Tidal pool. I went to a huge aquarium over the weekend. It was so much fun to look at all the animals that came from the sea. From tiny snails all the way up to huge sea lions, they were each so interesting in their own way! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Cockles 'N‘ Mussels Marasu Narwal

Distress Inks. This tile is a combination of techniques beginning with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Spray Stains, and markers. In addition, several other products were used including Polychromos colored pencils, a variety of gel pens, Sharpies, and Zig markers. The techniques used are from Eni Oken‘s ebook, “3D Tangle: Tangling over Distressed Tiles.” While this technique still involves drawing tangles on a small piece of paper, it is far from the original Zentangle Method.

Something different. I decided to try the current challenge in Eni Oken’s Shading Zentangle Facebook group. This challenge was to imitate the stunning artwork style used by Jo Flaherty. Her work is amazingly beautiful! I tried to keep the tangling simple, with larger shapes and no details. Then I began by drawing a simple line of color with the marker and applying water. I had some issues controlling the color, but I did get the base tones in place.