This lesson is all about slowing down and enjoying the process of drawing.

Learn to create micro-versions of your favorite patterns to create dense and intricate surfaces while reaching blissful Zen flow.

Intermediate 44-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.

CZT® since 2016

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Topics covered:

• Learn to adapt your favorite tangles into intricate, tiny Microtangles

The beneficial effects of repetition are at the heart of the Zentangle method. "Microtangling" transforms your favorite tangles into smaller, tighter, denser micro-versions, a process which forces you to to slow down and create more repetitions.

• Learn how to add details and use the tangle enhancer "Sparkles"

"Sparkles" is a tangle enhancer named by Zentangle founders which uses an interruption in the line to create the illusion of highlights. This is perfect for Microtangling, which has dense, close knit web of lines.

• Learn how to use Echo Lines to enhance and complement your Microtangled pieces

Echo lines is another tangle enhancer which can create 3-dimensional shapes simply by using auras in a different way. Learn how this fabulous enhancer can complement and blend with your micro tangles.

• Learn how to add color into your Micro tangles with watercolors and colored pencils

Microtangling doesn't need to be in black and white -- you can use a watercolor background and colorful fineliners to create a rich and dense project.

• Complete two Microtangled projects, one in black and white and another one in color

The lesson shows you two versions: how to microtangle using only black and white, for those times when you REALLY need to de-stress; and colorful, for when you feel like using more color in your work.

• 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.


The beneficial effects of repeated drawing

The Microtangling technique is the process of taking a certain tangle and transforming it into a more compact and tighter design, which can lead to much more detailed and relaxing-to-make art pieces. This lesson will show you how to transform some of your favorite tangles into their Microtangle counterparts, providing you with many long moments of de-stressing Zen-flow. In today's fast paced world, finding ways to destress and SLOW DOWN through art or other meditative activity can greatly reduce the levels of cortisol in your system and bring you more relaxation.

Experience Blissful Zen flow... and the results are incredibly detailed and organic

Create tons of intricacy and make your favorite tangles luminous with sparkles

What people said about this lesson...

"Hello Eni, this was my first video. I love the smoothness to your voice, it is very relaxing. The way the video flows to teach us the technique is outstanding. Thank you for including at the end of the video the different types of tangles that were used. I loved, loved, loved your teaching video... thanks for all the hard work that you put into this.... you are very much appreciated. Sincerely, "

-Connie Tercero, via email

"I love the Microtangling lesson. The zenfocus was just what I needed."

-Debra Huff, via Facebook

"This is so addicting and I agree with Eni that the zen flow is magical. I found myself wanting to grip my pen tightly to make the lines closer together but when I loosened and relaxed it flowed so much better. Can't wait to play more with this lesson."

-Minette Riordan, via Facebook