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How to draw C-STEM

How difficult it is for me to begin today. But a good start is this photo gallery showing solidarity around the world – it’s awesome.

“Around the world, cities joined in solidarity with Paris, lighting up monuments in blue, white, and red.”

The Zentangle® world sends its prayers to all the people of France suffering from the deranged, unconscionable tragedy of Friday’s violence.
And also to the people of Lebanon who suffered a similar atrocity in Beirut a day earlier.

Zentangle pattern: C-stem. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. All rights reserved.Today’s C-stem tangle is from Swedish tangler Agneta Landegren.

Agneta writes, “I call it C-stem, because it’s drawn with C-shapes and they remind me of a tree-stem (– or trunk). It’s easy to draw and there are many possibilities for variation, and shading makes quite a difference.

Zentangle pattern: C-stem. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing IN ANY FORM including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission.While it might look complex to draw, C-stem it really isn’t. If you aim for the C-shapes in Step 1 to each take about one third of the grid square, the rest of the steps flow smoothly. On the right is a variation of C-stem where each grid square alternates direction as Agneta shows in her instructions.

Agneta illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing C-stem below and shows ways it can be used as a pretty border or ribbon tangle in addition to some variations.

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Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing pattern deconstructions in any form including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission of the copyright owner. Click the image for an article explaining copyright in plain English.

Check out the tag agnetal for more of Agneta’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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