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How to draw ZIG ZAG TRACK

Zentangle pattern: Zig Zag Track. 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 Friday, and Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

Robert and I are blessed to still have our Mum/Mom (nonagenarians both) around to honor on their special day. Not a single day goes by without feeling grateful for everything they have contributed to our lives. I’d like to share the message I wrote for my Mom recently for the occasion of her 90th birthday,

“You inspire us always, setting the example with your love, strength, integrity, will, curiosity, intelligence, playfulness and grace. Thank you for making us who we are. Thank you for being you. Love you always, Mom.”

To all the great Moms out there, enjoy your special day, and thanks for EVERYTHING!

And on to our tangle of the day.

We’re on a bit of a zigzag theme this week and Spanish tangler Tomàs Padrós shares his Zig Zag Track tangle with us today.

Zig Zag Track makes an even dozen by Tomàs. He writes,

Zig Zag Track was one of my first designs for Zentangle® after discovering this form of creative meditation in 2016. But its polyhedral forms have been with me for a long time since I was a technical drawing teacher.

You can start by defining successive triangles aligned in a string or even without it.

You can also ink a line and its aura and adjust the two rows of triangles on them, defining well an edge on the ribbon.

It allows many variations because the triangles can go together or separately. The separations can be regular or irregular and even the triangles, if you want to play, can have different sizes.

In addition, you can decorate the interior as you like.

Zentangle pattern: Zig Zag Track. 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.For my main example of Zig Zag Track above I wanted a bolder look so I restated all the strokes and quite like the effect. In the example on the right I used wider spacing for the “tracks” but kept the size of the triangles the same. I’ve yet to play with different sizes …

Tomàs provides two sets of illustrations for Zig Zag Track, the second one below is a variation with what I’d call flattened peaks.

Tomàs illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Zig Zag Track below where he features it in a monotangle of “different ribbons with the two basic schemes” and simple shading to provide a variety of interest.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Zig Zag Track, tangle and deconstruction by Tomàs Padrós. 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

In this second scheme, “I show Zig Zag Track merged with Rain and accompanied by Tektonik and a very free tangleation of Love Handles in its minimal mode.”

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Zig Zag Track, tangle and deconstruction by Tomàs Padrós. 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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Check out the tag tomasp for more of Tomàs’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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7 comments to How to draw ZIG ZAG TRACK

  • Joyce Blodgett

    I’m very much enjoying drawing this pattern; I like the linear aspect of it, and have already begun a border on a greeting card (which has no designation to it, but is a “just in case” card 🙂 ).

    It’s just altogether very appealing, as are all of Mr. Padros’ patterns.

  • Wonderful tangle that I’ve played with a few times but barely scratched the surface of what it might do. Thanks for bringing your unique technical imagination to the tangling world Tomas!

  • I like Zig Zag track especially in the second scheme because of the wonderful 3D effect you created there.

  • Joyce Bruns

    Tomas, I love these patterns, so thank you for sharing them with us.

    Linda, thank you for posting them, and thank you for the lovely bouquet of flowers for all us moms from you.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • Nancy Pearson

    Tomas I love ZIG ZAG TRACK!

    Thank you, Linda, for posting this very appealing tangle. I am anxious to play with it.

  • Denise Potter

    Tomas, I always enjoy your tangles because for me they are very doable and even on the first try I’m satisfied with how they look. Thanks for sharing these!

  • Tomàs Padrós

    Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. I hope you enjoy this pattern. A big hug to all, Joyce Blodget, Jem Miller, Ria Matheussen, Joyce Bruns, Nancy Pearson, Dnise Potter and, of course, Linda Farmer.

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