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How to draw ASGARD

Zentangle pattern: Asgard. 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.Today’s easy Monday tangle results from a recent scroll through my tangle submission archives. Asgard is by Janice Johnson of Kansas City, KS, and it’s her first tangle on the site.

Janice writes,

After I retired I decided to revisit doodling, something I had done eons ago. While looking at different artists on the internet, I stumbled across something called Zentangle®. After watching the few videos by Rick and Maria I did more research and found your website. This was in February 2013 and I haven’t looked back since.

This method has given me a whole new way to look at the world around me and see the patterns everywhere.

While watching the movie ‘Thor’ I saw this pattern in the wall in one of the scenes and thought, that would be a neat Zentangle design. My daughter suggested I call it Asgard.

Not familiar with the movie, I did a little research on IMDB.

“The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.”

As is usually the case, Wikipedia informs us more about Asgard:

“In Norse religion, Asgard is one of the Nine Worlds and home to the Æsir tribe of gods. … Odin and his wife, Frigg, are the rulers of Asgard. …

One of Asgard’s well known locations is Valhalla, in which Odin rules.”

And this about Valhalla from a Norse Mythology website

“Valhalla is the hall where the god Odin houses the dead whom he deems worthy of dwelling with him. “

Zentangle pattern: Asgard. 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.All righty then …

Janice demonstrates Asgard as a ribbon-style tangle but I used a grid for my example with a solid ink variation. Lots of embellishments are possible with this one, here I used simple auras.

Janice illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Asgard below and features it in a duotangle with “drop shadows” and the Zentangle®-original Rixty.

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