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How to draw RINGZ

Zentangle pattern: Ringz. 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.Happy Monday to you, once again! {WHERE did June go?}

Today West Hartford CT CZT Laura Marks shares her lovely Ringz tangle with us and it’s her first on the site.

Laura writes that she was drawing on her day planner recently and Ringz just appeared.

According to Laura’s page in the CZT directory,

I hold a degree in fine arts and a Master’s degree in counseling but hadn’t drawn in years since my children were born. I happened to go on a women’s retreat a few years ago and one member shared her small Zentangle® tile with the group. My eyes zeroed in on the small intricate black and white images and I was hooked from then on.

Since that day, I draw daily, take classes and meet with fellow Zentangle artists on a regular basis. I feel like the Zentangle Method of drawing blends my two interests, art and healing, in the best way I could imagine.

I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher in April, 2016 so I may share my experience and knowledge with others. I love showing people that anyone can be an artist and there are no mistakes in Zentangle – only opportunities.

Ringz is very easy to tangle, especially at Step 3 if you repeat the mantra “outside-inside” (or “inside-outside” if you prefer) and it comes to life with the sparkle tangle enhancer. I attempted to add shading to my example but my tortillion had picked up some wet ink and I ended up doing some Photoshop surgery to fix the mess that created. Note to self: don’t use tortillions when they’re past their due date.

Laura illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Ringz below and she demonstrates it in a lovely, simple monotangle with a touch of shading to make Ringz appear as if it’s floating over the tile.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Ringz, tangle and deconstruction by Laura Marks. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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