‘Peace knot’ – free zendoodle pattern (by JbR)

'Cross' by JbR © 2013 using the 'peace knot' doodle pattern.
‘Cross’ by JbR © 2013 using the ‘peace knot’ doodle pattern.

A little something for the deck creators, artists, zen-chasers and wanna-be artists amongst us.

Doodling is as old as the hills. People have doodled forever. But, have you wondered what might happen if you incorporated a bit more structure into your doodles? What inevitably happens is surprisingly beautiful art, and you need not be an artist to create fabulous doodles! Seriously, you need only put pen to paper and follow these easy instructions.

Zentangle ® is the art of repetitive patterns to form intricate and complex doodles. However, once we break these complex designs down to their basics, drawing fabulous looking doodles are both fun and easy, and it is addictive! It has a similar effect on us as what drawing mandalas does, it is meditative, relaxing and good for our health.

As a keen doodler myself, I have tried many of the available ‘tangles’ (doodles) as published by Zentangle and others. However, I am now ready to share my own unique (and new) doodle patterns with easy to replicate, step-by-step instructions. Anyone may freely use these patterns for non-commercial or commercial use, however I retain the copyright on the patterns themselves, and a mention might be nice if you do decide to use one or more of my patterns in your art 😉

I call the first one ‘peace knot’ because it reminds me of a piece of string knotted around a stone, a symbol of ‘tying up’ the violence in our world. This pattern is especially beautiful and striking when repeated over a larger area with a bit of shading added afterward for depth.

How to draw ‘peace knot.’

'peace knot' by JbR © 2013
‘peace knot’ by JbR © 2013

I will post these tangles separately. Please share widely with your tangle, doodle and arty friends and remember to subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss out on any future free doodle/tangle patterns.

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