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How to draw TORSDAG

Zentangle pattern: Torsdag. 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.Heidi Whitney’s Torsdag tangle is a nice one to start our our tangling week with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Friday as it has a Celtic influence.

Heidi (she goes by HeidiSue in the online challenges she participates in) shared her Hitched tangle with us a while back. Heidi and CZT David Hunter started a monthly tangling group in Salt Lake City UT, and she was looking forward to introducing Torsdag to their group meeting yesterday.

Heidi says Torsdag was inspired by “some Norwegian/Celtic pictures I saw on Facebook.

I call it Torsdag, because it was a wooden statue of Thor that I saw, which really got me going.

I haven’t been able to find that exact same statue, but a similar picture is on my blog. …

Torsdag … is Norwegian for Thursday hahahaha! Which means Thor’s Day, right?

torsdag-parallelsTorsdag is a pretty geometric ribbon-style tangle that’s easy to draw in just 3 steps and it’s so easy to embellish too. For my example I simply added a bit of graphite to the fret shapes along with some tiny orbs here and there. (I seem to have a “thing” about putting an orb “stopper” on the sharp ends of a stroke.) You will want to pay attention to the relationship of the parallels to each other in Heidi’s Step 2 (as I’ve tried to show with the green lines here the right) so that everything comes together harmoniously.

Heidi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Torsdag here on her blog and demonstrates several ways to vary and expand it outwards.

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