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How to draw SHOWGIRL

Zentangle pattern: Showgirl. 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.The lovely Showgirl tangle pattern is a variation on Florida tangler Vicki Bassett’s Biscus, also added today. These are her first tangles on the site.

Vicki writes that Showgirlhas the appearance of a feather boa.  I named it Showgirl because I had just returned from Las Vegas and it seemed fun & fitting.

I’m from Land O’ Lakes, FL (just north of Tampa and, no, we don’t make the butter) and my day job an executive assistant in a cancer center. I took a class with CZT Patsy Monk after I accidentally discovered Zentangle® just looking around on the internet and I’m registered for the October CZT seminar.

My favorite way to use this artform is to apply tangle patterns to photographs that I have taken and altered in Photoshop. What started as an experiment ended up being my favorite way to create! I’ve always been into papercrafting including hand-made greeting cards, altered books and bookbinding and, as a teenager, pen & ink drawing was my favorite medium. It’s a wonderful thing that I can now combine my two favorite artforms!

Vicki illustrates the steps for for drawing her Showgirl tangle below.

How to draw SHOWGIRL by Vicki Bassett

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Vicki also sent along this beautiful Zentangle-inspired piece featuring Showgirl for us to enjoy.

ZIA by Vicki Bassett

Check out the tag vickib for more of Vicki’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.


TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGL GUIDE, 2016 Edition The current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2015. It's a must-have tool for using the site.
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Zentangle Primer Volume 1 Remember you can get your official Zentangle supplies here too, including the fabulous new Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®! Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H
The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.

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