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How to draw RAIN

Zentangle pattern: Rain. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Rain is one of the Zentangle®-original tangles and it makes a great border tangle. Rain can be drawn with irregular zigzags or very precise ones and each produces attractive effects.

Maria tells us Rain was inspired by a design she and Rick saw on pottery in an Iranian exhibit in the Louvre on a trip to Paris. They playfully shuffled the letters spelling “Iran” into Rain.

CZT® Suzanne McNeill shows us how to draw Rain with step-by-step instructions here. Suzanne illustrates the pattern repeated side-by-side making this a good filler tangle too.

UPDATE: Early in the Summer of 2014 Suzanne McNeill’s blog was removed and all the posts and images were lost. The site is being reconstructed as much as possible but the links will no longer be the same. Many of her patterns on TanglePatterns can quite easily be figured out. For those that might be a little more difficult, Suzanne has graciously given me permission to post her copyright-protected images on TanglePatterns for your convenience.

How to draw the official Zentangle pattern: RAIN

Image © DESIGN ORIGINALS by Suzanne McNeill and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate this tangle in your Zentangles and ZIAs, or link back to this page. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to these images and they should not be pinned, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights.

Guest Zentangle by Jella Verelst

Here is a beautiful example of Rain within a Zentangle.  This is the work of CZT® Jella Verelst from Belgium, and is shown on TanglePatterns.com with her permission.

Jella owns PaperArtStudio and teaches Zentangle® as meditative art form. She tells me she creates her Zentangles in complete silence, and I think that total focus definitely shows in her art. If you live in or near Belgium and want to take a workshop with a master, here is her workshop calendar.


A Zentangle® by Jella Verelst incorporating the Rain tangle pattern. Copyright the artist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Used with permission.

Check out the tag zentangle for more Zentangle®-original tangles, and jellav for more of her Zentangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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