Make Your Own Coloring Pages
My kids always want coloring pages and they also want me to create images for them to do their zentangle/zendoodle projects. Well, I can tell you that I can’t just draw a giraffe off the top of my head. And although I used to be somewhat of an artist, those years are long gone. It is definitely something you need to keep practicing or it just disappears.
But I can still give my kids plenty of options. Here is how I do it.
I find an image somewhere on the internet – in this case I was searching for a MockingJay (Hunger Games Fans anyone?). If you have never heard of the Hunger Games or never read them – a MockingJay is very meaningful. Zoom in on the picture.
Turn the lights off in the room and place a sheet of paper over the screen image.
Now, simply trace. Although it this case it wasn’t so simple because my daughter was trying to take pictures of the process and kept bumping in to me and our Newfoundland and English Mastiff definitely didn’t want to be left out of the process so they kept jumping on me. But I am sure you will get the idea.
And here is the finished project. You can put as much detail into it as you wish. I did not want a great deal of detail because the zentangle designing will provide the detail.