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How to draw 8 DOUBLE C

Zentangle pattern: 8 Double C. 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.New Jersey CZT Liza Kostic is back today with her 8 Double C tangle.

Liza recently shared her Leading Heart tangle with us.

This pattern was inspired by a picture I came across as I was, as my kids like to call it, “shopping for patterns” on the internet.

Normally, my tangling styles involves using one tangle as the “String” and filling its empty spaces with other tangles. I think of this process as “entangling” and the end result as “entangled”. I am also drawn to grid tangles and symmetry.

Due to arthritis in my hands, I find it difficult to draw small details on a 3.5 inch tile so I tend to draw mostly monotangles or duotangles, and occasionally a tri-tangle. I also tend to “borrow” elements of tangles if that element fits into a space I want to fill. I call these elements “Zen-bits”. I am not sure if the use of those bits would be considered, technically, a tangleation.

The tangle gets it name from husband Andy. As he has always been my most staunch supporter, I gave him the honor of picking a name.

This is Liza’s Zentangle tile featuring 8 Double C where she’s filled its spaces with Zen-bits of other tangles as she described above, using it as the tile’s string.

My example of 8 Double C is somewhat different from Liza’s tangle. I got as far as Step 3 and didn’t have room to add Step 4. Then as I was contemplating what I’d done so far, I felt compelled to fill in the background C’s. It’s strangely interesting ….

Liza illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing 8 Double C below.

Zentangle pattern: 8 Double C. How to draw the Zentangle pattern 8 Double C, tangle and deconstruction by CZT Liza Kostic. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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