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How to draw GOTCHA

Zentangle pattern: Gotcha. © 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.Gotcha! Today’s lovely tangle is from Belgian CZT Karin Godyns, and it’s her first on the site. Karin is from Waregem in “the Dutch speaking part of Belgium in between the cost side and Ghent.”

Gotcha is a very easy tangle to draw with such a nice polished result that almost has a Celtic feel to it.

As with almost all grid-based tangles, Gotcha also makes an interesting ribbon or border tangle.

Karin tells us how she become involved in Zentangle® and how Gotcha came about:

“I accidently discovered Zentangle® beginning of 2014 on the internet while I was looking for a course in Hand Lettering. I never made it to the Hand Lettering course, instead I followed an Introduction Workshop in June 2014 with another Belgian CZT Jella Verelst. One year later, in June 2015 I made it to Providence USA and had the wonderful experience of becoming a CZT. Ever since the journey has been magical.

Before Zentangle I used to tell people that when it came to creativity the universe must have forgotten to add those qualities during my creation :o) until somebody told me to start working with the positive affirmation: I am a creative being. Well, look where it brought me! Zentangle has changed my life. It keeps my thoughts positive and brings me peace and confidence. It makes me smile and brings me happiness. I am grateful for the experience.

About the tangle Gotcha: I remember that I was thinking: ‘I am ready to discover my own tangle’. So during the same day I was playing with one of my favourite tangles Sprigs from Michele Beauchamp when Gotcha naturally originated. All of a sudden it was there. I was over the moon with this. My own tangle, imagine that! How wonderful.

Gotcha is an easy, repetitive pattern that can be used as a border or in a sort of natural grid. Have fun with it!”

To my mind, Gotcha is in a family of tangles related to the technique used in the several of the Zentangle-original tangles like Hurry and Betweed for example, where strokes are built out by alternating around the initial starting point. All with very different and unique results.

Here Karin illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Gotcha and features it used as ribbons weaving through her Zentangle, one with Zentangle-y orbs added which complement the orbs with rounding she’s added to Florz.

Zentangle pattern: Gotcha. Image © Karin Godyns and TanglePatte

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And here’s Gotcha in a simple monotangle demonstrating how just a simple touch of shading brings out the look of dimension to the tangle.

Gotcha monotangle by CZT Karin Godyns

Check out the tag karing for more of Karin’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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