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How to draw PALREVO

Zentangle pattern: Palrevo. 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.Here’s a very cool grid-based tangle pattern from Karry Heun who recently shared Sand Swirl with us.

Can you figure out how Palrevo came by its name? It wasn’t until I sat down to draw it that the penny dropped for me.

If you’ve been here with me for a while you’ll remember that grid-based tangles are my favorites and Palrevo is so interesting to do. I found balancing light and dark while filling in the random L-shapes quite an intriguing process. When you come to that step where you fill in those L-shapes or thicken some of your earlier strokes, you can also straighten up any wobbly strokes (who, me??) so it’s a pretty forgiving tangle. Shading adds great dimension.

Bonus: if you draw Palrevo on a very small scale it makes an interesting minimalist tangle when you stop after adding the alternating small squares in the corners. Although you don’t have much Palrevo. (Clue!)

Here are Karry’s step-by-step instructions for drawing Palrevo. Steps 2 and 3 are combined into one in the illustration but I think you get the idea.

How to draw PALREVO by Karry Heun

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And here is Karry’s whimsical Zentangle®-inspired piece adding color and featuring Palrevo and the official tangles BB and Mooka.

Karry Heun's ZIA featuring Palrevo

Check out the tag karryh for more of Karry’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

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