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How to draw SPROXY

Zentangle pattern: Sproxy. 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.Sproxy is a tangle pattern from Australian tangler David Rae and it’s his first pattern on the site.

David joins the ranks of male tanglers with patterns on TanglePatterns – Brad Harms, Daved Levitan, Didier Gervy, Jonathan Baetens, José Meeusen, Karl Stewart, the young Thomas Gallagher, and Wayne Harlow. Then there are Rick Roberts’ official tangles too, most notably Paradox.

Looks like there’s a challenge theme of some sort in there, don’t you think? David Rae introduces himself …

I hail from New South Wales in Australia and I first came across Zentangles in April while looking through some art books for sale and noticed that the Zentangle books were disappearing very quickly. I managed to buy the last one and was soon addicted to this intriguing art form. I am interested in many different forms of art including watercolour and mixed media. This pattern has no particular inspiration but just came from playing with different shapes.

David’s Sproxy tangle uses the grid seed concept to get started and there are many interesting ways to vary the basic tangle pattern.

Here is David’s illustration of the steps for drawing Sproxy and a monotangle featuring his tangle and some of his suggested variations.

How to draw SPROXY by David Rae

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Here are two of David’s beautiful Zentangles featuring Sproxy.

Zentangles by David Rae, featuring Sproxy

Check out the tag davidr for more of David’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

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