Zen Doodling

Zen Doodling

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Offers instructions for drawing Zen doodles, which rely on repetition, intricate design, natural themes, and color combinations to create works which improve focus and foster inner calm and tranquility.

Barron's Educational Publishing
Today's hectic lifestyle can leave us burned out. It's no wonder that more and more people are engaging in healing activities such as yoga, meditation, and massage. Artistic expression is also a great way to de-stress. Barron'sZen Doodling, combines the calming benefits of meditation with the soothing effects of drawing for a unique new take on relaxation.

Zen doodling doesn't require any artistic training, and there's no need for special tools or equipment. With just a pen and a scrap of paper, many find that the simple repetitive nature of drawing patterns is spiritually rewarding and can boost creative confidence.

Here, professional illustrator and artist, Carolyn Scrace offers simple instructions and tons of beautiful examples that will inspire artists of all levels to get started in this unique art form. You'll find:

  • A range of exercises from simple patterns using lines and shapes, to more complex mandalas, portraits, and even unique personal alphabets that incorporate depth and color
  • Great ideas for adding a Zen touch to fabric, journals, china, glass, and more
  • Basic lessons on color theory, light and shade, and a helpful glossary of relevant terms

    With down-to-earth language and engaging design, Zen Doodling offers a distinctive approach to artistic creativity, and a method for achieving personal serenity.


  • Publisher: Hauppage, N.Y. : Barron's, 2013
    Edition: 1st ed
    ISBN: 9781438002576
    1438002572
    Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm

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    Jlderdall Feb 11, 2015

    Can't draw? Like doodling? Here's your answer! This is addictive, fun and will melt away hours. It has a meditative quality to it. It's said that this is 'yoga for the mind'. Even the hardest looking designs are broken down into easy steps and come out looking amazing.

    Give it a try!!

    liocorno Jan 03, 2014

    I own tons of zentangle books and plan to buy this one too. It has lots of different ideas

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