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How to draw VIADUCT

Zentangle pattern: ViaductCalifornia CZT Wayne Harlow is back with another cool tangle pattern he’s named Viaduct.

Viaduct is one of those tangles that really pops when it’s shaded as you will see in Wayne’s examples.

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Wayne writes,

This is a tangle that borders on merely being a variation or ‘tangleation’ of several already existing tangles but I feel like the finished product looks enough different to warrant new tangle status.

I find it to be easy to draw and fills space quickly and has quite a bit of dimensionality when it is finished … especially with shading.

I struggled a bit with the name but it kept making me think of the structural supports that I have seen on numerous occasions holding up a bridge or viaduct.

Several tanglers mentioned that Monday’s Tropicana reminded them of bridges so it looks like we’ve got a theme of “structural” patterns going so far this week.

Below Wayne shows us the step-by-step instructions for drawing Viaduct and includes it in a beautifully drawn Zentangle along with Chainlea and a grid-free Fiore.

How to draw VIADUCT by CZT Wayne Harlow

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5 comments to How to draw VIADUCT

  • Linda Farmer, CZT

    Recovered comments that were accidentally deleted:

    Jane Eileen – Fabulous!

    Lynne Schmitt – Love this one!

    Sharon Carder – Very cool, Wayne! Love your tile also.

    Dena Weeks – I love the shading and dimensions. It seems to dive into the tile. This is my new “GO TO” tangle

    Jennifer Hohensteiner – Awesome pattern – again! Wayne’s patterns have a distinct style – three dimensional and solid. I can’t help but think of them as more “masculine” – an influence the woman-dominated Zentangle art world can really use. (I hope this observation is not offensive to Wayne or anyone else.) It’s fun to have so many different styles to choose from, anyway – whether masculine, feminine, mineral, animal or vegetable…

    Pumpy – Great thanks.

  • Barbara Brandl

    I am a a recent subscriber and I am so very impressed!! I was intrigued since the first time I saw that pattern.

  • savannah

    love this pattern!!!

  • Cheri

    Very nice. Love the shading. It really does add so much.

  • Sheree

    Love it! Thank you for sharing the step-out.

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