Zentangles aren't supposed to look like anything.
Zentangle is an abstract art form. You do not intentionally plan the outcome. There is no goal or expectation of what it's supposed to look like.
Sometimes, though, a Zentangle unfolds into a wonderful, magical surprise.
Check out this little guy! The more I look at it, I see a little running star, with a backpack full of great things, waving his arm as he shouts, "C'mon! Let's do something cool!"
I don't have a "D" in my name but would love to share this with someone who does. It does make a very cool "D"esigner Zentangle. Or "D"iscover.
If a Zentangle can be related to symbolic journaling, then I really have to wonder about this one. LOL!!! Was it the result of my subconscious wandering toward the approaching ghoulish festivities of Halloween? Or something more sinister? I'd be worried about a professional analysis of this one. LOL!!! It kind of gives me the creeps.
If someone showed me any of these completed Zentangles, I would have thought I couldn't do it. In fact, I probably can't do it the same way again. LOL!!! If anyone tries to recreate them, they may look similar, but each one will be as unique as the individual creating it.
Zentangle is a very cool art form that inspires very unique, unlimited, individual creativity. No special "artistic" talent is needed. The outcome is always uplifting and magical!
Find a Zentangle workshop in your area, taught by a certified Zentangle teacher (cZt), and "do something cool!" You can find a current list of cZts here.