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How to draw FIRECRACKER

Zentangle pattern: Firecracker. 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.Happy Monday to you! In these quieter days of Summer I’ve been enjoying taking trips through “the archives” for Zentangle® tangles that have been left behind for one reason or another in the ongoing emergence of new tangles.

Firecracker from CZT Suzanne McNeill is among the ones I came across and thoroughly enjoyed for its utter simplicity.

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Published in her prolific booklet series, Firecracker appears in Zentangle 7: Inspiring Circles, Zendalas & Shapes. For those of you interested in expanding your creativity into the realm of Zendalas, this booklet has a whole range of ideas you might like to try. And for $8.99, it won’t break your bank to explore them.

Rarely (if ever) does Suzanne add shading to any of her tangles, but in this case I added a bit “in the valleys” of my example to give it some dimension. Firecracker is based on a simple channel grid and fills a section of your Zentangle® tile very easily.

Suzanne illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Firecracker (link removed) on her blog.

UPDATE: Early in the Summer of 2014 Suzanne McNeill’s blog domain registration expired and all the posts and images were lost. Many of her patterns on TanglePatterns can quite easily be figured out. For those that might be a little more difficult, Fox Chapel Publishing (who hold the copyright) and Suzanne have graciously given me permission to post her copyright-protected images on TanglePatterns for your convenience.

Zentangle pattern: Firecracker. © Suzanne McNeill and Fox Chapel Publishing. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing IN ANY FORM including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. These images are for your personal offline reference only. Please feel free to refer to the images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. (Small side note: if you look at the legalese in Pinterest, you are legally responsible for obtaining permission to post every photo that gets ‘Pinned’. Giving credit or sharing the source link doesn’t count.) 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

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Check out the tag suzannem for more of Suzanne’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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