A Zentangle a Day by Beckah Krahula is a great challenge for someone already familiar with the Zentangle process developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Each day of the challenge offers new tangles patterns and suggests variations in techniques.
The book is divided into sections that offer insight and pushes the limits of your skills. Although it is not a beginners guide, it can be a great tool for both the novice and the experienced Zentangle artist.
The book offers 42 challenges that help the tangler to explore the Zentangle process. One is to try the tangles in reverse, use a white pen on a black paper. The shading is also reversed, using white pencil to highlight the tangles instead of accenting the shadows.
Another challenge asks you to try a familiar tangle as your string to build your patterns onto. Each day offers several patterns to practice. The daily process adds patterns to your sketch diary as well as ideas for the challenge for your finished tile. The samples pictured here are Artist Trading Cards, a format that is drawn on 2.5 by 3.5 inch cards, designed to be easier for trading with other artists.
If you are interested in learning more about the Zentangle method, do not miss the next local class at Sam Flax, Orlando. The classes offered by Debbie Perdue CZT are listed on their class calendar. http://www.samflaxsouth.com/157/orlando.htm#