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How to draw TUNNELVIZION

Zentangle pattern: TunnelVizion. 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.It’s April 1st and we have a super fun and easy tangle to start out our week and our new month, I think you’ll have a good time with this one.

TunnelVizion is from NY CZT Jody Genovese who started us out last month with her lovely Anthem tangle.

Jody writes,

I was traveling with a friend last fall and we had a little misadventure. I made her a mixed media journal and amongst other things someone decided to relieve us of some of our belongings including the journal. I’m finally getting to making her another one and this pattern literally flashed before my eyes yesterday name and all.

I’m calling it TunnelVizion and it comes with a bonus. These are what I imagine the little fellas look like if they escape the tunnels. They make fun connectors.

The tunnels can be drawn in random shapes and directions as well as placement of the orbs.

I also recommend giving movement to the ‘semi’ auras to make it look like the critters are facing different directions inside the tunnels.

The “little fellas” of TunnelVizion are what we call orbs in Zentangle, sometimes referred to as “black pearlz” when filled in except for the white highlight. Because good food is almost always on my mind, I also think of these as black olives — see Jody’s XLnt which also begins with orbs/black pearlz/black olives. In the case of TunnelVizion the orb is surrounded by an aura and then the auras continue out to fill each “tunnel”.

TunnelVizion reminds me of Livia Chua’s Lily-eyes and Suzanne McNeill’s Track Lighting — they too give the impression of eyes looking in all directions. For some reason CZT Shawyn Hayden’s Mr. E comes to mind too although there are no eyes involved. Perhaps it’s their playful nature I’m reminded of.

Jody illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing TunnelVizion below with her whimsical Zentangle® tile featuring the bonus “critters” she referred to above.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern TunnelVizion, tangle and deconstruction by Jody Genovese. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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