What is a Zentangle? In a word, a doodle. A structured, contained doodle. The term ‘Zentangle’ was coined by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas when, one day, Maria described her experience, as she created her art, as “feeling timeless, free and engendering a sense of deep well-being”. Rick recognised that she was in a meditative state and so Zentangles were born.
I use the technique of Zentangling in much of my artwork, incorporating various patterns into many of my drawings and paintings. These works come out with vivid detail that ties the whole of the picture together. Many of my black and white Zentangles have also been created in negative in a graphics program to give a completely different aspect of the drawing.
These Zentangles are a part of an adult colouring book series.