Holi Fun

This year in Holi, I just gave a twist to one of my Tangle Pattern AkiChain. I kept this name after my daughter's Akshara, as we both accidentally hopped on this pattern while trying out some other design. When I think of Tangle, I see it more like a fun than some pattern or design, so all my patterns have some fun to it! And ofcourse, repetitive strokes turn the tangle into a pattern.

AKICHAIN TANGLE PATTERN

AKICHAIN TANGLE PATTERN

Kids Beginner's Zentangle Class

Its 5.40am here in India, and I just finished my very first pilot Online Zentangle® class for a 6 year old living in PA. She so enthusiastically participated in the one hour long session. Here's her finished piece! 

  

To book an online workshop with me for, you can email me at cztaish@tangleandinspire.com or call me at my provided number on the Contact Page! 

#ifyoucanWriteyourName, you can draw a Zentangle! 😍 

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Toffee Tangle Pattern

This is my Toffee Tangle Pattern . This is one of my first few Tangle Patterns I created in mid Year 2016. I have reworked on the step-outs and illustrated more fun ways to explore this tangle. I named this Tangle Pattern as Toffee, because it reminds me of my childhood favourite MangoBite Toffee! :-D

 
Toffee Tangle Pattern

Toffee Tangle Pattern

New WaterColour Journal

Few days ago, I purchased new watercolour journal from FurryTails suggested by my dear friend VandanaKrishna -my tangler friend and also a Certified Zentangle Teacher from Bangalore. FurryTails are mumbai based company, creating handmade 100% cotton sketchbook journals. They have couple of variety both in landscape and portrait. If you are interested, you can check their Instagram Page and order one for yourself.

So this one that I have is a 300 gsm ColdPress Watercolour Journal. I generally like to do Zentangle Inspired Art, which involves inking with micron pens, which I realized is not so easy to do on the paper. So now I am thinking of doing line-art with watercolor pencil or color pencil . I have been experimenting to add watercolours from the palette that I recently bought Mungyo Professional 12HalfPan set from Korea, using the traditional watercolour synthetic brushes.

So here are my first two pages -

Ruins to Fun Tangling

We often say “There are no mistakes in Zentangle”. What we really mean is, every ruined artwork has a say into this world. That we can transform it totally make it more worthy, more lovable!

One such page got transformed into this fun illustration.

Before ruined page from the sketchbook!

Before ruined page from the sketchbook!

So you can see how the Christmas tree string gave me an option to create this fun house, with dingbatz styled Zentangle train (with Thomas engine) and leaving its tangled filled smoke in the air! It nearly expressed the excitement I was holding to in the moment. 

The After, curated drawing!

The After, curated drawing!