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How to draw QUASAHNT

Zentangle pattern: QuaSahnt. 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.A new tangler and fellow Floridian Heidi Kay joins us today to share her QuaSahnt tangle, her first on the site.

Heidi explained in her email that QuaSahnt was inspired by the Zentangle®-original tangle Bunzo but when I first looked at her examples QuaSahnt felt very familiar to me in still another way and I couldn’t quite put my finger on why.

A day or two later I woke up in the middle of the night thinking “Bijou” !

QuaSahnt is clearly different without a Printemps center. (And the antennae.)

Heidi introduces herself and explains how QuaSahnt came about:

“I just had my three month tangle-versary, and have been on a full throttle journey of discovery. I will attend CZT33 in March and it can’t come soon enough.

My journey has been very meaningful as I discovered Zentangle by going through my mother’s art studio after her death. She was a Master Quilter and had bought a couple books for Quilting Inspiration. She was always looking for me to find my own artistic muse and since the day I picked up her books, Zentangle has found me enchanted by its power.

About the tangle. It fell out of my pen while I was doing a Bunzo tile and I thought it was cute so I decided to pull it out on its own.

There are no rules on where to put the elements. I like starting in the center and then putting a new one with the end on the center of the back of the previous one, but eventually you can’t do that any more so I sprinkle them around.

They are also cute drawn more bent and as such they look even more like the actual croissants. And of course they don’t have to be colored in either.”

I found QuaSahnt to be more challenging than it first appears, at least to get a representation to my satisfaction. My brain struggled to get a nice composition for the space I have to work with. I agree with Heidi that subtle curves and their angling makes a difference in how this looks, it also helps to curve the overall shape a bit.

Heidi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing QuaSahnt below.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern QuaSahnt, tangle and deconstruction by Heidi Kay. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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This illustration shows how QuaSahnt works as a ribbon-style tangle or a fragment.

Heidi includes these two alternate methods of tangling QuaSahnt — using a scalloped baseline Sanibelle-like, or starting in the center and working outwards much like the orbs of Purk are added. The last image demonstrates how each QuaSahnt roughly fits into a triangle shape.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern QuaSahnt, tangle and deconstruction by Heidi Kay. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Heidi’s Zendala featuring QuaSahnt

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