Entangled Animals Video Lesson



Learn how to create fish, birds and reptiles into an intuitive and relaxing Zentangle-Inspired piece. Includes TWO intermediate/advanced videos, a total of 3 hours.


Includes video captions!

Your Instructor: Eni Oken

I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for over 30 years, author of hundreds of articles, tutorials, video lessons and ebooks online and books in print on various different subjects such as fantasy design, jewelry making and in recent years, Zentangle method. My true passion is exploring methods and tools on how a person can create something remarkable in art, and teaching it to others so they can grow artistically.

CZT® since 2016

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In this lesson you'll learn:

• How to discover animals in a Zentangle-Inspired string

• How to create fun fish, birds and reptiles

• How to add overlapping ribbons and tangles

• How to shade your entangled animals


What a fun class! Everyone drew fantastic fish entangled in woven ribbons. The fishermen in my life all loved it and my son wants me to draw a tattoo for him along these lines. Love the class. Thanks, Eni for being so creative and fun!

Terri Young via teachable


I love these Entangled Fish. This lesson was different than other lessons and that’s one of the awesome things about Art Club. Eni keeps us guessing and keeps things creative for us! I can see using this technique in other drawings and I’m so excited that I got to learn it! Thank you Eni for another amazing class!

Angela Smith via teachable


In this gently paced, beautifully taught and drawn class it is lovely to work with images, or more correctly imagined images of something we may have drawn simplistically in the past. It is unusual to draw something 'in the image of' in Zentangle so its an interesting challenge. Lots of revision/introduction to shading and ribbons and how to use strings inventively and the opportunity for the more advanced tangler to be creative. Definitely challenged me to leave white space!

Carrie James via email


At first, the fish seemed daunting - especially deciding what tangles to use in the body. for one fish I copied what you did - for another I chose my own tangle. I'm happy with the outcome and am eager to try another fish tile!

Donna Bosomworth via email


Very surprised how pleased I was with my entangled fish. Definately need to improve my mooka waves but have the confidence that I can improve. I enjoyed the class immensely. Thank you Eni so much.

Linda Talberg via email


I love your classes as they go into so much depth and the little details which enhances the overall look that goes into each tile. I love the variety of subjects you choose. i have probably got most of your classes as i love going through them again and again and can experiment with and suddenly you come up with a new idea! its like a push start! You make me imagine more than I would do on my own! You made the entangled animal class so easy and explained it very well!

Jasmine Jehangir via email

Combine meditative aspects of Zentangle with the fun of creating birds, fish and reptiles!

Create unusual birds and animals using the power of the "string". You don't need to know how to draw, every step is shown in detail!

In this lesson I'll show you detailed instructions on how to create creature heads, paws and limbs.


You won't believe your own results. Super fun critters!

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