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How to draw JJ

Zentangle pattern: JJ. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.comMay 1st. Egad! Is it just me or is 2015 flying by???

Today’s pretty grid-based tangle JJ is from Ramsey, New Jersey CZT Joy Taylor and it’s her first on the site.

Ramsey “is a suburb of New York City, located 26 miles (42 km) northwest of Midtown Manhattan” according to Wikipedia. Wow, so close to The Big Apple and everything it has to offer … I’m salivating …

Joy’s tangle pattern is a little like CZT Nancy Pinke’s Facets and a little like Magda Wellens’s Graancirkel.

Joy writes, “This is a very easy grid pattern that can be changed just by repositioning the diagonal. Shading into the corners where the lines converge gives the pattern a feeling of depth.”

In order to get the stroke in Step 1 divided into thirds in Step 2, I found it helpful to put two pen dots along the line and aim for those. FWIW.

Joy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing JJ below with examples of a couple of variations:

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