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How to draw WELL

Zentangle pattern: Well. 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.Well is a new original tangle pattern from Zentangle HQ and for the record, my example here is Well at its very basic bones, wait until you see what can be done with this.

The inspiration for Well comes from a trip to a local museum, “Near our home is the Higgins Armory Museum, which specializes in medieval armor and weaponry. On a recent pattern search there, I saw a small box covered with what look like wrought metal patterns,” writes Zentangle® co-founder Rick Roberts.

This box looked like a treasure chest that would hold jewels. How about jewel for a name? We didn’t go with that because it’s potentially too descriptive of an expected outcome. However it was a good enough inspiration to give us well. This name has an added benefit of offering opportunities for fun word play, which we love.

Well is actually very similar to two very popular tangles by CZTs. The first is Peg Farmer’s Yew-Dee, drawn without the curved lines in her Step 2. The second is Jana Rogers’ Fiore tangle with the exception that Well begins with a circle in the middle of the grid “seed” in place of Jana’s square. Jana’s Fiore was inspired by the article about using grid seeds to develop tangles.

In the illustrations for Well, Rick also reminds us how turning the seed in various directions within the basic grid produces a variety of results from the same pattern.

Zentangle pattern: Well. 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.Maria illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Well here in the recent Zentangle newsletter along with several Zentangles by Rick and Maria showing some possibilities with this tangle. (You can view larger images of their Zentangles featuring Well here on the blog.) In my second example here on the right, I’ve done a riff on Maria’s interpretation Zentangle with her cool trompe l’oeil. Both links include a photo of the box inspiring the tangle. Well, that’s it for today! 😉

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5 comments to How to draw WELL

  • Hi, I am totally new and totally hooked, so much so that I am busy finalising my flights from South Africa to attend the November CZT, just too many questions in my head!
    I love this new pattern, wow! And what an awesome job Rick & Maria have done to showcase how to draw it and offer prompts for creating variations.
    As I am sitting here playing with it though, I wondered, at what point would it no longer be called WELL, you know what I mean? For example, I love the one variation with the “swirls” going in the same direction, before the “petals” are added. So my question, if one omits the petals, is it no longer called “WELL”? (Now I am showing you my total ignorance I know, but it can only get better). (Thank you for all your wonderful work Linda!).

  • Sue Agnew

    I just love the heading: “how to draw well” 🙂

  • Josie

    Omg! This is my new favriote pattern! In school for dorm work we learned zentangles and now were doing a project called “Cats in the Attick” Where we make cats and put them in an attick themed backround! Im so gonna use it!

  • Karen Carriere

    I would really like to learn this saw it on the view

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