Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO USE CLASSES AND DOCUMENTS

Feel free to share the drawings you did in the class or any other artwork that you might make using the skills or techniques you learned from me. I would be grateful if you would mention me by tagging me and / or by using the hashtag #zenlineaclass. That way I will also be able to see and enjoy your posts.
 
If you are a CZT and would like to teach skills or techniques you learned in my class, feel free to do it. It is my suggestion that you play with what you learned in the class and give your personal stamp to what you teach. I’m sure that the students will be able to recognize it and appreciate it even more. I hope that you will enjoy your classes and give credit where credit is due. 
 
Please note that the materials (videos and PDF documents) are protected by copyright. They are to be used for your personal purposes only. Any distribution or commercial use is prohibited. If you plan on offering a class with printable materials, please make your own materials from scratch and base it on your own designs. 
 
If you have any questions about the use of the materials or any other intellectual property, feel free to contact me at info@zen-linea.com.

WHAT IS ZENTANGLE

If you want to learn more about Zentangle Method and my Zentangle story, please visit this link.

PAPER TILES I USE FOR ZENTANGLE DRAWINGS

I really use what’s available but I’ll always admit that it’s nicest to work with high quality supplies. The most important thing is to draw. Do not let the lack of high quality paper discourage you. Great supplies do not make great artists but practice and love for it do! But let me be more concrete:

  • ORIGINAL ZENTANGLE TILES are what I use most often. They offer square, round and triangular tiles in white, tan, black and grey color. The paper used for original Zentangle tiles is a high quality hand-made Italian product (Fabriano Tiepolo). It really is different and the surface structure forces me to slow down the process, which is a plus. If you are interested in buying, please visit Zentangle.
  • STRATHMORE ARTISTS TILES in tan and grey are some of the reasons I fell in love with this art form. I love how beautiful all kinds of shades and highlights look on those papers. They are slightly bigger than regular Zentangle tiles but I cut them to the standard Zentangle size.
  • SELF MADE TILES are a great option. I have no problems finding a good quality card stock paper in local art supplies stores. Paper cutters for home use are also available at reasonable prices, as are corner punches for rounding the corners. 

COLORS I USE FOR ZENTANGLE DRAWINGS

I jump back and forth from old-school Zentangle black and white drawings to using all sorts of colors. I really like to use watercolor pencils (especially Faber Castell’s Albrecht Dürer) with a thin water brush to activate and blend color. Regular color pencils are also awesome and I love my Prismacolor set. I also use Kuretake Zig Clean Color brush pens that can be blended like watercolor pens. Additionally, inks like Ecoline are a wonderful tool to prepare a colorful background. But!!! Do not let the lack of supplies discourage you. The most important thing is to draw and imagination can make up for all the missing supplies!