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How to draw CHEERS

Zentangle pattern: CheersSue Clark is a new CZT® graduate and Cheers is her first tangle pattern posted here along with her own illustration. Sue lives in Loveland, Colorado, and if you’re from that area she’s beginning to teach in January so sign up for a class. I should also mention she’s a big Van Morrison fan, me too!

What I really love about Cheers is that despite its apparent complexity it sticks to the Zentangle® philosophy of just 2 or 3 simple lines repeated continuously. More complex patterns require thinking about how to build them and not readily allowing one to get into the “unthinking” rhythm of a Zentangle® experience. Simple tangles are the Zen of Zentangle.

Sue created this pattern in the CZT® certification program:

I am naming this tangle Cheers, because I was inspired by the architecture on the ceiling of the dining room and love to have a good meal and glass of wine with friends, so Cheers!  Also, after it was shaded the rounded curves looked to me like cheerleaders megaphones. … I am really excited to be a new CZT and can’t wait to start teaching classes in Jan.

Sue illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Cheers here. Shading adds depth and brings out a 3D Escher-like quality in this tangle pattern. Are the curved sections (“megaphones”) concave, or convex?

Check out the tag suec for more of Sue’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.


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