These samples are from a class we taught at a calligraphy conference last year in Nashville. Since you can dramatically weight the stroke, you can play in new ways with different tangles . . . for instance, swarm.
Look closely at Maria's Zentangle on the right (below), you'll notice that she also used a regular Pigma Micron to add a counter melody to that tangle. Rick's cadent on the left shows that even a novice can enjoy the dynamics of this pen.
This is a great segue to letting you know that we will be presenting two classes at Odyssey2010, July 27, 2010 - an afternoon class from 2 to 4 and an evening class from 7 - 9 at Stonehill College, just south of Boston, Massachusetts. These classes will be mostly with our regular pens and paper and will be open to the public. Pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them directly at 617-836-6565. $30.
Zentangle is a wonderful tool for warm-up, inspiration and embellishment for seasoned lettering artists. It's also (as we know!) great fun for anyone. That's why these two classes are open public events.
Materials used above:
- Oblique pen
- Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White
- Sakura Pigma Micron 01 (black)
- Heavy textured pastel black paper
- swarm instructions
- cadent instructions
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