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How to draw BOOMERANGS

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Zentangle pattern: Boomerangs. Image © Linda Farmer and 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 is such an interesting and flexible tangle pattern. Boomerangs was created by U.S. Federal employee Teresa Clerc. Originally Teresa was inspired by architectural Gothic arches but as the pattern developed Boomerangs became its name.

Zentangle pattern: Boomerangs. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.Boomerangs has loads of possibilities for variation. You can draw them all in the same or opposite orientation, overlapping in different ways, and/or alternating the rows, and the fills can be changed in a multitude of ways. These are two versions I played with and Teresa illustrates more below.

Asked to tell us about herself, Teresa writes:

I live in Arizona. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, major: Horticulture from the University of Arizona.

I have always loved art. I primarily do charcoal, pencil, or ink drawings so the black and white Zentangle method suited me just fine. I also crochet which is why I love the patterns and the repetition of the patterns. When I saw the Zentangle link on a website and click it open, I fell in love with it. It fact, I could not stop doing tangles because it was so relaxing. I found myself being inspired again. I brought out my art stuff and dusted off the cobwebs from my drawings put away for years. My daughter didn’t realize that she had a Mom who was an Artist. Using the Zentangle method, I am back to myself again and better.

I went to CZT KathyAnne’s class in May and knew this is what I would like to do when I retire.

Teresa illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Boomerangs and a variation below, along with a Zentangle®  featuring Boomerangs with another variation.

Steps for drawing the Zentangle pattern BOOMERANG

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