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How to draw ING

Zentangle pattern: INGING is a new Zentangle-original tangle created by Zentangle®’s own Molly Hollibaugh, CZT and Product Manager, and introduced at the two most recent CZT seminars (14 & 15) in June 2014.

Molly was in Miami, Florida to participate in a marathon and spotted a metal sculpture on the campus of the Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation ING.

“ING is an abbreviation for Internationale Nederlanden Groep (English: International Netherlands Group).” In 2013, ING spun off its ING U.S. subsidiary and rebranded it as Voya Financial. No more cute little lion.

The helix-based sculpture Molly saw begged to be deconstructed so it could be drawn as a tangle, and “After a lot of exploration and experimentation“, she came up with the four simple steps for drawing ING.

ING is a tangle that’s simply full of possibilities. It can be drawn very narrow, or very wide and then filled with all kinds of embellishments including other tangles. As Maria writes with the instructions, like the Zentangle-original tangle TripoliING is “a basis for MANY tangleations“.

Maria illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing ING here in the latest Zentangle newsletter that includes a variety of wonderful Zentangles by Molly, Maria and Rick demonstrating different ways of playing with this fun new tangle. You’ll also see a photo of the metal sculpture that inspired Molly.

UPDATE September 14, 2014 – CZT Margaret Bremner demonstrates how to tangle a curvy version of INGCurv-ING.

UPDATE December 7, 2018 – Project Pack #04. As part of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition series, in this Day 5 video at 06:02 Maria demonstrates how to tangle Molly’s ING.

Maria suggests an easy way to keep your stroke sequence “straight” is to say to yourself “point to line, point to line” and before you know it, you’ve ING‘d.

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UPDATE September 24, 2020 – Project Pack #11. As part of the Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun! project pack, Molly and Martha use ING as a reticulum on the new Phi tiles and each fills their tile with a different fragment.

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UPDATE February 3, 2021 – Molly writes a blog post today describing ING‘s TangleRootZ.

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UPDATE April 01, 2021 – Project Pack #13. As part of the Layers & Transitions project pack, Rick tangles ING using a Clear Glaze Jelly Roll pen on a white Phi tile and adds Crescent Moon with a Micron 01..

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Check out the tags mollyh and zentangle for more Zentangle-original tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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Zentangle Project Pack Summaries on TanglePatterns

For your convenience here are the links to all of my Zentangle Project Pack summaries:
  1. November 2017: Introducing Sakura’s White Gelly Roll Pens
  2. December 2017: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition - A Stroll Down Memory Lane
  3. June 2018: A Zentangle Ensemble
  4. December 2018: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition – Making a Zentangle Spinner
  5. April 2019: Zentangle Cartouches
  6. August 2019: No Mistakes
  7. December 2019: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2019 Edition – Light and Shade
  8. March 2020: Dancing in the Moonlight
  9. April 2020: Spring has Sprung
  10. July 2020: The Legend of Zentangle
  11. September 2020: Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!
  12. December 2020: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2020 Edition - Zentangle Renaissance
  13. April 2021: Layers and Transitions
  14. May 2021: Accessing the Artist Within
  15. September 2021: Alphaborders, Letter Forms, Alphabets and the Birth of Zentangle
These are the links to my Zentangle Apprentice Project Pack summaries:
  1. January - February 2021: The Basics of the Zentangle Method
NOTE: You can always find the Project Pack Summaries by clicking on PROJECT PACKS on the pink alphabetic tangle menu bar. OR by looking in the left sidebar under TANGLES BY TYPE for the tag projectpack. OR on the ZENTANGLE PROJECT PACKS page on the ZENTANGLES tab on the top menu bar of any page on the site.

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  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
  • Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  • A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle. TIP: a tangle NEVER starts with pencil planning.
  • How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns
  • For lots of great FREE tutorials on TanglePatterns, click on the TUTORIALS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page
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