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How to draw SCENA

Zentangle pattern: Scena. 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.Bonus tangle today!

I already had a tangle planned for today and it’s still coming up shortly in another post so stay tuned a little later in the day for that one.

However, meanwhile in yesterday’s segment of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition, Maria demonstrates how to tangle the Zentangle-original tangle Scena. So of course I had to make sure it’s included on TanglePatterns.

Scena is one of the 102 original tangles but has not been “published” until now. Oddly enough I referred to Scena very recently in the Irradial tangle discussion and here it turns up again, with visual instructions this time.

As part of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition, in this Day 11 video (21:27), first Molly prepares some 3Z Zentangle tiles by gluing them together to form a star. She creates a 6-pointed star using two White 3Z tiles, and then a 9-pointed star using three Black 3Z tiles.

After Molly’s stars are prepared, Maria tangles the 6-pointed White star with a Black Micron PN pen using Auraknot to create a frame into which she adds Pokeleaf inside the triangles. She then adds Scena in the center and finishes the star with some Gold Gelly Roll accents.

UPDATE December 13, 2018 – Project Pack #04. As part of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition series, in this Day 11 video starting at 1:54 Maria demonstrates how to tangle Scena.

Day 11‘s video includes Knightsbridge, Scena, Purk, and Betweed.

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UPDATE December 8, 2019 – Project Pack #07. As part of the Twelve Days of Christmas, 2019 Edition project pack series, in this video starting at 15:53, Molly demonstrates her way of tangling Scena.

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UPDATE July 21, 2020 – Project Pack #10. As part of The Legend of Zentangle project pack series, Molly tangles Scena starting at 08:53 in this video.

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Zentangle Project Pack Summaries on TanglePatterns

For your convenience here are the links to all of my Zentangle Project Pack summaries to date:

  1. November 2017: Introducing Sakura’s White Gelly Roll Pens
  2. December 2017: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition - A Stroll Down Memory Lane
  3. June 2018: A Zentangle Ensemble
  4. December 2018: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition – Making a Zentangle Spinner
  5. April 2019: Zentangle Cartouches
  6. August 2019: No Mistakes
  7. December 2019: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2019 Edition – Light and Shade
  8. March 2020: Dancing in the Moonlight
  9. April 2020: Spring has Sprung
  10. July 2020: The Legend of Zentangle
  11. September 2020: Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!
  12. December 2020: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2020 Edition - Zentangle Renaissance
These are the links to my Zentangle Apprentice Project Pack summaries to date:
  1. January - February 2021: The basics of the Zentangle Method

NOTE: You can always find the Project Pack Summaries by looking under ZENTANGLES on the top menu bar for the ZENTANGLE PROJECT PACKS page. OR by looking in the left sidebar under TANGLES BY TYPE for the tag projectpack.

Related Links

  • Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  • A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle.
  • Un motif n’est pas toujours un tangle — Qu’est-ce qu’un tangle ?
  • Un diseño no es siempre un tangle — ¿Qué es un tangle?
  • How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns
  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
  • For lots of great FREE tutorials on TanglePatterns, click on the TUTORIALS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page
  • Looking for tangles by Artist or Type? For details visit the ABOUT > HOW TO FIND TANGLES BY ARTIST OR TYPE page on the top menu bar of any page on the site.
  • Strings! Have we got STRINGS! Click on the STRINGS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page for 250 different (free) Zentangle-starters. More than enough for any lifetime!
  • What is a Zentangle? — if you are new to the Zentangle Method, start here for the fundamentals

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9 comments to How to draw SCENA

  • Maria

    Thank you Rick & Maria – I agree that this is a meditative tool. I’m sleeping better, too. And I enjoy going back to see my work. I had dropped zentangling for several years and now I’m back. This is something that is my very own creation and it is easily done. Again thank you.

  • Donna F

    So happy to find these here! Molly did Scena in one of the Project Pack 10 lessons, and I knew it had shown up before… somewhere. I love how Scena looks when other people do it, but mine is just not good.

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Thanks Donna, I’ve added it to this page. My original thought was that Maria’s version was sufficient but with your prompt I’ve added Molly’s version 🙂

  • Donna F

    I’m frustrated because the one Maria did in that Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition, video is the one that I like the best. That one seems different from the others. I can (more or less) do it and think it looks okay when I follow the different method in those other videos, but I cannot do that first one.

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      I think our frustration might be because we aren’t Maria with her 60-or-so years of calligraphic experience. And every time you tangle it will be different because of the different shape of string section. So our individual dexterity and experience combined with the shape it’s being tangled in will give different results. My 2 cents 😉

  • Donna

    Thank you for saying that, Linda. That’s it exactly. Maria (and others) have put in time and acquired skill and ability that I simply do not have. I need to hear that and give myself a break from expectations.

    Reading this it might come across as “negative,” but I don’t mean it in a negative, “giving up” kind of way. Trying to work around physical issues (thumb pain, etc.) I’ll just do what I can. I’m definitely not going to be able to cram Maria’s lifetime of using pens into what time I do have.

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