Today I want to show you my first Zentangle piece. I'm not really a great painter or anything but after watching some amazing videos by Ashley Picanco and Jessie Chou I decided to give it a try. I don't know if I mentioned it before but I have a cat, her name is Frieda. As I already have some amazing art of my old cat created by my friend, I thought it would be time to add some pictures of our new family member. So I made a cat Zentangle.
It wasn't as hard as I thought to be honest but I also cheated a little ;)
So I think you can recreate it easily :)
At first I chose some pictures of Frieda where she looks into the camera and made some sketches. As I said I'm not really good at drawing, so I cheated. I resized them on my computer and traced the outline of the cat faces in pencil, at first on a very small scale. Then I used a marker to trace them in black. I then practiced and filled in the first cat face with patterns.
Here are my first attempts:
|sketches for my zentangle drawing|
This is the photo I used. Look at her, isn't she cute? :)
|our cat Frieda|
Here is my drawing in pencil. I hope you can see:
Then I filled in the sections with patterns. After watching all of the Zentangle videos by Jessie (ZentangleWithJessie) and Ashley (Zentangle For Beginners) I had practiced the patterns I liked in my sketch book to use them for projects later on.
Here an example of my sketches:
And here is the final result.
I really like how it turned out, it's exactly how I wanted it :) I was even allowed to put it up on the wall :D
See you soon