Zentangled Celtic Knot Letters

Monday, November 27, 2017

See step by step how to draw a Celtic knot letter with zentangles.  Use this art lesson for kids and adults to create a stunning alphabet.  See how I snuck in some color theory as well :-)
See step by step how to draw a Celtic knot letter with zentangles.  
Use this art lesson for kids and adults to create a stunning alphabet.  
See how I snuck in some color theory as well :-)


I started by drawing a single lined letter.  
The handout shown are some ways to add loops and extra overlaps to corners and ends of the letters.  I found that learning how to do just a few "moves" is all it takes to be able to modify any letter. The handout shows the steps to make the rope look 3D and overlap.

Adding the zentangles is the fun part!  To get you started, don't miss the link at the bottom of the page to get the handout pictured below, which are some of the easier 2D looking patterns.  You'll get 7 pages of ideas in the Celtic Knot Letters Lesson and Zentangles for Edges has just the Zentangles, (not the lesson on how to make the letters). 


I used Maped colored pencils and marker for the letter A.

Here are some ways to can use color theory to select the colors for your letter. 





You might also like this collection of zentangle patterns that includes step by step instructions to make more intricate 3D patterns along the edge of shapes.

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See step by step how to draw a Celtic knot letter with zentangles.  Use this art lesson for kids and adults to create a stunning alphabet.  See how I snuck in some color theory as well :-)



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