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How to draw CREAMY

Zentangle pattern: Creamy. 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.Happy February! Praying for warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere where it’s been brutally cold, and cooler for our tangling friends in the Southern Hemisphere where it’s been scorching hot.

If only we could share!

Today I have another fun grid-based tangle for you to explore. It might look complicated but it’s really very easy, and not unlike the Zentangle®-original Bales in some ways (grid with rice shapes), but fancier.

Creamy is from CZT Katia Parrett and it’s her first on the site. Creamy has lots of possibilities and options for shading, inking, and so on. Possibly even wonky grids. Here’s one of Katia’s pretty sample tiles:

Katia introduces herself and her tangle:

Hello! I am Katia Parrett CZT29 from Brazil, living in Somerset, Kentucky.

I am very excited creating my first tangle. I named it Creamy because I have a moisturizing tube from Brazil and I noticed the design on it.

I started to draw it and then I realized that it can have many variations as a grid (my favorite), blossom and border and it could be a fragment also.

For me it seems like drawing Paradox, one stroke at a time and it is good for focus.

We can shade in different ways, put some drama inking some areas, I really love that.

I hope everyone can enjoy and relax drawing this tangle.

Katia illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Creamy below where she features it in three monotangle tiles showing several possible ways to vary her tangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Creamy, tangle and deconstruction by Katia Parrett. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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