F&W Media-North Light Books: The Zentangle Untangled Workbook
Create shapes, letterforms, borders, even Zendalas as you master each new tangle, all
Perfect for artists of all levels, this workbook will immerse you in a daily meditation of Zentangle
Full of dozens of new tiles and four never-before seen tangles, this book will have you using Zentangle
Author: Kass Hall
"Life is short, certainly too short to be concerned too much with rules about drawing." --Kass Hall
In Zentangle Untangled, Kass Hall introduced you to the relaxing, innovative art of Zentangle. Now in The Zentangle Untangled Workbook, you'll get enough Zentangle instruction and inspiration to last all year long.
Filled with dozens of new tiles and four never-before seen tangles designed especially for this book, you'll be using Zentangle in ways you never dreamed. Create shapes, letterforms, borders, even Zendalas as you master each new tangle, all while reducing stress through the intentional act of creating repetitive patterns. Perfect for artists of all levels, this workbook will immerse you in a daily meditation of Zentangle.
Insides you'll find:
Seven step-by-step demonstrations to help you get started.
Inspiration and guidance on how to use those tangles to create unique and beautiful tiles throughout the year.
More than 400 blank or partially started tiles so you can practice all year inside this book and without the fear of the blank page.
It's time to tangle!
North Light Books
North Light Books
North Light Books
North Light Books
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) and own Kass Hall's other book, Zentangle Untangled. I ordered this workbook despite the less-than-favorable reviews here on Amazon, and I'm glad I did.
I do agree that it will never take a full year to complete the exercises in the book, nor does it take a whole week to practice the tangle "Blossom", for example. And I also can understand the reviews that express a desire for more tangles rather than a few tangles presented in various ways.
However, there is a silver lining with this book: if you work through the versions of each tangle (shading, color, letters, zendalas) as they're presented, you will have a good lesson in working a tangle from every angle. Yes, the practice 'tiles' are small squares -- but that can also be a good practice for drawing tangles smaller. Dig out your .005 Microns, folks! Another positive is the sample Zendala patterns--they are all different. This will help many to expand their...
I pre-ordered this book with the understanding of all the caveats Kass and Northern Lights had stated, such as it was for beginners, more experienced tanglers may not find it as helpful as other books. These comments did not deter me, but they did help set my expectations. I cannot in all honesty give the book a five star rating (because of some of the issues Kass raises in her video, which are all very valid and answer my niggling concerns) but it is definitely worth the money - especially if you know what you are getting, and don't come to it with expectations of what YOU THINK it should be.
Believe me, in many ways, the book went far beyond my expectations. Certainly I do not see it as lasting a whole year, but I relish the idea of exploring each tangle in-depth. By learning to look at a limited number of tangles in a close and careful way, it will inform how I approach other tangles in different circumstances and settings.
I had to order the original book, Zentangle Untangled. Although I own a vast array of art/craft books, rarely do I order a succession of books from the same author. This book is great, but as it references the original book, I feel I *need* to add the original book to my collection. I am impressed with this Workbook so I can't wait to see what my experience will be when I have both volumes in my possession.
I am not hugely into Zentangle. I've watched the movement unfold and grow over the last few years, but it isn't a technique that's gotten "in my blood". It is an enjoyable technique, a peacefully creative way to end a day, and beautiful results can be had by anyone. The very nature of Zentangling is relaxed and a kind of "whatever happens, happens". I love seeing the pictures (doodles?) people create with all the tangles, and learning about new designs. This is a great book for that. Some are complaining about there only being 7 new tangles, but I like...
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