Zentangle is like doodling with purpose! These Chameleons are full of character and children can fill them in with different patterns and zentangle designs. We provide you with two different templates.
You can print out our Chameleon templates for a foundation for your zentangle. There are two different chameleons, each with full black ink with a tracable option. I reccomend the tracing option for older children as they may want to get created with the lining of the drawing.
Trace your chameleon with thick sharpie marker. If you printed your template in full black ink you will skip this step.
Begin to loo for areas that you want to separate for a pattern. Zentangle is all about sectioning out slices of your picture and then filling it with a pattern. I'm filling his belly with scale like circles and making room for a heart. I'm making sure that my shape is completely filled with the pattern.
Find additional sections for different patterns. I sectioned off his back and did stripes, and then added a line burst in his eye.
Adding more patterns, this time to the legs and tail. I'm choosing patterns that will complement the shape of my chameleon. For example on the legs I'm curving my triangles along the curve of a 3D leg. It gives your picture credibility if you can find areas where you can blend your pattern with your shape.
Almost done! Don't be afraid to leave white space, it will draw the viewers eye to that spot. I'm going to leave blank space around the chameleon's eye.
I liked the look of a dark branch best so I colored it in! Your chamelon zentangle is now complete.