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Take the many benefits of Zen doodling--including stress relief and creativity boosting--and combine them with the artistic challenge of origami, and what do you get? Step-By-Step Zen Doodle Origami, a fun, intriguing new way to create something beautiful and unique. Inside the pages of this hands-on guide, you'll find:Step-by-step guides to drawing and paper foldingBeautiful, vibrant illustrations20 sheets of origami paper in pale shades of pink, gray, yellow, and blueTools and techniques for different materials and processesTips for applying simple and effective color, pattern building, and more
Packed with inspirational instructions and bold, exciting designs, this inspiring guide will encourage creativity and turn ordinary doodles into origami works of art.
Includes 20 Sheets of Origami Paper
By turning to the four elements--Earth, Air, Fire and Water--Zen Doodling Inspiration explores the creative stimulation that can be found in the natural world around us. Raindrops, puddles, wind-blown grass, or a flickering flame are all full of exciting patterns, shapes and colors. As you learn to look at things differently, you will develop a whole new appreciation for the miraculous world in which we live. This book, designed to resemble an artist's journal, is packed with:Inspiring designs and concepts that can be used for your own patterns and compositionsMood boards at the beginning of each section to stimulate ideas and creativityArtist's top tips and hints on light and shade, color theory, creating geometric designs, using repeating patterns and moreInstructions for composition designs, including plants and flowers, rugged coastlines, stormy weather, blowing leaves, lightning, waves, sunshine and moreHelpful suggestions for using techniques such as indenting paper, watercolor wash, combining monochrome and color, and more
Zen Doodling Inspiration encourages mindfulness and can become a part of a meditation process that will help quiet the mind and give you a deep sense of peace and calm. There is no right or wrong way to do it--whichever way you choose, the result will be exciting and inspiring. Best of all, you don't need any special materials, and you can Zen doodle anywhere you please.
Turn to this book to help boost your confidence, develop your artistic skills and release your imagination in exciting new ways!
In 2013, Barron's Zen Doodling combined the calming benefits of meditation with the creative outlet of drawing for a unique new take on relaxation and self-expression. Now the practice is enhanced with Zen Doodling Mandalas. Since ancient times, the mandala has been a symbol of the universe, a cosmic diagram that represents infinity and our own inner being. Here, zen doodling queen Carolyn Scrace offers instructions for creating captivatingly beautiful mandalas with nothing but a scrap of paper and something to write with. She also covers:A history of mandalas and meditationEssential tools and materials for getting startedTechniques for adding color and depth to mandalasGuides to creating vibrant patterns inspired by nature, animals, love,and more
The engaging layout of this book includes hundreds of beautiful examples of mandalas along with instructive diagrams, in both black & white and color, which will inspire artists and peace seekers alike to pull out a pen and start doodling stunning mandalas.
Zen doodling is great fun, a good way to relax, and it doesn't require previous art training. Better yet, many among those who begin Zen doodling exercises find them spiritually rewarding while also a way to release latent creative talent. Zen Doodling explains how to start Zen drawing exercises, and how to use them as a path toward both artistic and spiritual development. First exercises begin with uncomplicated black-and-white line doodling, making loops and curves, preferably with eyes closed. Exercises that follow focus on simple geometric shapes--squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles--and then go on to incorporate color with magic markers, inks, or paints. Advanced exercises include combining different shapes, drawing contrasting patterns in black and white or in different colors, and then on constructing complex mandalas, sketching portraits, and designing personal alphabets. Zen doodling is a distinctive approach to artistic creativity, and a method for achieving personal serenity--exercises that everybody can try.