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How to draw HUGGY BEAR

Zentangle pattern: Huggy Bear. 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.The Huggy Bear tangle comes to us from Delaware’s JJ LaBarbera and this is JJ’s fourth pattern on TanglePatterns.

The name for this one may be a little silly. I named it Huggy Bear because this pattern grew out of my drawing [the official tangle] Huggins incorrectly. I had the lines all done before I stopped and noticed what I had done.

I found Huggy Bear requires concentration when you’re drawing the initial lines as it’s easy to get them curving in the “wrong” direction (though there are no mistakes in Zentangle®).

This is the first pattern example on TanglePatterns where I used a white pen – in this case  a Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen – to create the dots in the center as JJ suggests. Easy peasy.

JJ illustrates the steps for drawing her Huggy Bear tangle and a cool variation here.

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

Related Links:

  • Linda’s List of Official Zentangle® Patterns – the complete list of official patterns (i.e., created by Zentangle® founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas), including those not published online
  • More about using white ink for your tangles, or on your black Zentangle tiles, can be found on the top menu bar under TIPS & TOOLS > PENS & MORE > WHITE INK

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition

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"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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