My mom has discovered zentangle a while ago. That is drawing repetitive patterns on little cards and making compositions. It’s fairly new, but a lot people enjoy doing this apparently. Lots of wonderful work is being made and it has a meditatively effect while doing this. It ‘s something my mom loves to do these days. With some help from my father to set up a wordpress system, she started her own blog, tangledreams.be, where she writes about zentangle.
One time she asked me, my brother and father to create a little zentangle drawing for her, with help from a book with lots of tangles (patterns) to choose from and step by step instructions to draw that specific tangle. I enjoyed the drawing tangles experience and understand the effect, that it is meditatively.
Normally, drawing zentangles, is done on little pieces of paper, but since I am a digital guy, who likes animation and has a wacom drawing tablet at hand, I tried a little experiment with drawing tangles on that and make an animation with it in Flash.
I have chosen 3 really simple patterns, made an easy composition on a frame and did a slightly different redraw on the next frame.
The result is on ictbram.be/zentangle
It’s just a simple experiment I did at the end of a few days, one frame a day. While doing this, I felt the good effect for clearing your mind again.
Zentangle is something you can do, to meditate and do something artistic as well I’ll remember.
** Update 03/04/2016