This isn’t officially a Zentangle because I did this one on a larger scale. I drew it in a nearly 7″ square drawing book. Here I used Strircles and a variation of Crescent Moon. Crescent Moon is really easy; a child can do this one easily. Strircles takes a little more attention to ensure that the right parts are colored in. (If you click on the tangle names above, a new tab will open and take you to the directions to draw these. Strircles is about halfway down the page.)
Strircles is much easier to draw than to pronounce. Basically, you draw some stripes. Now draw some circles going over the lines of the stripes as desired. Next decide which stripe you will start coloring in; as you color it in and you come to part of a circle, leave the portion of the circle in the stripe open/uncolored. Then go to the stripe beside it and leave the stripe open/uncolored but color in the portion of the circle that is on this stripe. Keep rotating between colored and uncolored stripes and circles.
Crescent Moon is very simple as well. Just draw a half circle, skip a space and draw another one, and so on until you have all you want; color in the half circles. (This is hard to describe but easy to do. Click on Crescent Moon for picture directions.) Just draw another line following the half circle as your guide trying to keep a uniform distance from the half circle. Then do this to each half circle. When you get to a point that you new line is going to run into the previous line of the next set, do not touch the line but keep a uniform distance and continue flowing over the next shape.
I didn’t want so many empty spaces above my semi-circles, so I filled in some with other lines or dots to add variety and interest.
I hope you will try your hand at this, as it is really very simple and can be stress relieving too.
Until next time, God bless,