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How to draw CORNMAN

Zentangle pattern: CornmanHappy Monday to you! Here’s an easy tangle pattern named Cornman from California tangler Kim Cyr and it’s her first on the site.

Cornman‘s quirkiness appealed to me and in perfect time for an Autumn theme, Kim tells us how her tangle came about its name.

Cornman started off as a flower. Before I could add more petals, I thought about one of my favorite tangles where a ring is wrapped around something. Once I did this, I liked it but it needed a finishing touch; hence the antennae. And I think it looks like a man made out of acorns.

Cornman is a fun tangle and it can easily can fill up a section of your Zentangle® with a sense of movement. It looks cool with double or even triple antennae too.

Here Kim introduces herself.

I live in San Diego, California … and when I first saw Zentangle I was hooked. I knew that I had to find a way to be able to draw like this, and I did. I’ve always colored; as a child, I’d spend entire days in my room coloring and as an adult I still colored. I wasn’t artistic enough to draw (or so I thought) but I could color up a storm. Zentangle was everything I wanted. I could learn to make my own designs and color too, if I wanted.

I have a daughter with autism. I spend a lot of time with her. Sometimes I just need to get away and can’t do it, but I can get away with Zentangle. I can lose myself for hours but still be present enough for my daughter. I even get excited at the thought of being home for an extended period of time; I can tangle!

Kim illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Cornman below.

How to draw CORNMAN by kim Cyr

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