Halloween is coming so here is an idea for a Halloween doodle. It could be used for a greeting card. You can color it or draw it on orange paper or just leave it as it is. Or you could just take some of the elements – the jack-o’-lantern, the bat or the tree – and make your own composition.
Here’s a tutorial on how to draw a leaf zentangle style. I’m planning a whole series of videos with ideas on various types of flowers, leaves and trees called “Nature Zentangles” and this is the first one. You can find all my tutorial videos on my YouTube channel.
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.
A really easy border pattern that can be used to great effect on greeting cards. I did a variation of this border for my Valentine Card project – the border starts at 7:40.
I used a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen size F for the main pattern and a size S for the teardrop shapes and dots.
A tutorial on how to draw an easy square zentangle design. The patterns are simple and you can do it all freehand (I used a ruler to draw the squares, since my straight lines are rather shaky). I used Faber-Castell PITT artist pens size F and S, but you can use any pen or pencil you want.