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How to draw CLOUDFALL

Zentangle pattern: CloudfallHungarian tangler Lily Moon is back with her pretty Cloudfall tangle pattern. This is Lily’s third pattern on the site, her first two are Amphora and Lealad.

Lily has also contributed several strings to our resource and you can find them all by putting her name in the “Search TanglePatterns.com” box at the top right of any page (then pressing your Enter key).

Cloudfall is fun and easy to draw and makes a nice ribbon-type tangle. As with most ribbon or border tangles you can create an overall pattern by drawing rows of them adjacent to each other, perhaps even connecting them in some creative way.

Note that the curved auras added in Step 4 all connect to the same point on each spiral.

Lily illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Cloudfall here on her blog. Be sure to click on the steps image for the enlarged version to download. Lily features Cloudfall in a lovely Zentangle® with several Zentangle-original tangles you’ll recognize.

Update September 2019: There appears to be a technical issue with Lily’s blog so until it gets resolved here are Lily’s steps for your convenience. Kindly do not pin or post elsewhere.

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Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the steps images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs, or to link back to this page. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to these images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. They are for your personal offline reference only. Thank you for respecting these rights. Click the image for an article explaining what copyright means in plain English. “Always let your conscience be your guide.” ~ Jiminy Cricket

Check out the tag lilym for more of Lily’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

Related Links

  • Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  • A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle.
  • Un motif n’est pas toujours un tangle — Qu’est-ce qu’un tangle ?
  • Un diseño no es siempre un tangle — ¿Qué es un tangle?
  • How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns
  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
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