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How to draw BUMPKENZ

Zentangle pattern: BumpkenzBumpkens is a very pretty Autumn tangle shared with us by Beth Snoderly, and her timing is impeccable with Hallowe’en later this week and Autumn in full fettle in this hemisphere.

I loved drawing this tangle pattern, but then I love all of them! Grids and heart shapes, what could be better? Beth demonstrates two ways of drawing Bumpkenz with the second using a rounded, more “pumpkin-like” shape in keeping with the Autumn/Hallowe’en time of year. Also a wonderfully abstracted Japanese lantern, don’t you think? I used the heart-shaped version in my example.

I got the idea from the old kitchen wallpaper we took down. Funny, it keeps turning up, so I had to tangle it. I have two variations included. One with a rounded bottom and the other with a pointed (heart) bottom. I find both to be quick and fun to tangle. I usually either shade them as in this example or fill in the background with pen.

Beth illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Bumpkenz below and includes some variations for you to use. There are lots of potential variations with this one.

How to draw BUMPKENZ by Beth Snoderly

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Beth also sent along three lovely examples featuring both ways of drawing Bumpkenz for you to enjoy, along with her wishes (and I second them): “Happy Holidays!”

Bumpkenz examples by Beth Snoderly

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