Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Line drawing lessons

Some time ago I started doing Simone Bischoff's series of lessons for sharpening one's line drawing skills, so I thought I'd share my efforts with you. Originally in German, the short series is abbreviated in translation on tangle-patterns.com. There you'll find the details of each exercise. I did all my work on zentangle tiles.

Lesson one: ways of connecting dots 
Simone shows various ways to connect two dots. I used Black Pearlz for three of the dots.

Lesson two: lines in waves
This didn't work out the way Simone's did, but it is wavy lines!
Two tangles that use a series of wavy lines are Diva Dance and Magma.

Lesson three: fantasy flowers

Lesson four: spiral forms
First, a helix, a double helix, and a spiral.
The second idea in this lesson is to use the three spiral forms all starting from the same place.
It started going rather haywire so I just let it do that, and added more.

Lesson five: angled lines
Using straight, and angled lines first, then adding geometric shapes on the lines.
Some tangles that use this type of angled lines and shading are Raddox and Static.

That's as far as I got (thus far, at least). It is a fun exercise and offers new ways of thinking about mark-making. Give it a try!


  1. Thanks! Looks very interesting!! Might be a good set of lessons to get thinking again!!

  2. I like them all. I have seen her lessons but hadn't studied it.

  3. awesome!! Thanks so much for the share. I need this.

  4. What super fun Margaret, I certainly will give it a try!

  5. That looks like a great idea, I think I will give this a go too :)

  6. Looks like fun, will have to give it a go!

  7. That looks like a great idea, I think I will give this a go too :)