Learn how to use Fractals - a complex mathematical concept that explains natural structures such as snowflakes and shorelines - to create stunningly complex and organic Zentangle designs.

Advanced 38-minute long video lesson, including bonus PDFs

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.

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Topics covered:

• Understand the logic behind complex natural structures such as branches and shorelines

Learn a basic introduction to the concept of “Fractals”, a mathematical explanation that can describe the apparently random and chaotic look of natural formations such as snowflakes, shorelines and branches.

• Learn to apply Fractal Rules on to your favorite tangles

Understand how Fractals are based on simple to follow “Rules”. Once applied, the complexity created will ASTOUND you, and it can be applied to almost any tangle pattern you like.

• Create super complex, organic-looking designs

The results produced using Fractal Rules retain an uncommon similarity to nature's designs, you'll feel like you are literally drawing moss, branches, shorelines and many more natural elements. And yet, that is done simply by following the Fractal Rule in your design, there is no forcing your hand. You will not simply TRY to draw organically, the results will happen because that is how nature does it too!

• Understand the difference between Scale change and Fractalizing

Fractalizing tangles is not simply a matter of changing the scale of a tangle. The secret to using Fractals successfully is applying a solid Fractal Rule, which does more than simply change the size of the tangle fragment.

• Several case studies in the video

Fractalizing tangles can be applied to almost any tangle you like. The lesson will show several different case studies so that you can effectively apply the best fractal rules to your favorite tangles. You won't believe your own results!

• And so many tips and tricks!

Every lesson is packed with tips that can help you with ALL of your projects and make you a better artist.


Nature's design is complex but doable

Using Fractal Rules in your Zentangle artwork will generate a level of complexity in your work you never knew possible. You'll understand why organic and natural structures look so intricate! Natural structures which seemed to be impossibly difficult to re-create before will suddenly appear doable. This lesson brings a greater understanding of what is needed to create apparent natural chaos and complexity: method, patience and continuity.

Fractalize your favorite tangles, the results are unexpectedly organic and the process addictive

Fractalizing tangles feels like playing with Mother Nature's designs

What people said about this lesson...

"Eni, I love this lesson... I liked how this video was short yet contained a lot of information. I appreciate your simple instructions of the mathematical concepts. Math is not something I am good at so I was a little worried about learning the concept. Your explanations made it clear. I should have no problem following your directions"

Sandra Mitchell, via email

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