Easy Zentangle Portrait Drawing


Hey everyone, it’s Katie from Studio Katie here, and today I’ll be showing you how to create an easy Zentangle Portrait Drawing.  Zentangling is one of those things I don’t do all the time, but I always come back to it whenever I need a bit of inspiration or just a relaxing creative hobby! Believe me when I say that anyone can zentangle! You can learn all about Zentangle® from the Official Zentangle Website. 

How to draw a Zentangle Portrait:

Learn how to create an easy Zentangle Portrait Drawing using this tutorial by @studiokatie for @tombowusa! #tombow #tombowusa #zentangle

Supplies:

Step one:

In this project I’ll be showing you how to zentangle hair for a portrait, so start by using the MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil sketching out your girl onto a piece of paper.

I’m working in a dot grid journal today.

Learn how to create an easy Zentangle Portrait Drawing using this tutorial by @studiokatie for @tombowusa! #tombow #tombowusa #zentangle

Step two:

Next it’s time to Zentangle! The idea is that you’ll fill in the hair shape you’ve sketched out with a variety of patterns. I really like the feather/vine style patterns, so I’m starting with FLUX for her bangs.

While you an sketch with a pencil first (and I do for my of my art), I like to Zentangle with just the MONO Drawing Pen without sketching first. My favorite is the 03 tip for Zentangling, but the pen comes in 3 tip sizes: 01, 03, & 05.

Learn how to create an easy Zentangle Portrait Drawing using this tutorial by @studiokatie for @tombowusa! #tombow #tombowusa #zentangle

Step three:

Keep Zentangling until you’ve filled up the shape you’ve sketched for her hair, and you’re happy with it!

Because it’d be hard to memorize all of the patterns out there, I find it helpful to have a book on Zentangles handy to flip through, or create a Pinterest board with your favorite patterns! I made a little guide of the patterns I used here on the left side of the page below.

I finished my girl off by hand lettering a little quote underneath with a pink Fudenosuke Color Brush Pen!

Learn how to create an easy Zentangle Portrait Drawing using this tutorial by @studiokatie for @tombowusa! #tombow #tombowusa #zentangle Learn how to create an easy Zentangle Portrait Drawing using this tutorial by @studiokatie for @tombowusa! #tombow #tombowusa #zentangle

Zentangling and creating Zentangle portraits is a easy, but FUN, hobby to have if you’re looking for a new hobby for 2019. These are also great to work into your task planner, art journal, etc.

Here are 5 more reasons to discover Zentangles.

 

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