Generating Ideas - Brainstorm ideas about your Zentangle Design. **See the final design section below to understand project requirements**
What is a Zentangle? Zentangles are very different from regular drawing.. They are a form of artistic meditation that even non-artistic people can do. The Zentangle process is just as important as the final product. They are similar but different to doodles. Doodles are done without paying attention or concentrating on what you are doing. It is often done as a distraction when you are involved in another activity like listening to a teacher or in a meeting. Zentangles require more focus on the actual design.
Sketchbook Please write the following words and definitions in your sketchbook.
Tangle - One structured abstract (i.e., nonrepresentational, nonfigurative, nonobjective, nonrealistic) pattern created with at most 2 or 3 simple elemental strokes drawn with a fine-nib black ink pen
Zentangle- an abstract drawing created using repetitive patterns
Tiles - square shaped, heavy-weight paper
String- a line or lines that divide the area within a border into sections to be filled with tangles.
Researching- Below is a list of websites and video links to help you learn about Zentangles and to find patterns
3. Visual Development Sketchbook Assignment Please complete the following, take a photo and turn it in to Schoology for a grade Choose a minimum of 5 different patterns. Practice them in your sketchbook & Include pencil shading trials. - Create a sketch of your complex image & how/where you will place your zentangle designs.
4. Final Design Directions for your project: 1. Get a 12x18" piece of final paper & Draw the outline of a fairly complex image. If it doesn't fill the entire background continue enlarge it, or create another image on the paper 2. Break your image into shapes. 3. Fill in these areas with your patterns lightly in pencil. Then trace them with an ultra-fine sharpie pen/marker. All pencil lines will be covered with marker. Don't fill in shapes with pencil. 2. Use a minimum of 5 patterns -You must have areas that are white, light, medium, dark and black. - Use contrast when choosing patterns - Big and small shapes, thick and thin line, white and dark shapes, detailed and plain areas, etc. - Balance out patterns so they are spread around the paper evenly 3. The patterns should fill 90% of the paper so that there is little to no areas left blank. 4. Once your doodle is complete, add shading with a pencil to make areas appear 3-Dimensional or raised above other areas. 5. Be very neat. When you draw things in pencil first, place a scrap of paper under your hand to prevent smudging.
5. Refinement - Ask 3 people what is working and what needs to be improved. Make changes as necessary- erase pencil marks, clean up marker edges, etc.