About the Book One Zentangle A Day
is a beautiful, interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises.
Book Synopsis Take your doodles to a whole new level with this best-selling and preeminent guidebook to the meditative art of the Zentangle, featuring the incredibly beautiful and inspiring artwork of author Beckah Krahula. This step-by-step book is divided into six chapters, each with seven daily exercises.
The Zentangle method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing
by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles," or small square drawings.
Each of the six chapters explores a different aspect of Zentangle:
- Basics and Enhancements
- Tangles and Value Patterns
- Geometric and Organic Patterns
- Understanding and Using Color
- Defining and Using Style
- Creating the Rest of Your Zentangle Journey
Each exercise includes new tangles to draw
in sketchbooks or on Tiepolo (an Italian-made paper), teaches daily tile design
, offers tips on related art principles,
and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art)
project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals, and new techniques.
Drawing Zentangles is a relaxing and replenishing diversion
that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. In addition to its soothing benefits, a Zentangle practice can also help with self-image
, pain management
, conflict resolution
, and coping with grief
Step away from the daily hustle and untangle with a Zentangle.
About the Author
Beckah Krahula is an artist, consultant, product designer, industry expert, and author of One Zentangle a Day (Quarry Books, 2012) and 500 Tangles, (Quarry Books, 2015). She began her career with the first graphic rubber stamp company in the US, and has worked as a full-time mixed-media artist ever since. She has worked for publishers, toy designers, and product manufacturers. In February of 2011, she became a certified Zentangle teacher. She lives in Houston, Texas.