Christmas Tree Zentangle Tutorial

Its the holiday time and I’m sick at home with a 101 fever. It is not Covid. I got tested and its negative. But, I feel like there might be other people looking for drawing inspiration this holiday season. I’m breaking down this Christmas tree tangle drawing into pieces so you can see how a simple drawing is done from beginning to end. Draw a simple outline that you will fill with pattern-y goodness.

Christmas Tree Zentangle Tutorial
Christmas Tree Zentangle Tutorial

Add More Lines

Add more lines that you will draw inside of. Lay down the boundaries that will contain your patterns. There is no rhyme or reason required here. Just do whatever feels good to you. My star is way out of proportion to my tree but, that is because to me the star is the most important part. So I want a HUGE star. Once you have laid out your outlines you can begin searching the internet or books for inspiration and filling in your patterns.

Begin Filling in Patterns

Put on some good chill music and go at it. I searched many sites on the internet and just picked patterns I thought I felt up to drawing tonight that would compliment the shape of the tree. I’m kind of low energy today so I didn’t do anything too fancy. I use pinterest and other zentangle sites such as https://tanglepatterns.com.

Christmas Tree Zentangle Tutorial
Christmas Tree Zentangle Tutorial

All Filled In

This is what the tree ended up looking like once it was all filled in. After I filled it in I went back in and added a little bit of pencil shading. I don’t do this too often but, the urge struck me tonight. You can get a really nice look using pencil shading within some of the patterns. You should try it. Just apply light shading to areas of your patterns to give them a little depth. 

Christmas Tree Zentangle Tutorial