazing collection of Zentangle-inspired masterpieces encompasses a wide range of styles. Stunning works are included from breakthrough artists and CZTs like Suzanne McNeill, Cindy Shepard, Marie Browning, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and many more. Their inventive tangles are at the forefront of a new wave of creative expression and personal freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: East Petersburg, PA : Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing, [2014]
ISBN: 9781574217186
Branch Call Number: 741.9 MCNEI
Characteristics: 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Shepard, Cindy
Notes: "Design originals number 5038"--Cover and Spine
Includes index


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Dec 14, 2016

I have mixed feelings about this book. The entire book is a photographic collection of various art projects using zentangles, but there were at least 30 that were NOT zentangle art, but other types of art that resembled zentangles. Many of the projects were downright ugly, convincing me that the only really good zentangle artwork is two dimensional (the 3D artwork was really ugly). Most of the book is in color and helps you imagine the possibilities of how to use tangles in artwork. What I used this for were the tangles. If you pay close attention to the artwork you will see common tangles and new variations for common tangles. You'll see stencils used with tangles and freehand artwork using tangles. Only about half of the art was actually zentangles, artwork made totally of tangles. The rest was a mishmash of some unattractive art made by certified zentangle artists. So roughly half the book was good and the other half was not.

Jul 25, 2014

Totally enjoyed this introduction to this art style!


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