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Yoga for the Mind

ZENTANGLE – Post 05

I am someone who loves learning new things and for that Google and YouTube have been of HUGE HELP to me. There is so much you can learn these days from the internet. All you need is the curiosity to LEARN.

Being in IT for six years now my life is synonymous with a not so creative kind of job sitting behind the computer. No complaints here, I kind of love my job but the creative side of me always keeps looking for something to learn specially related to ART and that’s how few months back my random google search led me to a word called ZENTANGLE  and boy i tell you…I was in AWE 😀 

Click ⇒ Zentangle to check out my initial post on what it is all about.

And me being in AWE still continues as I search for more and more variety and patterns to up skill myself. Lately i have started doing more of Flower Patterns. All thanks to the videos and tutorials by Krisa Bousquet. Please check her site kcdoodleart for more information. So here are my recent attempts at flower doodles.

Flower Doodle 01

Flower Doodle 02

Flower Doodle 03

Flower Doodle 04

Please do let me know your comments and honest feedback, as this would really encourage me to improve and learn more of this amazing art form which not only is fun but also heals the mind. It’s like

YOGA for the BRAIN 

Yin Yang Zentangled – Post 04

Unless you see the bad you would never realize what good is, unless you know how to cross darkness you wouldn’t enjoy what it is to be in light and unless you know what  it is to be feel being chained you would never enjoy what it is to be free.

Today i am one step closer to something that i have been going through since quite sometime and would tell you all one day the story behind it. For now to celebrate it and to make that journey more stronger for me this is what i drew last night.

THE DARKEST NIGHTS PRODUCE THE BRIGHTEST STARS !!!

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Yin Yang Zentangled

I have a small should I be posting these drawing like a blog post under the drawing category or make a separate page for all my drawings. I am always confused with pages and posts in WordPress 😦 Please let me know your suggestions, would really appreciate it. 

Zentangle Inspired Rhinoceros – Post 03

Sunday time pass – Zentangle Inspired Art Animal – Rhinoceros.

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Zentangle is really a healing process, it lets you focus and be patient and the best part about Zentangle as an art form is it doesn’t let you use an eraser. So you need to keep drawing or rather patterning or doodling and in case you make a mistake you are supposed to play around it in such a way that it turns out to be a better design.

Happy week ahead potpourriers!!! 🙂 🙂 

Pen used- Sakura Pigma Micron .01mm and Time taken – 3 hours(few small breaks)

Merida – Zentangle Post 02

Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination – Tim Burton

One thing that could irritate an IT person is a long weekend…i mean literally four days of holidays and you have nothing to do or nowhere to go cause your friends don’t have as many holidays as you. So the only resort to kill time, not get bored is to DRAW!!! 

So here it is the result of a 3 hour dedicated work. I don’t know what to name it so suggestions are open 🙂 

Zentangle Girl

Instruments used – Drawing sheet A3 size, Sakura Pigma Micron (08/03/01/02) – they are amazing specially for zentangling, Camlin Klick Pro mechanical pencil. 

Image outline from google!

#Zentangle – Post 01

Hello Potpourriers (is that even a word :)) How have you all been doing??

I am so not liking that i didn’t publish even a single post since i reached a +100 followers…how could i be so mean??? Hmmm well.. i am not i so love all my followers for their awesomeness!!. 

ZENTANGLE – This was something i came across accidentally on YouTube while looking out for some art tools. I have seen such a kind of art a lot many times but didn’t know it had its own name and fan following. So what exactly it is ?? Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity (i totally agree to that point). It’s like an advanced version of Mehendi designing or Mandala art form (not aware of its international names)

And so i started doing some research on it, beginners, types etc and then started learning them. In no time i realized how addicted i became to this. I would come back home from work, make myself a glass of tea and start learning the basic patterns and then try out some designs. I even ended up buying special Sakura Micro Pens for doing Zentangle. So introducing some of the Zentangle work i have done in the last ten days instead of blogging. Hope you all enjoy and give your honest opinion about it.

Image 02 – First Zentangle – This was the first one i tried. It was a random patterning design where in you draw many repetitive patterns to just form an overall abstract image. This does have few flaws but then i love it cause this was my first hand experience to draw Zentangles.

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Patterning

Image 03 – The Lady I started searching for designs that use Zentangle patterns and i mostly found images of girls. So i decided to use my beginners lessons to start doing a different design – a gal and a peacock. I never imagined it would turn out so beautifully.I like the peacock more 😛 

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The Girl The Peacock

Image 04 – The Gift – I started sharing my art with my close friends and one of them happen to request me to try this patterning on alphabets and since his birthday was approaching i thought of gifting him a Monogram of his name  – “R”. I am yet to frame it but this ones for now. I am gonna do one for my home also very soon for the alphabet S

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The Gift

Image 05 – The BRIDE – I love this one so much. I avoided to many patterns and kept it very basic and simple. I wanted to try on some colors over the patterns but the moment i finished coloring the red bow i thought my picture was completed.I am gonna frame this one and hang it on my wall. This is also currently my mobile wallpaper  🙂 🙂 

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The Bride

So there it is, all that i have been doing since my last post on the blog. Please do comment and let me know your feedback. And for those who enjoy drawing give Zentangle a shot. Its addictive!!! 

P.S – This was my contribution in the #inktober month. Though it’s a thirty-day thing i thought i could customize it accordingly. 😛

Do what you love!!! Happy Blogging!!! 🙂