Simply Pen Tangled: A Coloring Book of Patterned Pictures
Madison Street Publishing
Number of designs: 24
In this book of Zentangle®-inspired patterns, Sharon Wilson turns everyday objects into detailed drawings for you to color. Designs subjects range from candles to cupcakes, and butterflies to bicycles. Whether it’s a simple still life or an intricate landscape, the addition of repeating patterns make these images come alive with possibility.
I find it interesting that I, too, have been exploring some of these patterns and methods in my own drawings recently, and yet when I was looking through this book, I couldn’t find any interest in coloring it! When I think about the designs I’ve created that use these techniques, I realized that my own designs have also been left uncolored.
I think that these tangles, or doodles (for me at least) are complete in themselves and I don’t feel a need to add color. But I know there are others who love to color this type of design, and I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous finished art made using the Zentangle method and then adding color.
- Complexity: Intermediate to Advanced
- Book Size: 8.25 x 11 inches
- Design Borders: Each design is created within a hand-drawn border
- Design Lines: hand-drawn, most lines are of a medium thickness
- Paper: slighty above average thickness
- Printing: single-sided
- Binding: glue-bound
Author note: The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. “Zentangle” is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.