How to sign up for a free subscription - never miss a tangle!
What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All contents of this website are Copyright © 2010 - 2021 Linda Farmer, TanglePatterns.com, and artists where named. Copying content in any form other than for your own personal offline reference and inspiration is expressly prohibited. No content may be reproduced, pinned or republished without express written permission. Commercial use of any content is prohibited. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Artists for Respect
Your support helps keep TanglePatterns available!

RANDOM SELECTOR

Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings: simply pop in any number in the range of 1 to 250.

ARCHIVES

How to draw STARSKY

Zentangle pattern: Starksy. 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.I appear to be on a bit of a “star” theme lately and along that line is this cool Starsky tangle from Pittsburgh CZT Sue Schneider.

Sue has previously shared her Flutter Net and Achy-Breaky tangles with us.

She describes her Starsky tangle,

While exploring pentagons, I came up with Starsky. Simple to construct, based on slightly curved lines inside the pentagon shape.

I especially like the way they can connect to one another by sharing one or two sides, growing outward from the initial pentagon, in a rather wonky way.

And there’s room for different fill patterns; and nesting one star within another.

Just as an aside and for the artist within me, I like the way this pattern can illustrate the concept of different fills having different tonal values: black, white, parallel lines for a mid-tone.

Starksy is kind of like building a jigsaw puzzle except these puzzle pieces are all flat sided.

Sue’s steps show a simple way to create 5-pointed stars within the structure of a pentagon. Starsky grows outwards with additional pentagons emerging along the sides of the previous ones and it’s fun turning your tile and growing the tangle in all directions. As Sue notes, there’s loads of potential for a variety of fills including nested stars. Each seems to have a personality of its own.

Sue illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Starsky below and she also demonstrates how to use it in a ribbon or border-style tangle together with some interesting fill variations.

Zentangle pattern: Starsky by CZT Sue Schneider

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the steps images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs, or to link back to this page. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to these images and they must not be publicly pinned, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. For more information, click on the image for the article “Copyrights and your blog.”

As you enjoy any of the tangles on the site, please leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours.

Check out the tag sues for more of Sue’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

And stay tuned for another star-themed tangle coming up on Friday …

.oOo.

Enhance your Zentangle experience while supporting TanglePatterns:

CURRENT EDITION! TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2021 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2021 Edition

The 10th Edition of the TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE is an instant-download 90-page interactive digital eBook containing 1,500+ tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2020. It's a great resource and a must-have digital tool for using the site. Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page and help keep TanglePatterns.com online by getting your copy now!

"Linda, Thank you! I was relying on too few and getting stuck after 3 years of daily working with Zentangle. This has inspired me to ‘begin again’ with renewed excitement." ~ Barbara R.

See the BOOK REVIEWS page for more details on its features and view a sample page. Note: this is a digital product you download when you place your order, nothing will be physically mailed to you.
GIFT ORDERS FOR ANOTHER PERSON: To give the TANGLE GUIDE as a gift, visit this page to place your gift order.
If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.

Zentangle Primer Volume 1 This is the only Zentangle book you'll ever need: the fabulous Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®. Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
NEW! Now available in KINDLE format for $9.99.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H

.oOo.

.

4 comments to How to draw STARSKY

  • Mary D'Angelo

    Sue’s tangles are always exciting and fun to play with! She is a wonderful, creative teacher who includes concepts like balancing the density/airiness of patterns and light to dark values. I can’t wait to try this one! Mary D’Angelo

  • Both versions look interesting and nice to use, thank you for sharing.

  • Suzanne

    When I first looked at this I thought “Meh” but then I stared playing with it and its a LOT of fun!! I shouldn’t have judged before I tried it, so thanks to Sue (and Linda) for sharing. This is a good one.

  • Sue Schneider,CZT

    Thanks for the friendly comments. Suzanne, it just goes to show that it’s worth the effort to explore, even patterns that don’t initially inspire. I’m teaching this tonight at a class “Star Light, Star Bright”–along with other star-like patterns: Stella, Ahh!, and Gneiss. A fun take on seasonal inspiration.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  

  

  

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.