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How to draw BASK-IT

Zentangle pattern: Bask-itAnna Houston is a new CZT from Armstrong, BC, Canada, and the lovely Bask-it is her first tangle pattern on the site.

Anna is a graduate of October’s CZT XII class. Her home town of Armstrong is located in the interior of British Columbia “between the sunny, rolling Okanagan Valley and the cooler, forested Shuswap Valley … approximately 500 km (300 miles) from Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, BC; and Spokane and Seattle, Washington.” Armstrong has been celebrating its centennial this year and now it has its very own Certified Zentangle Teacher too!

Bask-it joins the group of tangles my Mom particularly enjoys, she calls them “over-unders”. Huggins and W2 are two classic official tangles belonging to this group and I’ve attempted to collect them all together with the tag weave.

Bask-it is very easy to draw and it’s done in just three simple steps. Plus shading.

I discovered Zentangle® about a year ago after having Zentangle books recommended to me by Amazon! I have been hooked since, feeling like I came home finally after trying nearly every art form known to man.

This particular tangle was inspired by a wicker basket that lives in my laundry room … After inspecting the weave of the wicker in the body of the basket, I immediately went to my sketch book and, after a couple of unsatisfactory attempts, came up with this. It is fun to draw and lends itself well to varying amounts of shading, as well as different ‘band’ widths.

Anna illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Bask-it below and features it in a monotangle.

How to draw BASK-IT by CZT Anna Houston


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2 comments to How to draw BASK-IT

  • Lately, I am feeling pressured to make and create the perfect craft/DIY, I feel like I am falling short. I am truly falling short of ideas. It’s not feeling good for my creative side. I used to create all the time. Doesn’t really matter what, not one specific thing, drawing, writing, etc… Now, I am feeling uninspired. Then I stumbled upon this Zentangle art stuff. I am off to purchase myself my first book through Amazon. I am hoping it gifts me that inspiration and belief in self I have been seriously missing (in me) lately! I want to be inspired and feel successful again…this just might be the way! So Thank you SOO much for sharing and to all of you for being here. Thank you for making this so easy to attempt.

  • BethS

    What a wonderful and deceptively simple tangle! I just tried it out and it works up quick and elegant. Thanks so much for sharing!

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