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How to draw LILYPADS

Zentangle pattern: Lilypads. 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.This lovely tangle pattern, Lilypads, is from Saskatoon artist and CZT®, Margaret Bremner.

LILYPADS may have been inspired by various photos I took in China of flowers in ponds.

This pattern looks stunning all on its own, don’t you think? Very serene.

As Margaret indicates,

Under-lapping some of the leaves gives it more dimensionality. This could be shaded where all the lines converge, or on the under-lapping, or at the edge of the tangle.

Drawing behind, or under-lapping as Margaret has coined, is often the key effect in many of the official Zentangle patterns. In my version of Lilypads I chose to shade the centers to add depth.

Margaret illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Lilypads here.

Check out the tag margaretb for more of Margaret’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

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TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGL GUIDE, 2016 Edition The current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2015. It's a must-have tool for using the site.
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If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.
Zentangle Primer Volume 1 Remember you can get your official Zentangle supplies here too, including the fabulous new Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®! Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H
The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.

 

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1 comment to How to draw LILYPADS

  • thanks to you Linda for a great site offering inspiration to newbies. Also Margaret for this unique pattern which certainly appeals to the nature-lover side of me. I’ve just uploaded a blog-post where I’ve declared myself a tangler now!

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