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How to draw KEYSTONE

Zentangle pattern: KeystoneKeystone is from CZT Dennie York and it’s her first tangle pattern on the site.

Located just north of Albuquerque in Placitas, New Mexico, Dennie offers Zentangle® classes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe.

“I live outside of Albuquerque, NM with my husband and 2 dog-boys. I have a background in computers: programming and sales, but in 1995 I put that aside (except for trying to keep my hand in with websites and blogs!), and became immersed in woodworking with a scrollsaw. That has kept my attention almost exclusively until a good friend introduced me to Zentangle®. I haven’t been able to stop since and just had to go to the CZT training in August 2012 to absorb as much as possible. It was a wonderful few days, especially because my sister was there, too.”

In architecture, “A keystone is the wedge-shaped stone piece at the apex of a masonry vault or arch, which is the final piece placed during construction and locks all the stones into position, allowing the arch to bear weight.” Wikipedia

Dennie writes that her Keystone is “a pretty easy one, but seems to me that it lends itself to many variations. … I found the basic pattern on a bedspread at a friend’s house. There were many patterns in rows on this throw, but this one called out to be ‘deconstructed’.

Dennie’s version of Keystone is a ribbon (or border) tangle and in her first example she uses it as a lovely frame around the tile which includes the Zentangle-originals ‘Nzeppel and Knightsbridge, and she added shading to give Keystone a 3D contour. For my example I used one of her variations and placed several rows of Keystone back-to-back to create an all-over design as Dennie has done in her third tile.

Dennie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Keystone here on her blog. As you will see when you click on Dennie’s steps image to get the larger version to download, she includes several ways to vary her tangle.

Check out the tag denniey for more of Dennie’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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