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How to draw AH-NYX

Zentangle pattern: Ah-Nyx. 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.Today’s pretty ribbon-style tangle comes to us from Vermont CZT Sadelle Wiltshire and this is her fourth tangle on the site.

Ah-Nyx is another tangle from my “patiently waiting” file, and it’s easy-peasy!

Sadelle writes that Ah-Nyx was inspired by the pattern on a rug she observed while visiting family. The photo she includes shows her beautiful pet greyhound Onyx, sadly now gone, relaxing on the inspiration rug.

She writes,

Back home, I was inspired to play with this pattern and created a simple step out for it.

Using a rounded point zig-zag to start, and creating spirals to the right side of the peaks on one side, then flip over and draw spirals off the peaks on the opposite side.

And then play with it… Stack more zig-zags and repeat for a simple fill, or add auras around the outsides of each row, or play with fills.

Lots of opportunities for shading too.

Ah-Nyx can be stacked to fill a section as Sadelle notes or used as a simple ribbon or border tangle. The “rounded point zig-zag” creates an interesting effect with this tangle.

Sadelle illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Ah-Nyx here on her blog where she demonstrates it in a notebook drawing featuring the Zentangle®-originals Ixorus, Cadent and Printemps.

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 sadellew for more of Sadelle’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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