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How to draw PODZ

Zentangle pattern: PodzThis pretty tangle pattern, Podz, is from North Carolina CZT Nancy Newlin who writes,

I have a native plant in my yard called various names including Strawberry bush and ‘hearts-a-bustin’-with-love’  (Euonymus americanus).

In the fall, the green pods turn red and burst open. Small red fruits drop from their capsule leaving a bright red pod with five sections, the inspiration for this tangle.

Euonymus americanus

Image courtesy of photographer Carolyn Fannon and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

I found the above image on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website and Nancy sent along this one of the fully open red pod from her garden.

Open red pod

Photo courtesy of CZT Nancy Newlin

“As I experimented with Podz, I discovered some variations (tangleations) and others certainly are possible.

I thought that drawing a five-sided tangle would be hard to do in a consistent fashion, but some randomness and differences in section length and placement make it more interesting.

Nancy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Podz below and also provides some suggestions of variations for her tangle.

How to draw PODZ by CZT Nancy Newlin

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Here are some Podz variations for you to try …

Podz variations by CZT Nancy Newlin

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