Have you ever tried zentangling? These are the results of my first try. For people like me who absolutely cannot draw, these patterns are a lot of fun. Zentangle is using simple lines to create structured patterns. For the starburst pattern, you draw lots of triangles. For the leaf pattern, you start with a slightly curved line and then add half moon shapes. Both designs are made with very simple components.
I started with watercolor paper and used a regular pencil to draw the lines. Then I colored the leaves with watercolor pencils and used a paintbrush to blend the colors together. Visit www.zentangle.com for endless patterns and ideas.