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How to draw GIRDY

Zentangle pattern: GirdyNew tangler Karl Stewart was looking at a photo of the girders and beams on the roof of a sports complex and recognized a cool repetitive pattern he has deconstructed and named Girdy. This is Karl’s first tangle pattern on the site.

Girdyis unique, consists of three different lines repeated, it can be drawn in any orientation, and is abstract.” The very essence of real tangle patterns. Invited to introduce himself, Karl writes:

I have been a dabbling artist my whole life. Starting with wood carving then water colors. I dropped out of college in 1973 to open an art gallery, and represented over 30 artists at one point. But the first fuel crisis and subsequent economic crunch put a quick end to that.

I was recently sharing some of my digital art with a friend when she sent me a link to a Zentangle® article. I tried it and have been hooked ever since. I find the entire process very relaxing and the fear of the blank paper that used to hit me when painting simply isn’t there with tangles.

Now I am experimenting with Zentangle Inspired Art and don’t see any end to the fun.”

Girdy is simple and fun to draw and can be adapted to just about any shape section you want to fit it into. As usual I can’t resist adding some shading but even without it Girdy has an interesting 3D look to it.

Karl illustrates the steps for drawing his tangle Girdy, here.

Update: Karl’s server is having issues (and I can relate to that) – he very kindly sent along the images he used so you can get the instructions here.

How to draw Karl Stewart's tangle, Girdy

Copyright the artist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Image used with permission.

And here is the finished tangle …

GirdyCheck out the tag karls for more of Karl’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.


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