Between learning about Zentangle and LEARNING ABOUT Zentangle I did a fair amount of drawing, tried to figure out things, copied patterns, searched the internet and so on. Patterns and repeated elements I totally grokked but somehow I just didn't grasp the idea of strings and shading.
I did a series of short words in the summer of 2009, completely missing the idea of pencil strings and shading, but bang on with the pattern thing. In a way, the outlines of the letters serve as strings, but without any mystery. Here are a few of them (still rather cool nonetheless!).
|This is supposed to say 'now' but looks rather like 'wow'. |
Oh well, I guess "Wow! Now!" is a good attitude!