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How to draw STARCROSSED

Zentangle pattern: Starcrossed. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. 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.Recently she shared her Whalestail tangle with us and today fantasy fiction writer Jenna Black is back with another fun tangle.

Starcrossed is a tangle Jenna “stumbled on“.

She writes that Starcrossed reminds her “of a cross between Arukas and Mr. E, with a little Hollibaugh thrown in …

This pattern happened rather by accident as I was trying to come up with a new idea for a background fill. (I’ll have to go back to the drawing board on that one!)

The ‘arms’ can be a variety of shapes, and I love how the overlaps cause negative space that can be used as strings. The pattern also allows for all sorts of interesting shading practice.”

Although my example above doesn’t show it, in Jenna’s examples below you can see how Starcrossed is layered and a variety of fills and curves in the “arms” make for lots of interesting possibilities. Shading gives an embossed look to those Starcrossed arms.

Jenna illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Starcrossed and complements it with a few Zentangle®-original bits.

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