Day 2 of Inktober Tangles 2021. So far, so good. Today’s tangle is Naaki by Nadine Roller, CZT. This one is a very versatile pattern, can be transformed in many different ways, but I decided to stick with the basics with just a couple of additional touches. I tried to add some color with pencils but unfortunately the green pencil is barely visible in the video, as you can see bellow, and in the photo of the finished drawing it looks yellow. Oh, well, I guess I’ll use darker colors in the future.
A video showing how to draw a relatively simple mandala suitable for both beginners and more experienced doodlers. For this one I used Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens F and S from this set of four and an Uni Pin 0.1 pen for the finer lines.
A small square zentangle (also called tile) that is easy and quick to do. Perfect for beginners. You can use any fineliner pen, but for this particular drawing I used a Staedtler triplus fineliner and Centropen 0.1 for the thinner lines.
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.
Zentangle leaf #2. The pen is Faber-Castell PITT artist pen F.
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.
A small mandala drawn freehand. It takes some practice to keep the lines and spaces in between even but it’s very relaxing and fun to draw without compasses and rulers. The black pen is as usual Faber-Castell PITT artist pen size S. The color pens are Aihao Colorpia Fine Liner – a set of 12 colors. Unfortunately I don’t remember where I bought them since it was a few years ago – before I started doodling more consistently – and there isn’t a lot of info about them on the Internet. It’s a sad thing because the colors are so bright and lovely. You can see a picture of the pens here.
Another video tutorial in the Nature Zentangles series – a flower design. This one is a bit more complex than the first flower video I made but still easy to follow, I think. As usual I used Black Detail Pitt Artist Pens 4Ct Set (Design Memory Craft). After you’re done you can of course color the design with pencils or crayons.