Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Man As Industrial Palace: Classic Poster Animated

This famous poster by Fritz Kahn, Man As Industrial Palace, 1926 has now been animated. Take a look here.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

More Zenangles

I'm not very artistic. If I can do these drawing, anyone can do them. Go to this link to find samples of patterns and how to draw them.

“The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and art form.”

Do you like to doodle? If so, you might want to take it to the next level. This is a great hobby for vagabonds and RV travelers. All it requires is a pen and paper. “Official” Zentangles are drawn with a Sakura Pigma Micron pen on small 3.5” x 3.5” pieces of card stock. I found these too small for my taste. I create 6” x 6” cards from Strathmore, Bristol smooth surface, 300 series 100 lb. (270 g/m2) art paper. These supplies are easily  found online and at most Michael’s art stores.
Zentangling has a certain meditative aspect (hence the name). It's the kind of thing you can do while your watching TV, etc. (sort of akin to knitting) even though if requires no special skill. The Zentangle website has a bunch of patterns you can start with and you can gradually create your own.