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How to draw TWIZTED

Zentangle pattern: TwiztedTwizted is a tangle pattern from CZT Terri Brown of Eldorado, Ohio. Terri shared her Snugz tangle with us some time ago.

Twizted could be related to Carla du Preez’s Aura-Leah as the “leaf” or pod shapes are similar, but Twizted is much more compact compared to Aura-Leah’s looser look and Twizted has quite a different feel to it.

Terri writes,

I am now a CZT from Seminar #12. It was great fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I am happily teaching classes and passing on this wonderful art form.

I came up with ‘Twizted’ while talking to my husband on the phone. Coincidentally, my husband is a little twisted, so maybe that’s why I came up with this name. I was tangling away as I chatted and this pattern came to be.

 I feel safe in saying that just about everyone who has ever attended a certification seminar “would do it again in a heartbeat“, it is indeed a magical experience.

Each “pod” of Twizted can actually be drawn in a continuous line if you like that technique. Here’s how I did it. I drew the center line of the first pod (in Step 1 below) then continued it around for the outer perimeter of the pod shape. Then you retrace the center line down just a little bit then do the “inner aura” of the outer line down and then back up the other side. Continue like that around the interior until you’ve reached the center of the pod and filled it up. Make sense??

As Terri writes, “shading makes the ‘twizted’ look pop out!

Here are Terri’s step-by-step instructions and her lovely Zentangle featuring Twizted and several Zentangle-original tangles. Because the initial shapes may be a little difficult to see at this size (for those of us with “mature” eyes), I’ve made an enlargement of the first four steps below the complete instructions.

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Here’s the enlargement:

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6 comments to How to draw TWIZTED

  • Diane Tai

    Simply beautiful! Like a feather.

  • Caro

    Simply beautiful!! Reminds me of the braid I put in my daughters hair this morning. Thanks for making me smile on such a dismal day.

  • Joan Bash

    Thank you SO much for adding the enlargement; my eyes have gotten bad as far as trying to see some of the tangle patterns and this REALLY helps to have the pattern enlarged. I hope that you – and others – will continue to do this with other patterns!

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Joan, another way to increase the size of pages and images on a Windows computer is to hold down the CTRL key and roll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out. Pressing CTRL together with the 0 (number 0) key will reset the page to its normal size. In most browsers you can also use just the keyboard by pressing the CTRL key together with the plus or minus keys to zoom in or zoom out. I don’t use Apple devices but there will be something similar to zoom in or out and you can search online to learn what they are. Hope that helps!

      • Joan Bash

        That does help, tremendously! Thank you so much for your additional help! I love doing the patterns, and sometimes have had trouble seeing some of them – this will be a huge help!! Thanks again!

        Joan 🙂

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