I have always told people that I am not an artist and that I cannot draw. I am a crafter! I love crafting and have tried almost everything in the crafting world. However, I have always wanted to learn how to draw. My fellow DT members at Craft a Scene sometimes draw their own scenes or add to their stamped images with hand drawn surroundings. I would like to be able to do this too!
I have been exploring drawing techniques and ran across Zentangle.com recently. It is an amazing technique to stimulate creativity, improve hand-eye coordination, promote drawing and relax. The originators of this technique, Rick and Maria, have explained everything on their web site. I found Tanglepatterns.com to be very helpful as well.
I found a certified instructor in my area (Barb Round) and took her three classes. I was amazed at what we created and am starting to feel like maybe I can draw. I hope to keep learning Tangles and start to expand my drawing to freehand images to use in my card making.
Here are a few of my samples....
|Did this one on my own after the 1st class.|
|This tangle was made during the 2nd class.|
|Just Tangling on my own.|
|This one is my favorite and was done after the 2nd class.|
Have a great day!