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How to draw PUFFF

Zentangle pattern: PufffWhat do you get when you blend the Zentangle®-original tangles Ahh and Fescu?

Pufff! (Hey, it’s a blentangle!)

As always, the simplest tangles are the most fun to play with and I think you’ll find Pufff just such a tangle pattern. It comes to us from the Cleveland-area Lakeland OH CZT, Judy Montgomery from the ninth (IX) training seminar. This is Judy’s first tangle on the site.

She writes,

I am a retired school librarian who didn’t consider herself an artist until I took a Zentangle® class from my friend, Ellen Darby. I attended my first class in March of 2012 and loved it so much I went to Rhode Island in August 2012 to become a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT)! What a thrill to be taught by the originators of Zentangle, Maria Thomas & Rick Roberts!

… I’m so grateful for all the people who share their tangles!

I’ve not created many myself and appreciate that with Zentangle, I don’t have to create my own to be successful.  

Pufff is a variation of a design I’ve been drawing for years and I also realize it is a variation of Fescu! Pufff is one you will play with and figure out how you like to draw it.

It pleases me when I draw some of the ‘branches’ behind the others.

Pufff‘s wavy Fescu “branches” are indeed fun to draw and as Judy notes, you will discover how you like to draw it including weaving some of the branches behind the others. For my example I added a blotch [technical term] of shading to anchor the motifs.

Judy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Pufff below and demonstrates it in a lovely, minimalist Zentangle.

How to draw PUFFF by CZT Judy Montgomery

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