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How to draw SLOWPOKE

Zentangle pattern: Slowpoke. 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.Who can resist a spirally tangle? Not me, that’s for sure.

Today’s Slowpoke tangle is from CZT Cris Letourneau. This month Cris has been writing a series of posts called Destress December. She writes that she’d been teaching …

a Zentangle class at my daughter’s school as part of their ‘de-stress December’ program. Their focus is on students as they are studying for final exams. But, really, who does not need a little less stress in December?

So, for the rest of the month, I’ll be posting some suggestions and activities to help you stress less this month.

A few days into her “program”, Cris had a particularly stressful travel experience of lost luggage and rushing around to catch connecting flights. Slowpoke is a product of this adventure. She writes,

“Today’s tangle was going to be hurry, but then I thought I we needed a slow-poke tangle.

Being unable to find one, I thought of using snail. But I left too large a space and so divided it into two, like I was doing meer. I love the result so much, and it is so fun to do.

So, drumroll please, I present to you: Slowpoke (or Meerly Snails).”

For my example of Slowpoke I simply added a little graphite shading at its outer edges for some dimension.

Cris illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Slowpoke here on her blog and details her stressful day. You can read more of Cris’s Destress December posts at this link.

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