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How to draw SU-SY

Zentangle pattern: Su-sy. 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.“The name Su-sy comes from super easy!”

And the very sweet Su-sy is a perfect tangle to start out our brand new year especially for new tanglers joining our community.

Not only is Su-sy super easy, it’s fun, it’s pretty, and it can grow just as big as you like.

Su-sy is from “the olden days” of Zentangle® and the beginning of TanglePatterns.com way back in 2010. Yes indeed, 8 years ago!

It’s from Livia Chua who has thirteen more tangles on the site. Livia is from Southeast Asia and it’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from her but her wonderful tangles carry on. Livia deconstructed Warped Eggs which was her first tangle on the site.

There a few tanglers in the world whose unique style you instantly recognize, and Livia is certainly one. Her whimsy and penwork are unmistakable.

I was reminded of Livia’s tangle by a couple of recently-submitted tangles. At the time Livia published it on flickr in 2010 I thought it was very similar to CZT Sandy Bartholomew’s Mumsy from her Yoga For Your Brain book. Mumsy didn’t appear online until the next year. JJ LaBarbera’s Arc Flower is another similar tangle in this radial-style or organic tangle family.

On flickr, look for this arrow in the lower right corner of your screen to download the steps.

Livia illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Su-sy here on her flickr account where you’ll find it paired up with her Pea-Pops tangle which appeared about the same time as CZT Carole Ohl’s Inapod. Carole’s tangle was added to the site before I’d seen Livia’s, so because of the similarity Pea-Pops isn’t here on the site.

As you enjoy any of the tangles on the site, please 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 liviac for more of Livia’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

TAGS & How to locate tangles by artist or type on TanglePatterns

Did you know you can easily find TANGLES BY ARTIST and TANGLES BY TYPE on TanglePatterns?

Each tangle has its tags listed as live links in the date bar just above the comments section on each page. The date bar looks like this screen capture where I've highlighted the Tag section in yellow:

Scroll down on any tangle's page and click on those live links in the date bar to get to similar types of tangles and to find tangles by the same artist.

There's also a section called TANGLES BY TYPE in the LEFT sidebar of any page as shown in this image at the green arrow.

Scroll to that section in the sidebar, click the down arrow and select the type of tangle you're looking for, and a new page will open with the list of all the tangles of that type. (TANGLES BY ARTIST are located directly below there.)

Feel like choosing tangles at random for your Zentangle® art?

There are four ways to do this on the site.

  • First, there's a random TANGLE SELECTOR in the left sidebar with instructions on how to use it. This handy gadget can be used to select Zentangle®-original tangles from this page and it can also be used to select random Strings. Just type in the number range you want to select from.
  • Second, just above that section there's a TANGLE RANDOMIZER that has already selected 5 random tangles to use.
  • Third, many like to use the tangles listed at the end of every tangle in the "You might also like:" section of the page.
  • Fourth, use the selection of tangles in any TANGLE REFRESHER. This is a great way to revisit tangles you've forgotten about or might have missed when it was originally posted.

Be sure to check out all the features that are hidden in plain sight in the sidebars on both sides of every page.

And let's not forget the main menu bar across the top of every page — there's a lot of great reading and learning there that you won't want to miss.

 

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