I did try to make this zentangle pattern random but it is very difficult not to end up making a pattern, not that it would have mattered in the slightest. I shaded in the wide areas rather than the pointy areas just to get a different look. The photo is taken from above and it looks curved because my card wouldn’t lie flat. Instead of black and white I might do this one again in colour next time.
I caught a little bit of zentangle on a TV show a few weeks back (I think was the lady doing the demo was called Mel) and this was roughly the pattern she was doodling. Mine isn’t quite the same as I have angled my stripes differently and also the shading. The pattern reminds me of these old fashioned sweets you used to get that were kind of pyramidal and stripy – humbugs. I think zentangle lends itself really well to male cards and this one is for Fraser. Happy birthday Fraser!
A little zentangle birthday card from me today. Although it is actually quite a simple card it took ages to do. It is coloured with a mixture of watercolour pencils and copic pens.