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How to draw XMAS-RED

Zentangle pattern: Xmas-redRecently Taiwan CZT Lin Chiu shared her lovely Flovine tangle with us and today she’s back with the very seasonal Xmas-red. I’ve been saving this one for today.

Lin writes, “This pattern inspiration comes from poinsettias. In Taiwan, in the Chinese language poinsettias are called ‘Xmas-red’.

Weihnachtsstern - groß.jpg

“Weihnachtsstern – groß” by André Karwath aka Aka – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

Whether Lin’s tangle pattern reminds you of holly or poinsettias, Xmas-red is a winner this special time of the year. Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) have a really interesting history and I learned a lot I didn’t know about them, check out this Wikipedia link.

Lin illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Xmas-red here and she also suggests many different ways for you to explore this simple iconic Christmas holly-or-poinsettia motif in her lovely Zentangle® examples.

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Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing pattern deconstructions in any form is prohibited under law without express permission of the copyright owner. For more information, click on the image for a discussion entitled “Artists for Respect” by several prominent artists.

Check out the tag linc for more of Lin’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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