|Step 1: Draw a random outline (aka 'string') in pencil.|
|Step 2: Sketch in a rough grid in one of the sections outlined by the 'string'.|
|Step 3: Fill in the grid with some design or pattern.|
The book I recommended yesterday is wonderful, although you don't necessarily need a book. There are plenty of websites--Some of the best sites I've found are here, here, and here.
I think one of the best things about Zentangles is their size. The 'standard' size for a Zentangle is 3.5" by 3.5" for the paper--considering the border, that means each zentangle fits in a roughly 3' square! (I make my paper 4" by 4" so that I can frame them in some 4" square frames I have). This diminutive size makes them quick to complete, which is wonderful, and easy to carry around with you, which is even better!
|My Zentangle "kit"|