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How to draw ON TARGET

Zentangle pattern: On TargetAre we all On Target for the holidays? 😉

This very cool tangle pattern is shared by California tangler Barbara Finwall who recently shared the popular Gnarly with us. On Target reminds me a little of Sue Zanker’s Gord, and also Barbara’s Zonked as they all have an appealing Op Art look to them.

Barbara was visiting a friend and admired a vase created by her friend’s daughter, Valerie. Barbara asked and received permission to use this photo of the wonderful vase inspiring Barbara’s On Target.

The vase inspiring the On Target Zentangle pattern

On Target is a very simple tangle and I particularly enjoyed the challenge of coloring the solid black areas … and getting them right! I found it helped to first do the alternating solid inner squares on the entire grid  and then work outwards from there on each square. It gives such a great effect in a larger area as you’ll appreciate below in Barbara’s Zentangle®. Remember that you can always “warp” your grid too.

Barbara illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing On Target below and features it as a bold centerpiece in a very striking Zentangle. Enjoy!

How to draw the Zentangle pattern: On Target

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