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How to draw TRUMPETS

Zentangle pattern: Trumpets. 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.This week my mind is still down under with the “Harry and Megan” tour of Australia, and today we have Trumpets from Aussie tangler Helen Williams.

Helen writes that she’s been having “a thing for diamond shapes in patterns of late“.

Trumpets is her latest exploration and she notes, “depending on where you focus, a different set of trumpet ‘flowers’ come forward/go back in the design.

As Jem Miller notes in her comment on Helen’s blog, Trumpets can have the look of cut crystal glass. Depending on how you ink or shade the shapes within the tangle, you can create a variety of different looks for this tangle. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, when you fill grid tangles methodically you will often discover additional interesting patterns within as in the example on the left below – an “unfinished” Trumpets.

Helen illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Trumpets here on her blog where she shares photos of her beautiful daffodil inspirations and also explores Trumpets on a wonky grid. Wonky grids can turn so many grid-based patterns into a fun tangling experience.

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