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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


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How to draw STRUZZLE

Zentangle pattern: Struzzle. 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.Stripes plus puzzle pieces gives you the tangle pattern Struzzle, created by New Zealand’s Jo Newsham, aka “Jo in NZ” on flickr.

Jo is very fond of mandalas as well as Zentangles. Check out her drawings on this page inspired by iron work she saw in a magazine, inspired indeed!

Quilters and fabric artists may also know Jo from her “Functional Fiber” shop on etsy. Talented lady.

I bet you wouldn’t guess this tangle pattern is based on a grid, and you know how much I love those grids. This one is lightly penciled first and then you go from there. Struzzle is a fun filler pattern to draw as you get into quite a rhythm drawing those puzzle shapes. A couple of variations I can think of include changing the stripes for solid fills, and adding shading for additional depth.

Jo illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Struzzle here.

Check out the tag nzjo for more of Jo’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

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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2 comments to How to draw STRUZZLE

  • Kristina

    Love your site, just bought the ebook. What a great gem you have produced. Thank you.

  • Jan Brandt, CZT XII

    Jo, your amazing art always inspires me. I’ve been enjoying your Flickr Photostream for a couple of years now and am continually delighted by your originality and your artistry. Thanks for posting an occasional new tangle. This one looks like fun! BTW, I use your “Surf’s Up” often. 🙂

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