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How to draw SCRAWLZ

Zentangle pattern: Scrawlz. 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 vine-like tangle is from CZT® Jane Dickinson and it’s her first pattern on TanglePatterns.

Scrawlz is one of the immense variety of patterns possible from starting with a basic wavy line motif – or as Jane mentions, a mathematical sine wave – and adding embellishments as the pattern grows. Condensing or stretching the underlying wavy line creates an even wider variety of possibilities.

Allow Jane to introduce herself …

I am a CZT in Providence, RI. I have been a landscape designer, and am a parent, textile artist and published author.

From monoprinting on textiles, I moved to the smaller format of hand-carved stamps, and have explored the concept of Notan through all my printing explorations. I enjoyed creating altered books and art journals. For a while I wrote and published my own art ‘zine, Ink and Ruminations.

For me Zentangle has been both a culmination and a reduction. My Zentangle drawings are informed by a lifetime of admiration for the arts and thus in a way are complex, but returning to the simplicity of black ink and white paper has been enormously refreshing. I feel as though I can take Zentangle in any direction and find something beautiful and intriguing there.

I’m very grateful to inventors Maria and Rick for the energy they have devoted and joy they bring to Zentangle, as well as the high standards they hold for its integrity.

Jane illustrates the steps for drawing her Scrawlz tangle, here.

Check out the tag janed for more of Jane’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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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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