Simple. I wanted just a simple string for this tile so I could concentrate on the tangles. However, two of the patterns were medallions, but they turned out not to be a problem. I just added one to the central area, and repeated the other three time. It works! Zentangle drawn on Strahtmore Vellum Bristol using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Aquafleur Dex Kathy‘s Dilemma Jonqal Rixty Stoic

Sometimes I think of arranging tangles on the tile kind of like flower arranging. I didn‘t really draw a string on the tile for this, instead, I had the concept of mixing the Thanksgiving and B‘Dylan together in a bouquet. But then I had to do something with the other random tangles, so this is the end result. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen.

Odd frequencies. To me, this tile looked like a radio tower sending out programs across the countryside. It wasn‘t intentional, it just ended up like this. Eke is shown with variations in this Zentangle. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Bales Dex Eke Hibred Lightning Bolt

I think I‘ll stay away from black tiles. Every so often, I think I can do something cool with a black tile. And every so often, I‘m disappointed. I know that I can do better work than this. It just didn‘t real work on any level. Zentangle drawn on black card stock using Sakura gel pen. Tangles: Bricks Fengle Jetties Knopen Munchin Pepper Ennies

Everything is new. Every tangle on this tile is new for me, the first time I‘ve drawn it. I started out with a vague concept of doing a Steampunk-themed tile, but then just kinda did random new tangles. Parts of it I like, and parts I don‘t. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Berry Tops Cat-Kin Scena Snugz Triangear Tropicana

Canal paper I have a pad of this paper that I purchased while visiting Santa Fe a couple of years ago. I liked the neutral tones and thought it would be fun to draw on. It turns out that the texture is a bit rough for tangling, although I made it work. I‘m not sure I like it for shading, or pencil drawing, though. I had a lot of trouble with that part.

Elevation. It‘s interesting how much shadow and light influences us. Here, I chose to move the shadows of the disks and D.-D. away from the tangles enough to create the illusion that they were “floeating over the rest. I think it was very effective on this tile. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Ambler Cool 'Sista Dessus-Dessous Florez Flux Gryst Snare Stoic

Even though I made a weird mistake in the Eyewa, and “fixed” it by making it a “eye”, this is still one of my favorite Zentangles. I love the blank area in the middle, and so many people have told me various things it reminds them of! What do YOU see? The tangle below Munchin is a variation of Chevron. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen.

Hide-n-seek. So, I drew the Marbaix tangle from the random jar two days in a row! I also got another “new” tangle: B‘Dylan, which I like a lot. This time, I hid part of the Marbaix medallion under another section, and I think it works better here. It adds contrast, but doesn‘t entirely take over the tile. Zentangle drawn on official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen.

No Mojo. This is the first time I‘ve drawn Marbaix. I was thinking it would work as a central medallion, but I think it lacks the “oompf” of some of the other medallion-like tangles. I may experiment with mixing it with some other tangle to see how that works out. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Bales Dribbetz Jetties Marbaix Pinch Pop-Cloud

Plenty. That‘s how many tangles there are in this image. First of all, there‘s my favorite Inapod. I just love this tangle because it‘s easy to draw, kinda funky, and looks dramatic. Then all the rest of the tangles really shouldn‘t work together here, but they kind of do, and the shading lifts and individualizes each section. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen.

A little gold. Sometimes, a little touch of gold can add a lot to a simple design. Here, I used a gold Pentel Slicci pen to add a bit of glitz to these Christmas ornaments. Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen Pentel Slicci pen, on Strathmore Vellum Bristol. Tangles: Aah Myrtle Scoodle Strata Twisted Ribbons Xyp

Under the tree. I couldn‘t resist creating a tile that looked like Christmas presents under the tree! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Black Box Checkers Purrlyz Repeat Pattern Stacks Sabi Verdigogh

‘Tis the Season. I think it‘s not a party without a cake! This was from a random draw of tangles, but it worked out nicely! Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Strathmore Vellum Bristol. Tangles: Antidots Droplets Flux M‘spire Pendrills Sharalarelli

Paths. In this tile, Twing kind of makes a path for you to follow in and out of the designs. There are probably too many tangle designs here, but I needed a bunch to fill in the string that I created. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: 2-N-5 Bubbles Chard Cootie Dandelion Seeds Pop-Cloud Quabog Stiritup Twing