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How to draw SWERVE

Zentangle pattern: Swerve. 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.NY CZT Jody Genovese is back today with a fun and Swerve-y tangle for us to explore.

Swerve is so-called, Jody writes, because it’s “a tangleation of Verve (my absolute favorite tangle ever) and Sand Swirl.

Jody includes two beautiful Zentangle® tiles, first a Zendala with Swerve and Verve framing an ethereal watercolor center. When I asked about the medium used for the center, Jody replied that the watercolor center was created by Zentangle’s co-founder Maria Thomas, “I had taken a class with her in June and had some time to have her show me how she puts down watercolor.

Jody’s second example on a white Zentangle tile has Swerve flowing through the center framed by the Zentangle-original Crescent Moon together with CZT Kelley Kelly’s Batumber.

Jody illustrates the “informal” step-by-step instructions from her journal for drawing Swerve below where she includes these tips: “Branch off randomly. Some will have the tails from Step 2, and some will jump right to Step 3.” It’s a fun one, I think you’re going to love it!

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

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