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How to draw LEALAD

Zentangle pattern: LealadLealad is a pretty tangle pattern from Hungary’s Lily Moon who shared her beautiful Amphora tangle with us earlier this year. Lily has also contributed several strings to our community resource.

Lily writes, “I played with words Leaf and Ladder and I named it Lealad.

This simple tangle created on a channel grid is enhanced with shading to add depth. After a few goes at Lealad, I found I got the best results by drawing the finishing horizontal lines across all of the columns at once instead of working all the way down each one at a time. FWIW.

Lily illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Lealad here on her blog (click on the image to enlarge it) and she shows it in two beautiful Zentangles. While you’re there, be sure to check out the header on her page displaying several more of her lovely and very detailed Zentangles.

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10 comments to How to draw LEALAD

  • Chrissie

    Very nice tangle, I will enjoy playing with this one.

  • How exciting to have your lovely tangle on Tangle Patterns!! Congratulations Lily!! I love your pattern and am looking forward to giving it a try! I like that it is organic and yet it has some structure too! Very versatile!Thanks for sharing! :0) Annette

  • Pat

    This reminds me of a very delicate French wallpaper I had in bedroom when I was a child. Thanks for recalling a memory of happy times. I’m looking forward to adding this charming pattern to my drawings.

  • Julie

    Love the new tangle, thanks for sharing.

  • Heidi

    Was für ein schönes Tangle. Ich habe es auf eine Christbaumkugel gezeichnet. Es war ein Geschenk, dass viel Freude bereitet hat.

    Google Translate: What a beautiful Tangle. I drew it on a Christmas ornament. It was a gift that much joy has prepared.

  • Thank you so much to everyone and happy tangling to you all 🙂

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  • H.Carol Schmidt

    Hello Zentangle Artists.
    I love the work that is posted. I just cannot keep up!
    On Dec. 15 my husband and flew home from Vancouver. I spent the entire 4 hour flight drawing Zentangles. I made 6 finishing about 40 minutes before landing. I gave them to the crew as a thank you. They were delighted. Where one signs one’s name I added, Thank you, flight 3 and my passenger seat + Merry Christmas. I worked on the original size ones as I had run out of the Bijou cards. I did those on the flight to Vancouver.
    I am not a good flyer so working on the Zentangles kept me calm and it was a lovely way to say thank you. Try it next time you fly. 4 hours = 6 original sized Zentangles!!

  • Shelley

    I made a copy, ready to get started.

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