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How to draw ZIGGLE

Zentangle pattern: Ziggle. 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.Happy Monday, y’all! The Back-to-School ads have begun showing up in the papers already, a reality reminder that it doesn’t take long for summer to slip away. As the old proverb says, “Make hay while the sun shines!”

Today’s Ziggle tangle is from Chase Messineo and its his first on the site. It’s always fun to add a new tangle to the “Z” section of the alphabet, people seem to shy away from tangles names starting with Z for some reason.

Chase writes,

I have always loved art, but I found out about Zentangle when I stumbled into a book about it at a craft store and it instantly grabbed my interest because of the simple complexity. 🙂

At first glance Ziggle looks similar to the Zentangle®-original Rain, but it differs in subtle ways. Both are eye-catching tangles that add an interesting and unusual element to a Zentangle tile.

Chase illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Ziggle below and demonstrates variations created when the baseline in Step 2 is “calm”, curvy or straight. The rounding added in Steps 4 and 5 add boldness and drama to Ziggle. I love the simple background Chase has added to this tile.

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Image copyright the artist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate the tangles from this site in your Zentangles and ZIAs, or link back to any page. However the artists and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to these images and they should not be pinned, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights.

In this enlargement of Steps 2 and 3 it’s easier to see that in Step 2 the zigzag line breaks up into separate strokes that touch the baseline at one end and leave a space at the other end. A simple fret-like geometric element is then added off the “free” end in Step 3. Interesting tidbit: according to Clarence P. Hornung’s Handbook of Designs and Devices, this triangular fret element is based on Japanese heraldry. In the Zentangle-original Rain, the zigzag crosses the baseline in a continuous stroke.

ziggle-steps-closeup-chase-messineo

As you enjoy any of the tangles on the site, please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours.

Check out the tag chasem for more of Chase’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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