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How to draw MINTEA

Zentangle pattern: Mintea. 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.Mintea is a delicate and pretty new tangle from Indian CZT Vandana Krishna, and it’s her first on the site.

Vandana, one of 21 CZTs in India, introduces herself:

I come from Bengaluru, the capital city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

I have been practicing Zentangle® art for the past 4 years and I became a CZT in 2017 graduating from Class #29.

It has been a great journey learning and teaching Zentangle!

This is Vandana’s lovely tile featuring her tangle on a large scale.

Vandana was enjoying a cup of green tea, Typhoo’s Moroccan Mint, and was attracted to the design on the tea’s packaging.

typhoo-moroccan-mint-tea-box-inspiration

The pattern is a simple one placed in a nice grid format…. The tangler in me immediately started deconstructing it!!

So here’s presenting MINTEA (MINT+TEA).

The pattern can be used as a single-strand or mirroring double-strand border or even as organically growing individual elements as demonstrated in my example.

As you’ll observe, Vandana didn’t duplicate the packaging’s pattern exactly, she adapted it in such a nice way for us to enjoy.

Vandana illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Mintea below where she features it in three pretty tiles showing a variety of ways you could use Mintea in your Zentangles. The  duotangle tile at the bottom shows Mintea as a pretty cluster of individual elements together with the Zentangle-original Florz.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Mintea, tangle and deconstruction by Vandana Krishna. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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, altered, reproduced or republished. They are for your personal offline reference only. Thank you for respecting these rights. For more information, click on the image for a discussion entitled “Artists for Respect” by several prominent artists. “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” ~ C.S. Lewis

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You can learn more about Vandana — “An engineer by qualification and an artist by passion” — here and visit her website here.

Check out the tag vandanak for more of Vandana’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

Related Links

  • Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  • A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle.
  • Un motif n’est pas toujours un tangle — Qu’est-ce qu’un tangle ?
  • Un diseño no es siempre un tangle — ¿Qué es un tangle?
  • How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns
  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
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