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How to draw CROSS-UR-HEART

Zentangle pattern: Cross-Ur-Heart. 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.Tangles involving hearts are always popular and today we add another lovely one to our Zentangle® resource.

Tangler and novelist Jenna Black is back with her easy Cross-Ur-Heart tangle, her fourth one on the site.

Jenna developed Cross-Ur-Heart while experimenting with hearts and contour lines.

She writes,

There are tons of options for embellishing this one after step 4. It can be done with a simple cross in the middle to make four hearts, or you can make more.

On the gray tile I’ve submitted, the one in the lower left was started with an asterisk shape instead of a cross.

The ones on the top left and lower right use fewer hearts on the outer layer and different embellishments.

It would also be possible to add more layers of the hearts, though I personally prefer how it looks with just the two.

Cross-Ur-Heart develops from the center outwards in a radial fashion and can be extended as far as you like. For my example I stuck with Jenna’s basic version of Cross-Ur-Heart and with a touch of shading it has a pretty, puffy dimension to it.

Jenna illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Cross-Ur-Heart below where she includes the gray tile referred to above with examples and variations.

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