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How to draw LOGJAM

Zentangle pattern: Logjam. 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.Today’s striking and super easy tangle pattern, Logjam, comes from California CZT and graphic designer Wayne Harlow.

You may recall Wayne deconstructed the very popular Crusade tangle for us a while ago.

Wayne writes Logjam is,

“very simple and is easy to adapt to any space. While simple to draw, it can look quite striking, especially with a bit of shading. I call it Logjam because it makes me think of a bunch of logs that have floated down the river and accumulated near the mill.

There is a lot of flexibility in the order of strokes to draw this pattern. Since I’ve been drawing it, I have done it lots of ways so I encourage people to feel free to draw it any way that feels comfortable. I guess that advice applies to all tangles really.”

When you start playing around with Logjam, you’ll see what Wayne means about there being lots of ways to accomplish it. I also found I preferred to turn my drawings “sideways” so the curved strokes are pulled towards me, for a little better control. Remember that turning your tile is always an important part of drawing with comfort in the Zentangle® Method.

Here Wayne illustrates the steps for drawing Logjam and features it in a Zentangle® along with his Crusade tangle.

How to draw LOGJAM by CZT Wayne Harlow

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Check out the tag wayneh for more of Wayne’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.


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