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How to draw CHARD

Zentangle pattern: Chard. 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.I find myself coming up with tangle patterns based on a grid – it seems once you get started on a theme, one pattern leads to another.

The first pattern I created was Zin, and that was the start of my so-called “wine series” of Zentangle patterns. This one I named Chard for Chardonnay (pronounced “shard”, it’s wine not the vegetable!). I’m sure Cab, Merlot, and Gewurtz won’t be far behind.

After you draw the initial grid and diagonals, if you draw all the strokes going in one direction first then you can turn your tile and draw the remaining strokes to meet up in the middle. I find it helps divide the space more evenly with my strokes if I place the center one first as I did in the first grid box in step 3. Then I eyeball the space either side of that to make the strokes dividing the remaining space. Chard really comes into its own when you shade the center diagonal area giving it the 3D effect.

Here are the step-by-step instructions for drawing my Zentangle® pattern, Chard. Enjoy!

Zentangle pattern: Chard

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