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How to draw SAATIN

Zentangle pattern: Saatin. 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.Happy Monday, y’all!

First I want to thank you so, so much for your beautiful comments and emails and wishes helping me celebrate the occasion of TanglePatterns’ 9th Tangleversary on Saturday. You made my day so special and I’m humbled and honored by your love and friendship. Frankly, I’m thankful I’m still going! 🙂

Here we go, onward and upward into Year 10 — or Year X as we might say in Zentanglish

Today German CZT Nadine Roller share her sweet Saatin tangle with us, an easy one to be sure. I must admit up front that I didn’t quite capture the “satin” nature of Nadine’s tangle with my example but you’ll see how she does that in a moment. I also tried out a White Sakura Pen-touch marker to add wee perfs in the center of the diamond shapes.

First Nadine explains Saatin formed simply of rice shapes and diamonds,

One little seed is able to grow and become a beautiful plant. Sometimes only one thought of another person is like a seed that is inspiring so much.

I have dedicated this pattern to all these wonderful persons that love to inspire and be inspired. All these persons that love to grow. May beautiful seeds stir and flourish :-). No matter which seed, it has the potential for growth and luck!

When i am tangling SAATIN i really come into a nice rhythm full of flow. After the first row of seeds there are some yummy diamonds concavely shaped … by the rice shapes.

While wondering which name is fitting, i suddenly thought about SAATIN. I like playing with words and the shading and highlighting gives a shiny note like silky satin.

Nadine illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Saatin here on her blog where she shares a wealth of tiles and ZIAs featuring examples of her tangle.

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4 comments to How to draw SAATIN

  • Joyce Blodgett

    As I was scrolling through Nadine’s blog, just studying her drawings that feature SAATIN, I noticed how she shaded and white-charcoaled (did I just make up a new tangle verb? :-)) them so that they often appear to look like satin pillowy forms, with rounded edges and all. Intriguing techniques, and I’ll have to employ them a little more than I do already.

  • Jody Genovese

    Hello! I love all of your patterns. You always do such a beautifully detailed job of displaying how they can be used. This is so versatile and lovely. Congratulations and thank you!

  • Thank you so much Joyce and Jody for your lovely and appreciating kind words! I am very happy about it!
    And thanks muchly to you Linda! For sharing my tangle Saatin and connecting the whole zentangle community while providing all our patterns!

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