My first tile was on an ordinary sketch book page, with an ordinary black writingpen I had in the house. I did not have any material yet, but I loved it right a way. After a few weeks, I went to a store and baught me some better drawing paper, so I could make tiles of 3,5" and some better and thinner black pens. And I learned about the material after I followed my first zentangle basic course given by CZT Rita Nikolajeva in Brussels.
My first tile was with the Auraknot pattern , and I made it again in my present style.Whow, what a difference ! And I'm only practicing for a year and a half. I hope it's the same for you all.
My first tyle: