Draw With Me: Akoya and Sand Swirl

Draw With Me: Akoya and Sand Swirl


Hello world~ I’m Stephanie Jennifer; Certified Zentangle Teacher based in Singapore, and artist extraordinaire. And today, I’m going to be doing a draw with me video. We’re going to be drawing Akoya and Sand Siwrl. As you can see, I’ve already drawn my four corner dots… .. and I’m just going to go ahead and add a border. And now we’re just going to go ahead and add a string. And with our 0.1 Sakura Micron pen, we’re going to just begin to draw Akoya. Akoya is drawn with two “S” curves. And it’s surrounded by perfs, which are round circles. And you can also fill it with perfs on its inside. However, I find that doing that usually makes the tangle pattern look very busy. So I usually opt to keep it empty like I’m going to do in this video. Or some other times I draw an aura inside of Akoya, and fill it in with other tangles. Keep in mind here that we call these round orbs “spheres”… .. not “circles”. Because they’re not meant to look perfect. And it’s okay if they’re slightly wonky or not as circular as you’d like them to be. It’s not about perfection. It’s about enjoying the process. You will also notice that if sometimes I have too much white space. instead of filling it in completely with black, I will sometimes add really really small spheres to fill them in. So that’s something that you can do on your tile as well. Remembering to breathe. And keeping light pressure on your pen. You’re going to remember to turn your tile if/when you need to. So that’s Akoya done. We’re going to move on to drawing Sand Swirl on the bottom half of the tile. I like to think of Sand Swirl as the number 6 or curved letter “P”s. And you’re just going to keep adding auras around those shapes until you’re satisfied. Remember to keep light pressure on your pen, and turn your tile as/when you need to. And that’s half the tile done! I hope you had fun following along this video. And you can fill the top half of the tile with any tangle that you want. That’s the beauty of this “Draw With Me” series. If you liked this video, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up. And subscribe for more of my “Draw With Me” videos. Thanks for watching, and keep tangling!

5 thoughts on “Draw With Me: Akoya and Sand Swirl

  1. Thank you for this video. I find it so much easier to understand just how to draw a tangle when I can see how it's supposed to be drawn than when I try to learn it from a book. I especially like that I can stop it and replay any bit that I find difficult. Cheers.

  2. Stephanie~your videos are very enjoyable to watch. You have a gentle calm voice & are excellent teacher. Thank you for taking time to share your talents with us.πŸ‘πŸŒΈπŸ¦‹πŸ‘πŸ»

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