I am also new in this art form. But, i think i love to zentangle. I seem to make more zentangles than sit and draw something meaningful. 🙂
Difference of Zentangle and Doodle to me is also not so clear, but i know there is a thin line between those two. Although both the drawings are abstract, they are totally different forms.
Zentangle : It is created using repetitive patterns and usually built within a certain shape. Now a days, it is also called “Yoga for brain” because when you are tangling, you are completely absorbed in making each pattern. This method increases your focus and creativity and also calms you down just like yoga and hence the name.
Doodle : Although, most of the doodles will look exactly like zentangle but it is not called zentangle because doodling is generally done when your thoughts are occupied with something else. These drawings can have concrete meaning or may just be abstract shapes.
Both methods are really entertaining, relaxing, and a great way to express yourself creatively. And the best part is, there is no wrong side in it. How about that? Go Figure!