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How to draw CO2

Zentangle pattern: CO2. 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.Here’s a super simple and fun tangle pattern for you today. It’s also kinda festive.

CO2 comes to us from Arizona-based tangler Antonine Megger and it’s her first on the site. Antonine named this pattern CO2 “because it reminds me of carbonation.”

This tangle should pop to mind immediately when you have a section to fill and want something light and airy. Remember to turn your tile for comfort as you draw – and be deliberate with each stroke because it’s easy to slip into rushing this one. I added just a touch of shading in the centers here in my example but it looks good just the way it is. You can get a sense of movement and dimension by varying the size of each little “fizz” of carbonation.

Antonine writes:
“I began tangling in July when I took a class at my community art center. I was hooked immediately! I love getting the daily e-mail with ‘how-to’ instructions and often rush to complete a design with the featured pattern right away.
 I use CO2 as a mid-tone filler in odd shaped spaces, and also use it as an accent, particularly with organically based patterns.”

Here are Antonine’s step-by-step instructions for drawing CO2, and a completed Zentangle® featuring her tangle.

Steps for drawing Antonine Megger's CO2 tangle

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Thanks for sharing, Antonine!

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8 comments to How to draw CO2

  • Joyce Blodgett

    What a wonderful design! I’ve been looking for one to use in my greeting cards, something ‘light and airy’, and CO2 is the answer! There are many wonderful “lightweight” Zentangle patterns, don’t get me wrong, but this one is exactly what I need 🙂 !

  • I have just begun my adventure with Zentangles. I am enjoying these lessons and this pattern.

  • Thanks Antonine this is going to be a very useful pattern to add to the stash 🙂

  • Monet Lion

    Love it! Yes, very light and airy, but also perfect for this season’s cards and gift tags. It continues to amaze me how many new tangle designs are created! Thank you Antonine!

  • ksenija

    Wonderful! Airy and cute!

  • Antonine Megger

    Thanks for all your kind comments. I had been envisioning this pattern mostly with water and plant based tangles, but the holiday angle is great. I can just see it with somebody’s candle flame somewhere. Hmmm, maybe I’ll try that…

  • Nixiness

    This is a great little pattern for bringing some life to bigger white spaces. Keeps the zentangle bright but not empty. Very versatile. I used this pattern as snowflakes on my christmas cards too.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Bunnie H.

    We are in the middle of winter as I write this and this beautiful design makes me think of the puffy white dandelion seeds that float lazily by in the heat of the summer.

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