Picked up my first Zentangle book, yesterday.

So yes, I have officially started the process of working through Zentangles.  🙂  I used the workbook I picked up yesterday as a rather lengthy warm-up before beginning to color my giant composition.  I’m thinking that maybe another, perhaps more practical, warm-up today, would have been to play around with the colors that I wanted to include in my composition…(I did notice that one of my erasers — a triangular one which feels like vinyl — did indeed lift the upper layers off of my coloring on Bamboo.  I was so psyched at this, I can’t even tell you.)

And I did start “shading” the Zentangles I did yesterday with a 6B pencil; it just made them look dirty.  I mean, it was horrible.  I liked my tangles better without the pencil.

Maybe I’ll hold off on any more “shading” until I have a bigger collection in Micron which I can “shade” with fineliners or Tombows or Pitt pens.  Yesterday was almost all black gel-ink, because that’s the best thing I had.  In consequence, I can’t safely say that my markers won’t pick up the black ink underlying.

I’ve also found that dimensional fill inside the tangles is not necessarily the best way to start out.

In any case, I can see that this will be addictive…


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Haru ("Codey") is a third-year Master's student in Library and Information Science, hoping to find a way to fuse their desire to make the world a better place and to finance their art.

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