Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Negative Spacetangles

Zentangle's again:)  I love offering Zentangle's as a beginning drawing project for my 8th grade.  Most artist feel successful with these repeating doodles.  I have tried a couple of things with the doodles (Book Covers, and Zentangle Me ).  This one really focuses on negative space.  I like this one.  Again, it was a good beginning because i had the students trace the outline of an image.  I want to let them know that can be successful right away, and let go of the 'I can't' attitude.  Zentangles are perfect repetitive patters that are simple and relaxing for most students.  I was happy with the results.

More examples can be found on our Flickr account.  (click here)


  1. It's been a while, but I've done something similar with contour line drawings - a page of shoes, and then doodling the entire negative space. These are nice - I love the complete absence of an 'outline'.

  2. These are AMAZING!! I can't wait to try these with my students :-)