Free Printable Grid Template for Drawing Patterns

mandala grid template pattern worksheet

Hey guys, I’ve created another free download-able template to help you with your art! This printable grid template I created to help draw patterns to use for mandalas or other artwork.

This grid template is a great way keep track of patterns to use for future mandala drawings and also to practice your drawing techniques.

You can download and print off this template then either draw straight on it or trace underneath another sheet of paper.

Use the one with dark lines to trace and the one with lighter lines to draw straight on it.

pattern drawing grid template

Click here to download the light grid to draw patterns straight on the page.

Click here to download the dark grid to use for tracing.

I also have worksheets to help you draw mandalas as well, check them out here!

Pattern drawing can be a nice soothing and calming activity, similar to making mandalas or zentangle inspired artwork.

I hope you find this grid template useful. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below! You can also tag me in your creations on Instragram @julieerindesigns.

Cheers!

Julie

Zentangle Inspired Drawings

zentangle face art drawing collage magazine woman

Hi guys!  Today I am sharing with you 6 different zentangle inspired drawings I have done over the past few years.

Zentangle is basically the practice of creating art from intricate doodle-like patterns. It is said to help with anxiety and focus. The practice of Zentangle is similar to creating mandalas for therapeutic reasons.

zentangle zendoodle tangled drawing art

Most of these art pieces combine elements of doodle art drawing with collage. They were all done in my sketchbook using Sharpie markers.

Several of these designs are available as prints and on other products in my Society6 store and other shops.

This one was inspired by Easter and the flowers of Spring.

It is also available as a greeting card from my Zazzle store.

easter spring doodle art drawing

For this piece, I pasted some gorgeous butterfly photographs in my sketchbook and then doodled around them.

butterfly zentangle drawing art doodle collage butterflies

This one combines a lot of different Zentangle inspired patterns but does not have any collage elements.  This one is not available as a print.

tangled all the way around zentangle art

The next one incorporates different lips cut out of a women’s magazine, and is one of my favourites!

lips tangle

Another spring time inspired piece including bright flowers collaged into the design.

flower zentangle

This one is also available as products in my Zazzle store, as seen below.


Thank you for checking out these six zentangle inspired designs!  I hope you like them and feel free to leave your comments below.

Cheers!

Julie

Zentangle Inspired ACEO Art Cards

aceo card zendoodle face

My latest creative venture involves creating these miniature zentangle inspired/collage drawings called ACEO art cards.  Above is the first one I made which incorporates a woman’s face cut out from a magazine.

ACEO stands Art Cards, Editions and Originals.

ACEO’s are miniature artworks the size of baseball cards, 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size. They are a spin off of ATC’s or Artist Trading Cards.  ACEO’s are highly collectible (and affordable), and come in a variety of styles. You can often find them for sale on eBay and other websites.

Here are some more zentangle inspired mini art cards I’ve created:

Lips and Face ACEO zentangle art cards

This is my latest piece, drawn with my new Faber Castel Pitt artist pens combined with collage.

Fashion sunglasses zentangle art

I am trying to work a little bit with shading to make them really pop!

ACEO art card zetangle fac
flip flop zentangle drawing

If you would like to see more of my artwork please visit my website, or check out my store! You can purchase my artwork on a variety of things from art prints to t-shirts and bags!

Have a great day,

~Julie

Tangled Skull with Headphones

zentangle Skull with Headphones

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing my new zentangle inspired drawing of a skull with headphones!

It is inspired by my recent trip to Ibiza where I saw lots of t-shirts with similar designs but not tangled like this one is.I drew this design using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Drawing Pens in my sketchbook. I then scanned the drawing into Photoshop and played around with it a bit.

I couldn’t decide if I liked it better with or without the crossbones though so I made both versions!

Headphones Skull Zentangle Art Print

If you would like to see more of my artwork please visit my website.

You can also now purchase this design on tons of items in my Zazzle storeThis top is one of my most popular items!

Enjoy and have a great day,

~Julie

Tangled Hands and Other Art Projects

healing hands zentangle drawing

I’m into the last month of school so things are getting crazy busy for me!

While I have a few minutes I wanted to share some of the best artworks I have made so far this term.  This one above is titled “Tangled Hands” aka “Healing Hands” in which I was dealing with the idea of trauma and the healing effects art can have. It is pretty large sized, like 24×36 inches so it took me forever!

I used a combination of watercolour and Sharpie pen to create this piece.

Below is an acrylic painting inspired by the historical painter Guiseppe Archimboldo.  It is called “Wine and Cheese”.  I know it’s a little funny looking, but look up Archimboldo’s works they are amazing.

wine and cheese portrait painting

Lastly I’ve added some psychedelic Op-Art I drew in my sketchbook using pencil crayons.

op art 3d colorful doodle

In other news, someone has asked to feature my recent Butterfly Zentangle piece in their online Art Zine!  It comes out in a month or two so I will definitely be sharing the link to that.

In other goods news, my boyfriend is taking me to Ibiza this summer!  Sooo exited!  I have only been to Europe one other time and I loved it so I know it’s going to be amazing.

Anyways I hope to share many more things I’ve made with you all soon, probably more once the school year is all finished.

If you would like to see more of my artwork please visit my website.

Enjoy,

~Julie