I didn't want to throw it away because it looked cool but I didn't know what to do with it either lol. I think I stashed in in my old drawings file so when I find it I will post it.
On Friday I went to a craft store and saw ton of books on "Zentangle". On the cover it looked like a bunch of cool doodles and showed jewelry and other things made with fun patterns!. But I learned right away that Zentangles are "NOT" doodles but "Meditation achieved through patterned drawing" and "Yoga for Your Brain". Two quotes I pulled form the two different books I bought. I still struggled with how is it different from a doodle? As I kept thinking about it I came to the conclusion that For me "Doodling is "Non thinking" drawing and "Zentangle is where you think about drawing". In the books I bought (Zentangle 5 and Yoga for Your Brain, A Zen Workout) the Zentangle designs are broken up into patterns and have names where you then use the repeat patterns to make your designs. ( A thought out design). Where "Doodling" for me is when I just start creating anything they comes out of my pen or pencil and I am not really thinking.
This may not be a right distinguish about Doodles Vs. Zentangles but it at leasts help me separate them.
So I was inspired by the Zentangle books I bought and thought it would be fun to try just "Doodling" really quick on scrabble tiles I just bought from a garage sale. In the books I bought they say to use a Micron pen to create your zentangles but all I had was a sharpie and some prisma color marker, plus I was only doodling on the scrabble tile really quick to see the effect.
The all black doodle above I drew with a sharpie, which you can see bleeds a little on the scrabble tile and the other doodle I used Prisma color markers (black and colors). The prisma color black is a little darker and has a tint of a gloss finish where the sharpie has a matte finish. The only colors that showed up well where a pink and and orange, the greens looks semi bright in the picture but it is not all that bright.
I had fun experimenting with different markers but now my goal is to buy a black micron pen to try and also other markers or pens that will be more "Vibrant".
I then want to start reading my Zentangle books and start zentangling! I am also thinking about trying to incorporate Zentangling into some of my cute artwork plus I think both "Doodling and Zentangling" would be a fun to start and end the day with!