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How to draw CHOCOBOX

Zentangle pattern: ChocoBox. 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.Belgian tangler Didier Gervy shares his ChocoBox tangle with us and it is a swoopy, swirly fun one to draw. It looks all puffy and “float-y” right? It’s almost in motion.

Didier was inspired by something he saw on an outing to “the famous Market Place in Brussels” during the Christmas season.

“The Grand Place or Grote Markt in Dutch is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with architecture from 3 different eras (Baroque, Gothic and Louis XIV) making their marks on the square giving it an eclectic flavour. This eclectic quality earned the Grand Place a listing as one of the Sites of World Heritage by UNESCO in 1998.” – From Brussels.info

Photo by Vase Petrovski (amanito on flickr)

From Wikipedia by photographer Vase Petrovski (amanito on flickr)

Here’s something very cool I learned from Wikipedia, “Every two years in August, an enormous ‘flower carpet’ is set up in the Grand Place for a few days. A million colourful begonias are set up in patterns, and the display covers a full 24 by 77 metres (79 by 253 ft), for area total of 1,800 square metres (19,000 sq ft).” I’d love to see that in person but you can view a great photo on Wikipedia. We planted begonias in our garden in the Annex in Toronto, way back in my ‘yute’. Squirrels ate ’em into begonia confetti. But I digress …

Didier describes his inspiration:

I was enjoying the Christmas illuminations of the famous Market Place in Brussels and my attention was attracted by a golden box of (Belgian !) chocolate in a store. The box inspired me this new pattern, easy and fun to draw. I named it, quite naturally, ChocoBox. I hope you all will enjoy !

Here are Didier’s steps for drawing ChocoBox with a Zentangle® featuring his unusual tangle.

How to draw Didier Gervy's ChocoBox tangle pattern

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate this tangle in your Zentangles and ZIAs, or link back to this page. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to these images and they should not be pinned, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights.

Check out the tag didierg for more of Didier’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.


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