I chose to do a Zentangle style drawing as an Instructable assignment for a class I have at school.
Step 1: Selecting My Image!
I decided to select the Darlingtonia Californicia to do a Zentagle-esque drawing on because I have always adored them.
Step 2: Choosing My Materials
I chose to utilize Canson Mix Media 98 lb mixed media paper, a Micron 01 ink pen, a 2H Prismacolor pencil, and a blender.
Step 3: Drawing the Body
I did a freehand sketch of the body of the plant on the left.
Step 4: Adding Details.
Next, I added the two "tongues" on the plant.
Step 5: More Details!
I drew more details to make the tongues look more realistic.
Step 6: Adding the Right Side to the Tongue
I drew the images on the right to further make the image look like the plant itself.
Step 7: The Bottom of the Tongue
I drew the bottom of the tongue with some detail so as to make it as accurate as possible.
Step 8: Adding the "veins"
Since I was doing this drawing "Zentagle" style, I added the veins a little more dramatically than one would do otherwise. First, I started at the head and drew long lines from the head to the base. Then, I added the smaller, vein-like lines.
Step 9: Adding the "capillaries"
To continue the Zentangle theme, I chose to use small circles/swirls to add in the capillaries. I decided to place these where I felt they looked best.
Step 10: Shading
I added some shading to the tongue to further complete the look and add some dimension.