- Tangle – a confused mass of something that is twisted together
- Elements of Art & Principles of Design – the building blocks from which a piece of art is made (line, shape, form, color, value, texture, space) and the way they are organized or arranged (balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, unity).
- white paper, 9×12 or smaller
- Black Sharpies, F & UF, or Sakura Pen
- Colored pencils (optional)
1. Using a black UF Sharpie (or an equivalent type of pen), draw a continuous, or semi-continuous, line that weaves in and out across your paper, creating separate sections with interesting shapes. This is the time to include a border if you want one.
2. Now fill those sections with patterns of lines, shapes, or both!
3. Continue adding more detail with lines and shapes. Each section should be filled with a unique pattern. Consider how you are using the elements of art and principles of design to achieve a successful composition.
4. Add color if you wish!