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How to draw GINILI

Zentangle pattern: Ginili. Image © Linda Farmer and ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.The pretty Ginili (“sounds like Ginny Lee“) is the name of our new tangle from Randi Wynne-Parry who recently shared her B-Twixt tangle with us. Randi was scheduled to become a CZT in April but an unfortunate accident waylaid her plans until next month’s seminars.

Ginili is a great exercise in the Zentangle® technique of rounding. I love how you can “sculpt” shapes with the Sakura 01 Micron as it does with the rounding in this tangle. This is another tangle that looks complex but develops simply and is so absorbing and fun to draw.

Randi explains how she came up with Ginili, some suggestions for ways to vary it and the origins of its name.

The pattern was inspired by my desire for something that builds upon a center and grows organically in any direction to fill odd spaces. The individual designs are like the petals of a flower.

As you draw this, I started with three ‘petals’ – I think they look better when there’s a gap between them all because the design grows by starting the next petal from the intersection/gap between the two other petals. When the design gets larger, there appear to be more than one ‘intersection’ along the outer edges – so that’s when I use one intersection to start the new petal and the other intersection to complete it. All the petals are done in random shapes — they can be multi-lobed or just single lobes (i.e. arcs).

While I didn’t provide any variations, the possibilities are there to change the end of each finger within the petals — like instead of rounding the ends, they could be pointed, or concave, or concave and pointed inwards (I’m sure there’s a name for that like the end of a ribbon when you fold it and cut it at an angle to get two points).

I am caregiving for a friend, an LPGA pro, who is in hospice for cancer. She has friends who want to visit while she’s still able to respond and one friend came and brought her mother, Virginia. Virginia and I visited and I showed her my Zentangle notebooks and finished works and we both had in common a love of art and flowers — she does floral designing and I spent years working in a greenhouse. She was very inspired by the Zentangle method and was excited to learn more. She was so excited about it all that she asked me to design a tangle for her. So that’s kind of where the name came from — her nick name is Ginny Lee — but I used Ginili so it wouldn’t be so obviously someone’s name. Because this tangle is floral like – I gave it Ginny’s name.

Randi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Ginili below and shows how pretty Ginili looks in a monotangle.

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Here in two lovely Zentangle tiles, Randi uses Ginili as a focal point together with several Zentangle-original tangles.


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