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How to draw NAUTIKL

Zentangle pattern: Nautikl. 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.Nautikl is our fun Wednesday grid-based tangle and it’s Lynne Wohleber’s first on the site.

Lynne writes,

I find myself constantly finding design ideas everywhere, but more often just in my imagination.

Such a one is my pattern Nautikl which works well with a number of other tangles and is easy to do.

What makes this tangle “pop” is the shading that floats the diamonds.

There are many ways to change the look of this pattern, which makes it an ideal tangle with which to play “what if?”.

Zentangle pattern: Nautikl. 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 example of Nautikl I changed the look a bit. Instead of the shading Lynne mentions, I used a touch of graphite to emphasize the propeller (or steering wheel) aspect of the tangle. On the right I explored another way to add graphite to the tangle and inked in the centers. Lots of ways to play with this one.

Lynne illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Nautikl below and demonstrates it in a simple monotangle with the shading she refers to that make the diamonds appear to float.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Nautikl, tangle and deconstruction by Lynne Wohleber. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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