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How to draw SHEA

Zentangle pattern: SheA. 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.Welcome to another brand new week, another brand new Monday and another dee-lightful new tangle.

SheA is SO engaging to tangle, composed simply of the elemental C-curves and/or S curves – just wait until you give it a go! You’ll become hooked, I promise.

SheA is from Jeongja Kim, an advertising designer and an artist living in Seoul, South Korea. SheA is Jeongja’s first tangle on the site.

Here she introduces herself and explains how SheA came about, with a gorgeous ZIA example:

“In 2013, I was an advertising designer with 20 years of experience whose body and soul was tired due to my ever-increasing hectic schedule. I could no longer motivate myself at work and home. That was when I started drawing with pen and paper.

Since then, I have indulged myself in drawing as a hobby. One day, I realized that my drawings tended to have repetitive patterns. Someone even told me that these patterns were called ‘Zentangle®’ which eventually caught my attention 

SheA was a pattern that I used to draw, even when I knew nothing about Zentangle. It was also the name of a girl I often loved to draw.

"I think ~" ©2015 Jeongja Kim, used with permission. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Whenever I drew curved lines repetitively, I found peace of mind and lost track of time. I could not be happier and calmer. I managed to learn how to cope with depression and to control myself, all thanks to drawing.

It also helped me feel revitalized and motivated, and have a dream, however small it might seem.

Now, I am working hard on my drawings to make my dream come true.”

Jeongja’s “I think ~ is amazing, don’t you think??

As I noted at the outset, SheA is so engaging to tangle. Turning your tile this way and that, deciding where your sets of 4 curves are going. And once you get going you might find yourself aligning some with previous strokes so they look like they’re going under them. Or not – they don’t have to match because let’s face it, who’s going to know!? For my example I added some solid ink and some shading just for the fun of it and for a bit more dimension.

It’s versatile, it’s fun, and it produces rather wonderful results! Off the top of my head SheA‘s sibling tangles include Karry Heun’s Sand Swirl, Zentangle’s Scena, and JJ LaBarbera’s Verve.

Jeongja shares two ways to tangle SheA. In this first illustration of the step-by-step instructions she includes a gorgeous tile featuring SheA with Crescent Moon and some Fescu-y like tendrils. Lots of interesting bridging between tangles and also lots of movement going on in her tile.

How to draw the tangle pattern SheA, tangle and deconstruction by Jeongja Kim.

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In this second set of steps Jeongja demonstrates how to tangle SheA using a combination of C-curves and S-curves with examples that include Pokeleaf and some Tipple.

How to draw the tangle pattern SheA, tangle and deconstruction by Jeongja Kim.

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Check out the tag jeongjak for more of Jeongja’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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