How To Build a Zentangle Sampler

I just wanted to put a series on here of my zentangle art. In the first picture, I outlined the main string using Staedtler pen. I filled inside the swirls with a simple striped tangle. I did the same for the string itself.

Then I penciled in how I would like the outside to look and then filled it in with a pen. I love the Paisley pattern and it fits anywhere you want it to go. The beautiful thing about this pattern as a filler is that there is no right or wrong way to lay them out. You can make them all go the same direction, swirl them around something, or do a random pattern like I did below!

Afterward, I began to work on the fine details of the background. This was by far the most time-consuming part. I wanted to fill in every opening with a circle. Boy did it change the look of this string completely!

After completing the background details I moved back to the original string where I put in enough details to keep it alive. I had never tried this before, but I like the way it finally turned out. Without the extra details inside the string itself, it looked out of place in my opinion.

I would love to know what you think about this page and what your favorite part is in the comments below.