Today is Day 6 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words and the prompt today is to do a guest post/an interview.
The idea of a guest post on the blog was something that I had been harbouring for a very long time. Finding a perfect opportunity today, I bring you Rajlakshmi H Boruah, one of the most inspiring bloggers of Write tribe— Software Engineer, talented Zentangle Artist, ace photographer, poet, Yoga exponent—besides being an amazing travel and lifestyle blogger!
A brief bio before we begin— Rajlakshmi is a military brat hailing from Assam, who loves reading about Parallel Universes, when not trying her hand at Zentangles or watching the world – upside down. Travelling is her passion, writing keeps her creativity alive, Yoga is a part of her lifestyle and, more often than not, she ends up setting off the fire alarm while cooking. She strongly believes in Karma — what goes around, comes around. And therefore, no matter how small, she avoids negativity.
Today, she shows us an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns known as Zentangles. Thank you, Rajlakshmi, for being my guest today and sharing your wonderful post on this amazing art form.
A Zentangle is a meditative artwork made by following the Zentangle Method. They are miniature designs made in a short time by repeating certain patterns and following the guideline as published in the official Zentangle site.
Zentangle Inspired Art, on the other hand, are artworks based on Zentangle patterns but made on different mediums like paper, cards, wooden surfaces etc. You can use the official Zentangle patterns or mix them with your own designs.
Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to draw a Feather shaped Zentangle Inspired art.
I used a Unipen pen of different sizes – .01 .02 and .05, to draw this artwork.
There’s no right or wrong way to draw a Zentangle Inspired Art. Don’t worry about mistakes and you don’t even need to have a plan. Just pick up the pen, and let your ideas flow.
Rajlakshmi makes it look so simple for us, doesn’t she? That would surely inspire many of us to have a go at it someday soon. Are you into Zen doodling? If you are, do share your advice/experience to the eager doodlers in the comments section below. Your thoughts on the post are as always, much appreciated!
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My other posts for this festival:
A Treasure Forever – #WTFOW#6 Day 1 (Write about a treasure)
Resources I have – #WTFOW#6 Day 2 (Write about a resource)
A Village Called Zermatt – WTFOW#6 Day 3 (Write about a map and a place either real or virtual)
All in a Day’s Work – #WTFOW#6 Day 4 (Write about a day in your life or someone else’s life)
A Letter to a Friend – #WTFOW#6 Day 5 (Write a letter)