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How to draw SUTYGAL

Zentangle pattern: SutygalThe lovely Sutygal is a tangle deconstructed by Jenny Lundak from a photograph of some tiles taken by her friend Susan while visiting Portugal. Thus the name Sutygal.

Though it appears complex-looking, Sutygal is very simple to construct. It’s composed of a simple series of curved strokes placed within a grid.

This is Jenny’s first tangle on the site and here she tells us a bit about herself,

I live on South Padre Island in Texas, which we love for the windsurfing, kite buggying, paddleboarding and kayaking. I retired a year ago and have just unleashed my creativity. I started learning to Zentangle early in retirement when a friend showed me how, while I was sick. I spent three days practicing and learning tangles as I recovered. Ever since I have been tangling on pottery, fabric and, of course, paper. Susan is the friend that introduced me to Zentangle and when she went to Portugal she posted a picture of the tile, below.

Susan's tile inspiring Sutygal

I challenged her and another friend to come up with tangles based on the tile. It is so intricate, I thought we could come up with about 10 different tangles inspired by it. I said I would make one called Sutygal for Susan’s tile from Portugal, and so I did, and you have it. I am waiting for them to make their tangles….

Jenny illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Sutygal below along with several ways to vary her tangle.

Zentangle pattern: Sutygal

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Jenny also shared two pieces of her pottery with us. The first is Sutygal used as a border on on a cup.

Jenny Lundak's pottery featuring Sutygal

The second piece features the lovely Girlande tangle by Simone Bischoff. Pretty glaze too!

Jenny Lundak's pottery featuring Girlande

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