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How to draw EAU

Zentangle pattern: Eau. 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.Wow, we’re coming up Labor Day weekend already and true to form because Labor Day is generally considered the height of hurricane season, we have our eyes on TS Dorian headed in our general direction. Yikes. And to prove that time is flying, the 12th CZT Asia certification seminar begins today in Shanghai, China. 12!!

For today’s “Happy Monday” tangle I thought we’d have fun exploring Eau from CZT Christina Carroll of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Eau is Christina’s first tangle on the site, and it is deceptively easy to tangle. And it’s aptly-named, looking as it does like little cascades of eau (water).

Eau bears similarities (shares DNA) with several other tangles on the site — Dancet and Meo pop to mind and also as Christina notes, Fish Net and Harfe. All make use of the simple Zentangle® technique of “take off and land”.

Before we get to that comparison, let’s meet Christina:

I originally learned about Zentangles through a colleague. We were Montessori elementary teachers. I was initially skeptical about the Zentangle process, questioning everything. Why this special paper? Why these special pens? However, within just a day or two of researching and drawing, I was hooked. I shared Zentangles with my elementary students. I lived in Ferguson, MO during its time of unrest and painted a Zentangle mural on the main street as a way to work toward personal and community healing.

I attended CZT24 on scholarship and have been teaching in my classroom, teaching private lessons, and maintaining my own personal Zentangle practice ever since. Now, I’m attending graduate school to obtain my PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Zentangles are my way of unwinding from the hard work of following my dreams.

She explains how Eau came about and how it differs from two of its “siblings”:

About two years ago, I was sitting at my kitchen table with a medical insurance bill in front of me and I just started drawing on it…and this pattern is what came out. I figured I must have seen this pattern somewhere in all my years of tangling for it to just some out of my pen like that. However, as I have continued my Zentangle journey over the past two years, I realized that I actually haven’t seen this exact pattern although there are similar ones:

Harfe by Jennifer Hofensteiner also starts with a dot grid pattern. The dots in Harfe are connected with alternating c-curves. Eau connects the dots with s-curves, alternating or not by row. Harfe uses one aura stroke on each side of the base c-curve. Eau uses two auras on each side of the base s-curve.

Fish Net by Mariët Lustenhouwer also starts with a dot grid pattern, connecting the dots with s-curves. However, there are no auras on the s-curves.

In her sample tile, “In addition to Eau, I used Chainlea by Norma Burnell, Checkmate by Jody Genovese, and the Zentangle-original patterns Printemps and Diva Dance.

Christina includes two versions of Eau for us to explore. I put together this side-by-side comparison to show how the two differ. In the first variation the top layer of each row alternates directions. In the second variation, the top layer in each row all face in the same direction and that’s the one I used for my example. {Full disclosure: I cleaned up my Step 1 orbs at the end with a dot from a White Sakura Gelly Roll as they had become almost solid black from all my taking off and landing.} Eau would also be pretty interesting in wonky grid form …

Christina illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing the first version of Eau below and she includes additional tips and suggestions including some for shading:

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Eau, tangle and deconstruction by Christina Carroll. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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In these steps Christina demonstrates the second version of Eau and shows how lovely it looks as a ribbon-style tangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Eau, tangle and deconstruction by Christina Carroll. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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