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How to draw CHLOË

Zentangle pattern: Chloë. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.It’s a Barbara bonus! Chloë is the second tangle this week from California tangler Barbara Finwall.

You might recognize the bold style of Chloë that characterizes some of Barbara’s tangles.

Like these, Chloë uses the design principle of alternation which makes the eye move back and forth in a rhythm through the use of contrast. This is also evident in several of the Zentangle-original tangles like Eye-Wa and Striping, for example.

Chloë is named after Barbara’s 20-year-old cat. I could be mistaken, but isn’t that a truly remarkable age for a cat? Go Chloë!

Chloë‘s grid squares, or fragments as the new Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1 names them, come together to create what Rick and Maria term a meta-pattern. If you focus on the center of my example above you’ll see a large quatrefoil floral shape – the meta-pattern created by the pattern in adjoining grid squares/fragments.

Barbara illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Chloë below. She demonstrates Chloë at two different scales in her ZIA which also includes her Petal Pusher tangle from earlier this week along with Karry Heun’s lovely Sand Swirl.

Zentangle pattern: Chloë. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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