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How to draw ZUAN SHI

Zentangle pattern: Zuan Shi. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. All rights reserved.The Zuan Shi tangle pattern was created by JJ Labarbera who also brought us the very popular Arc Flower, and Longwood.

JJ writes, “This pattern is inspired by a piece of Chinese furniture that I saw at the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC.  I failed to note the makers name, or I would have named the pattern for him/her.  I instead, chose the Chinese word for diamond.

JJ shows Zuan Shi in several shading variations with her instructions. I chose to shade the inside of each diamond shape for my example. Each shading variation gives a different 3D look to the pattern.

JJ illustrates the steps for drawing Zuan Shi, here. JJ also includes a photo of the piece of furniture that inspired her tangle pattern.

Check out the tag jjl for more of JJ’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.


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1 comment to How to draw ZUAN SHI

  • I used this tangle in my Zendala Dare 7, as the “rags” of a little bit of a rags to riches look, or maybe it’s a take on “you can take the girl out of the country (and dress her up fancy) but you can’t take the country out of the girl.” It’s a really great pattern — thanks for sharing it!

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