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How to draw JAJAZZ

Zentangle pattern: Jajazz. 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.On Saturday North Carolina CZT Nancy Newlin shared String 104 with us and today’s she’s back with Jajazz. I think we were overdue for another grid-based tangle pattern.

The name Jajazz comes from a picture frame I saw at an exhibit titled ‘Japan and the Jazz Age’ which is a collection of items created during the time when Japan was enthralled with the jazz age in the U.S. The ‘Released From the Grid’ variation is a representation of the design element on the picture frame which I modified to make it work in a grid or a border. I think that this tangle might provide some real possibilities for drawing on the Renaissance tiles with all the color and shading options available.

For my example I reversed rows of Jajazz in sets and added a bit of shading along one axis of the grid lines.

Here Nancy demonstrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Jajazz. She also includes a drawing aid illustrating that the lines come from the center point of the previous line. She also shows a variation drawn with straight lines instead of the original curved ones and a “released from the grid” version of the motif.

How to draw Jajazz by CZT Nancy Newlin

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6 comments to How to draw JAJAZZ

  • *Manja *

    Wunderbar! Danke! :o)
    Schönen Abend,*Manja*

  • Sharon Wrench

    Very nice Tangle! I love the variation, it almost looks like a dance. Thank you for sharing!

  • Vicki

    I really like this one. It’s simple, but can offer a lot of dimension. Good job!

  • Connie

    Linda is right, I love grid based tangles, and I’m going to try this tomorrow. Could be my new favourite 🙂

  • Linda Farmer, CZT

    Recovered comments that were accidentally deleted:

    5/14/2014
    Joyce in Montana – Thankyou Nancy, for the neat, neat, pattern. I already have plans to use it on something I am looking for a new tangle on. Keep them coming. Love yours.

    5/15/2014
    Marie Starefoss – Very Nice tangle I like to drawing it. I draw one tangle Evry day. and I love it.

    5/19/2014
    Bunny Wright – This is a great tangle. There are so many variations. It’s fun and inspiring too! Thanks!

  • Suse

    I like this – am planning a name tangle for a friend and I think this will be great.

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