Here’s something fun to try if you’re a member of the Creative Caravan Coloring Book Club for Adults.
Use this week’s coloring page, which is a mandala, to create a zendala. A zendala is simply a mandala that includes all sorts of “tangle” designs within the sections of the mandala. Tangles are just little doodles that are repeated to create patterns
Make a Zendala
Start with This Week’s Coloring Page – A Plain Mandala (Mandala - Roller Coaster)
Next, start working from the inside of the mandala, adding lines to the design. In the next photo, you see that I filled in the sections around the triangle with zigzag lines.
Next, I simply made three lines through each of the sections in the circle that surrounds the triangle.
To fill in the sections outside of this center circle, I made little circles all crowded together to fill in each section. This photo shows just one of the sections fllled in, but you can see what the entire mandala looks like with all this little circles if you look at the last photo here of the completed picture.
Next, I made zigzags in the loops that go all along the outside of the mandala. You can see an example in the top of the next photo.
Finally, I squared off the largest blank sections of the mandala. Within this squared off sections I put a dot where the lines intersected. Like this (in the right of the photo):
When I filled in the mandala with all these “tangles” here is what the finished zendala looked like:
Here’s something that will nurture your creative spirit and also help you relax and even change your state of mind. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called Zentangle.
What is Zentangle?
Zentangle is a form of meditative drawing using a pen and square paper tiles.
There are different ways to create these squares.
Here’s a short tutorial video that will help you get started experiencing the fun of Zentangle:
You don’t need much to get started with Zentangle. Here are the basics:
You can use white card stock or colored. Or, purchase an Artist's Tile Set. You may also want to get a good, unbreakable RULER, and a PROTRACTOR for measuring angles.
You will also want good permanent ink pens (above), and a Sharpie Marker. CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE MORE.
We have also found some great books on creating Zentangles. CLICK ON THE COVER FOR MORE.
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