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How to draw SUNDOO

Zentangle pattern: SundooThe sweet Sundoo tangle comes to us from CZT® Jane MacKugler of Londonderry, VT and this is her first tangle pattern on the site.

Jane introduces herself and talks about her inspiration for Sundoo:

I got the idea from kayaking on a nearby lake which has a lot of beautiful sundew plants. They are a carnivorous plant, capturing bugs on their sticky dew-like substance. If you look closely they are a very pretty plant. Sundoo is a fun pattern that is great for filling up a big space.

I’ve been tangling for over a year. I learned about Zentangle® after taking a Penwork Box class at Fletcher Farm School (Ludlow, VT) two summers ago. It’s an older craft (1800’s) to look like ebony inlays in ivory, but using just pen and ink. I really enjoyed penwork but then I saw Zentangle and knew that it was along that same line of crafting, but more individualized in the designs. I was hooked. I became a CZT in May 2010.

Jane illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing her Sundoo tangle here. Sundoo is fun to draw and I added a little shading to it in my example – my tortillion/blending stump is so well loaded with graphite now that I almost don’t have to use pencil. Have a look at the sundew plants on Wikipedia for some gorgeous photos. Ain’t Mother Nature grand.

Check out the tag janemac for more of Jane’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

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8 comments to How to draw SUNDOO

  • Diann

    Thanks for your hard work and for sharing your Tangles with us. I love them, Diann

  • Nancy

    Can’t wait for the pocket guide!

  • Just love Zentangles or tangles as the case may be. Can’t wait for my basics class on Jan. 8th. I am doing a tangle on the front of watercolor cards to say “thank you” for all the people who gave me Christmas gifts.

  • Genevieve Marguerite

    Thanks for your on-going work on this website. I find myself here each time I get a note in my inbox & I smile at the “pause” it gives me to look up another tangle pattern to add to my already full brain. I was able to contribute a bit to the site; and I look forward to the pdf pocket guide. Continued blessings in this upcoming New Year may it be Tangle full!

  • Sue Zanker

    I shall NEVER lack for ideas now ! I’m a Calligrapher of thirty years standing, but recently after finding Zentangles and this site, I’ve started building tangles around the letters of the alphabet……and that’s not all, as well as the black and white “look”, I’ve tried colouring the tangles, very pale with watercolour washes,so that the black designs still show through, so far so good !

  • I want to wish everybody Happy New Year and two I’m excited and very greatfull with the idea of a pocket tangle guide. It will save having to haul so much weight if you take your zentangle materials away from home.

  • I ment to thank Londonberry VT or Jane for sharing such a cute tangle pattern, Sundoo. I like the way this tangle pattern look with the shading around it. I ready the wikipedia info on carnivious plants which was interesting (and scary if you’re an insect). You guys are familiar with the common venus fly trap. They are hard plants to keep alive.

  • Love Sundoo!

    I’ve tried to draw this, and had the hardest time drawing the loops freehand. One day my friend, the astrophysicist, said, why don’t you draw the pentagon first, and add the loops next? Success! There’s more than one way to tangle a Sundoo! Thanks so much for this lovely design!

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