Shading Fearlessly - Download PDF Tutorial Ebook



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If you are still a bit unsure about shading your doodles, Zentangle® or ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) then this ebook was made for you.

“I’m afraid of trying shading… I don’t know where to start, or if I’m going to do it right.
I might ruin my drawing.”

Sounds familiar?

This book gives you solidly proven tactics and incredibly valuable tips that will help you to start shading your drawings with confidence and tranquility.

Keep in mind that I did NOT have the intention of teaching you EVERY shading technique or technical term in existence (and there are many out there). I will only show you a few shading tactics using pencil over paper, using techniques which I am familiar with and had great success.


42 Pages full of information on how to start understanding shading:

• Step 1: Choose your materials
• Step 2: Practice shading in layers
• Step 3: Create your drawing
• Step 4: Understand light and shading
• Step 5: Visualize the picture in 3D
• Step 6: Use shading tactics on larger areas
• Step 7: Shade the smaller details
• Step 8: Understand Highlights
• Templates for you


Format: Downloadable PDF Document

This ebook is not a video.

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After recently taking up Zentangling, I came across Eni’s stunning work whilst browsing images online. On seeing her different digital booklets of tutorials I decided to try out the Shading Fearlessly one in the hope it would improve my Tangle pattern shading. It’s very clear and easy to follow with handy tips for getting a step closer to realistic looking shading. Very pleased with my purchase and I may have to treat myself to the colouring and gems ones next!

Tracey Jun 12, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

This really helped me to view shading in a whole different light (lol)! Seriously, I thought I was doing a pretty good job with my shading, but this really changed the way I do it and has brought my tangles to a whole different level. Thanks for making this available to those of us who are learning on our own at home!

nancersmorris Aug 1, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This made such a difference in my tangling! It guides you to thoroughly enhance your tangling experience. This way shading is fun, and, yes, addicting.

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Christiane Eichler Sep 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Transaction was smooth and very fast. Fabulous book, best I have seen in years if you want to see immediate results. The book to get if you want to free and enhance your tangles, doodles, and your drawing in general. I have followed the work of Eni for years and I am now grateful she is sharing her knowledge, expertise and talent with us. The tips for shading are spot on, and you can see the results immediately! Thank you Eni.

Araceli Uriarte Contreras Nov 7, 2019

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