Tangling is such an interesting art concept to me. It mixes sketching and doodling and can turn a plain drawing into an elaborate, textureful scene. I made up the word textureful, but I think it fits since tangling is about building on the realistic to produce something more interesting and dramatic (or at least patterned) than what you might see in real life. So consider that some word tangling.
Sometimes, as artists, we get stuck. "Artist's block," we call it. It can last for just a moment or keep us stumped on a piece for days. In The Art of Zentangle our artist offers this tip for blasting that block.
Penny Raile's journey to become an artist involves getting out of your own head and letting go of fear—her story encourages the creator in each of us that it's never too late to trust your talents and pursue what you love. Although Penny discovered a love for art in college, for years afterward she felt compelled to craft, draw, and paint, but struggled with self-doubt. In recent years, she has explored and stepped into a new identity as an artist, personally and professionally. Today she works and makes her home in a 1600 square-foot Los Angeles studio full of color and inspiration.
Making art resolutions is a fun way to explore and make a list of some of the art techniques that you would like to focus on in the coming year. Here is a taste of a few of my personal art resolutions and how I am planning to stay on track:
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