One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun

One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun

by Beckah Krahula

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One Zentangle A Day is a beautiful interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises.Zentangles are a new trend in the drawing and paper arts world. The concept was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing, by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings.This step-by-step book is divided into 6 chapters, each with 7 daily exercises. Each exercise includes newtangles to draw in sketchbooks or on tiepolo (an Italian-made paper), teaches daily tile design, andoffers tips on related art principles, and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art) project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals, and new techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610586405
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 472,631
File size: 40 MB
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About the Author

Beckah Krahula is an artist, writer, consultant, product designer, and industry expert. She began her career with the first graphic rubber stamp company in the U.S., and has worked as a full-time mixed media artist ever since. She has worked for publishers, toy designers, and product manufacturers. In 2001, she began filming the Carol Duvall Show, writing the scripts, creating the projects, step outs, and online instructions. After a long career of touring thirty to forty seven weeks a year, in 2001, she began teaching online. In February of 2011 she became a certified Zentangle teacher. She lives in Houston, TX.

Read an Excerpt

The Eleven-Step Zentangle Process

Admire the paper and tools.
Appreciate this opportunity.
Draw the border.
Draw the string.
With the pen, draw the tangles.
With the pencil, shade the tangles.
With the pen, initial the front, and sign, date, and comment on the back.
Reflect and appreciate.
Admire up close and at arm's length.

Table of Contents

Zentangle in Practice
What is Zentangle?
Chapter One: Basics and Enhancements
Chapter Two: Tangles and Value Patterns
Chapter Three: Geometric and Organic Patterns
Chapter Four: Understanding and Using Color
Chapter Five: Defining and Using Style
Chapter Six: Creating the Rest of Your Zentangle Journey
Inspiration Gallery
Artist Contributors
About the Author

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One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ignore the one star ratings. These users were rating the issues with the digital verison, not the actual book, which kind of negates the purpose of the review section. I would highly recommend this book to new zentanglers. It's a great intro level book and I love how it is split into days. It keeps me from feeling overwhelmed like I do when I go to a website full of tangles to try. As to the users complaining about the digital verison, contact B&N and/or Quarry Books directly.  Leaving 1 star reviews just makes it look like this is a terrible book. The people who could actually fix the issue aren't going to see your one star review. It's only going to deter potential buyers that look at star ratings without reading the reviews. 
LauraBees More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is very helpful as a new Zentangle artist, going step by step and introducing terms and tangles. She also shows you the possibilities with Zentangle Inspired Art, and gorgeous photos. She did make an error concerning the paper that is used for official Zentangle tiles: the paper is a print making paper by Italian paper making company, Fabriano. the particular paper by Fabriano is called "Tiepolo". She states that is 240lb weight in her book, but Fabriano only comes in 140lb weight, a standard weight. You can save a lot of money by ordering the paper and cutting it into 3-1/2 inch square tiles with a large paper cutter. The paper can usually be found for less than $6 per sheet, and at 20X30 inch sheets, you can cut about 50 tiles. Official pre-cut tiles run you $29.00 for a set of 55.
KimmyCT More than 1 year ago
I received this book a couple months back. I love Zentangle and tangle frequently. Although some of the tangles in this book are also in other books the book is an excellent resource for reviewing shading, playing with color, many examples of more complex tangles. It is truly a six week Zentangle course (that could take longer if you choose). Very thorough book and well worth purchasing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing is less ZEN than Page Perfect! Too bad, because I bet this is a really great book. Even when this book opens, it never works properly. IF it loads completely, I can't view more than a few pages before it fails: pages stop turning, menu navigation freezes, the screen blanks (sometimes black, sometimes white), the reader stops responding- and usually more than one of these issues each time. I STILL HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO VIEW EVERY PAGE! I've never had problems reading other publications & PDFs on my Nook. I wish you could choose which Reader app it opens in. And yes, before purchasing I made sure my Nook was updated to version 1.4.3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The contents of this book are great, but unfortunately I have to give it three stars because the ebook doesn't open most of the time. I haven't figured out what magic is required to make it open. Seems random.
beilue More than 1 year ago
I had so much fun doing the exercises in this book. It was easy to follow along and create beautiful art pieces and calm moments at the same time. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in doodling. It will elevate your doodles and create a zen moment for you every time you make one of these little pieces of joy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does not work on my Nook Color. Opens up and then I have to force it to close with out seeing any pages. It is kind of frustrating. I was looking forward to spending a fun afternoon with this book. Don't waste any money on this until it is fixed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful for beginners & those interested in learning Zentangle. I received the book today & very pleased with it. I love how it is put together & def. not for an ereader. I look forward to starting a fun 6-week course in Zentangle!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have mostly paged through it, using some tangles that I saw. But, after reading the author's story in the intro about how she used Zentangling to recover from serious illness, I am more than inspired to start the 6 week adventure and to share it with others!
HartisLife258CH More than 1 year ago
This is a very good beginning if you are new to zentangle. There are good basic tangles and the instructions are clear and very well done.  A wonderful book for your Zentangle library. 
HaidaZ More than 1 year ago
I am just getting started on Zentangles and have not had a chance yet to be in a class with a certified teacher. This seems to me to be the next best thing. I can practice at my own speed and follow along with her instructions easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a super fun book! Great for beginners! But PLEASE BUY THE PAPERBACK!  B & N should note that it is for HD only. Zentangle untangled works great on my simple Nook device.
tdbear4jm More than 1 year ago
Finally a book that has enough style in it that you can really take off on your own with zentangle. It really helped me get started.
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This book has greatly helped me by broadening my use of the patterns I use in my art.
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