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How to draw FLUX

Zentangle pattern: FluxFlux is one of the 102 original Zentangle®-original tangles and — at long last — Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas have published the instructions for drawing it.

Rick writes, “We taught flux from the very beginning of Zentangle. Maria learned the inspiration for this tangle at a calligraphy class she took about 25 years ago. And if memory serves (which it often does, albeit reluctantly), Maria was drawing this patterns on that magical day when I interrupted her in her studio which sparked this amazing Zentangle adventure.”

Rick and Maria each have their own versions of Flux, and as they point out it can also be drawn either “flat or layered in a hollibaugh-fashion” as well as the two versions.

Zentangle pattern: FluxWhile Maria’s version (used in my example above) is a classic non-objective pattern, Rick’s version (right) arose “When I began tangling flux, my shape smoothed out and became leaf-like.” But you will notice that he doesn’t draw plant-like “leaves on stems” which makes a literal (objective) drawing, he maintains the random non-objective character of Flux in true Zentangle fashion.

Whatever way you draw it Flux is a lovely, versatile tangle that will fit in anywhere you want it to go.

Maria illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Flux here in their recent newsletter. Be sure to check out Rick and Maria’s beautiful applications of Flux on manuscripts and in Zentangles while you’re there.

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Update December 12, 2017 – Project Pack #02. As part of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition, in this Day 2 video Molly tangles Flux along with Tipple.

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UPDATE December 3, 2018 – Project Pack #04. As part of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition series, in this Day 1 video starting at 5:49 Martha Huggins demonstrates how to tangle her version of Flux.

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UPDATE March 6, 2020 – Project Pack #8. As part of the Dancing in the Moonlight project pack, Martha and Molly tangle a whimsical garden on a black Apprentice tile using the new Sakura Moonlight Gelly Roll Pens:

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UPDATE April 17, 2020 – Project Pack #09. As part of the Spring has Sprung project pack, Maria joins her daughter Molly for the second preparation video. In this video, Maria demonstrates how to tangle Pokeleaf at 4:15, Pokeroot at 7:53, Rixty at 10:04, two versions of Flux at 14:30, Sampson at 19:19, Springkle at 22:36, and Verdigogh at 25:51.

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UPDATE April 21, 2020 – Project Pack #09. As part of the Spring has Sprung project pack Rick tangles his version of Flux, then inspired by a piece of malachite he adds auras radiating out to fill the right side section of the gray Zendala tile.

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Check out the tag zentangle for all of the Zentangle®-original tangles with online instructions.

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Zentangle Project Pack Summaries on TanglePatterns

For your convenience here are the links to all of my Zentangle Project Pack summaries to date:
  1. November 2017: Zentangle® Project Pack #01 Summary – Introducing Sakura’s White Gelly Roll Pens
  2. December 2017: Zentangle® Project Pack #02 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition - A Stroll Down Memory Lane
  3. June 2018: Zentangle® Project Pack #03 Summary – A Zentangle Ensemble
  4. December 2018: Zentangle® Project Pack #04 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition – Making a Zentangle Spinner
  5. April 2019: Zentangle® Project Pack #05 Summary – Zentangle Cartouches
  6. August 2019: Zentangle® Project Pack #06 Summary – No Mistakes
  7. December 2019: Zentangle® Project Pack #07 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2019 Edition – Light and Shade
  8. March 2020: Zentangle® Project Pack #08 Summary – Dancing in the Moonlight
  9. April 2020: Zentangle® Project Pack #09 Summary – Spring has Sprung
  10. Coming July 2020: Zentangle® Project Pack #10 Summary – The Legend of Zentangle

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