In this category you’ll find various tangle and doodle patterns. Some will be step-by-step tutorials, others just variations of patterns I’ve seen elsewhere on the internet (in these cases I’ll post links to the site where I found the instructions).
Here are two tiles featuring variations of tangle patterns Flux and Nymph. I colored them with pencils and found out I really enjoy working with pencils. Up until now I usually used pens to color in tangles, but I plan to use pencils much more often in the future.
Zentangle Border Pattern #5 done with Faber-Castell PITT artist pen S and Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment 0.1.
A simple but pretty floral border drawn with Faber-Castell PITT Artist pen S, Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment 0.1 and colored in with a grey fine liner pen.
Another geometric doodle pattern suitable for decorating bookmarks and cards. It’s easy to do and there are many options for coloring – just use your imagination.
Step by step instructions how to draw a geometric tangle pattern and some variations. If you color it in you can get many different looks – here’s a video how to use color pens to make the third variation.
An easy to do geometric doodle pattern. I think grid based patterns are very suitable for beginners – you just have to fill in the squares repeatedly with simple lines and you get interesting intricate shapes. And when you color them in you get lovely patterns. The black pen is Faber-Castell PITT artist pen size S and the color ones are United Office Fineliner pens: pink, dark green and light green. I plan on making a bookmark with this pattern and when it’s done I’ll post a picture.
Step by step instructions for a floral grid based tangle pattern.
A simple floral border pattern with some added color. The color pens are Faber-Castell PITT artist pens Orange glaze and May green, both are size S.
The first one is among my favorites and all three of them are great as background patterns.
Another zentangle border pattern tutorial. This one is suitable for designs and drawings with straight lines.
A useful tip: if you want to make a line even finer – just barely touch the pen tip to the paper when you draw. I did the smaller lines around the petals this way since even the 0.1 pen I used for them makes too thick a line for such a limited space. You can’t really see the difference in the video, but it is there.
I used three different sizes of pens for this one – Faber-Castell PITT artist pens sizes F (for the outlines) and S (for the petals) and Uni Pin Fine Line 0.1 for the small lines.
You can make the arches as big or as small as you want. You’ll notice the last two are a bit smaller – adapt the size to your own preferences.