Tangle Inspired (2)…

Continuing my experiment with combining photography with zentangle, I decided to work on a photo I took a few years ago.



I created this digital art in GIMP1.

I used the Painting filter in the G’MIC2 plug-in for GIMP [Filters->Artistic->Painting] to create the black outline.  Then using the pencil tool, I drew various tangle patterns.


Until next time…

wilber1 GIMP is Open Source software that is available for all platforms (Linux, Mac, and Windows), it is a photo editor that does many (if not all) of the things you can do in Photoshop. You can download it for free here. The GIMP online manual can be found here.

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2 G’MIC Plug-in for GIMP is a plug-in that has a ton of filters, you can download it here.

9 thoughts on “Tangle Inspired (2)…

  1. I like how you have included the tangles in this one. I like the concept of zentangles but my complete lack of anything resembling artistic ability with a pen defeats me, yes even with doodles LOL

    • Thanks, Stacey! 😀 They say that zentangle can be done by anyone, since it is just a series of lines and dots that are a form of meditation. I played around with zentangle a few months back with a pen and a small square sheet of paper, it really helped during a stressful time. I enjoyed it so much I decided to see if I could get that same feeling using the wacom and having the square sheet of paper be a white space created from a photo. I’m having a lot of fun with this and it is really helping with my stress this time of year. 😀

          • yes the touch ring is SO MUCH better for scrolling etc and the touch functionality means I hardly use my mouse at all now. I find the tablet a bit difficult for click and dragging things between monitors tho

          • I have had issues with my mousing hand/arm and I have noticed after not being at work and mousing so much it has much improved, and certainly intensive PS work is MUCH better now I am using the pen and tablet. I got the touch tablet so I use that instead of my mouse now 🙂

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