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How to draw BLANES

Zentangle pattern: Blanes. 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.Blanes is a new grid-based tangle from Swedish CZT Anita Aspfors Westin, and it’s her sixth tangle on the site.

Anita deconstructed Blanes based on a window she observed and photographed while on vacation on Spain’s Costa Brava, Spain’s “rugged coast”.

This is Anita’s lovely Renaissance Tan Zentangle® tile featuring Blanes.

She writes,

In October I was in Spain in a small town called Blanes for two weeks.

Of course I found a lot of patterns everywhere and one was on a glass window in the old part of Blanes.

Overview of Blanes from the top of the mountain. By Maxis88 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

I thought this lovely vista would be heart-warming on a cold winter day 🙂 According to Wikipedia,

“Blanes is a town and municipality in the comarca of Selva in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

During the Roman rule it was named Blanda or Blandae.

It is known as the ‘Gateway to the Costa Brava’. Its coast is part of the Costa Brava, which stretches from Blanes up to the French border.”

Roman rule … that’s one really OLD town.

I always love grid-based tangles, it’s so easy to get into a mindful flow with them. They generally offer many different ways to embellish them and they easily fill up a space on your Zentangle® tile.

For my example of Blanes I reversed Anita’s first two steps and started with a grid of small orbs which I then connected for the basic structure. If you start with the regular grid first, as in her Step 1, you end up with strokes going through the orbs and I preferred the look of them “empty”.

Anita illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Blanes here on her blog where she includes her photo of the window inspiring this tangle. She also shows several ways to vary Blanes in the accompanying tiles and instructions. Remember to click on any of the images so you can see them better and to download the larger version of the steps.

Anita also shows more examples of Blanes and its possibilities here.

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. Your comment helps motivate them to continue to share!

Check out the tag anitaaw for more of Anita’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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Zentangle Project Pack #07

Today we’re half way through the “12 Days of Zentangle” for 2019 and if you’ve missed it or simply don’t have time for it now, I’ve got your back.

Next week when the series wraps up I’ll be posting my traditional TanglePatterns Project Pack Summary with links to all the video tutorials AND a detailed summary of each.

You can locate all six of the previous TanglePatterns Project Pack Summaries by going to the TANGLES BY TYPE section in the left sidebar and selecting the term projectpack.

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In order for patterns to be considered for TanglePatterns.com they need to be submitted to me by email. Here's how:

For details on how to submit your pattern for consideration visit the SUBMIT YOUR PATTERN page on the top menu bar. On that menu you will find these two pages:

    1. How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns, and
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The first page includes instructions on how to prepare and send your file. It also includes a link to this PDF submission form. I've recently updated the form with more information so if you have an old copy, you might like to download the current edition.

When your examples include additional tangles from the site, please list them in your email. (This saves my memory some wear and tear.)

And remember, as Rick and Maria put it: tangles should be "magical, simple and easy to create", non-objective patterns of repetitive strokes that are easy to teach and offer a high degree of success to tanglers of all ages.

"Keep the tangles as little like 'drawing something' as possible."

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2 comments to How to draw BLANES

  • A very nice tangle with a nice background and beautiful tiles to demonstrate Blanes! Thank you Linda and Anita!

  • Jody Genovese

    I really like this Anita. It reminds me of a fancy version of florz so I really liked that in one of your tiles you incorporated that into the background. It looks great. I have a huge list of tangles to test run, but I will definitely be giving this a try. Thank you. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. I got a chuckle out of your reflection in the photo!

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