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How to draw MOONRICE

Zentangle pattern: Moonrice. 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.First tangle for May 2020!

May the prolific April showers soon bring you fields of May flowers 🙂

Today’s Moonrice tangle comes to us from Dutch tangler Ilonka Weerts and it’s her first on the site.

Ilonka writes,

My niece Olivia has introduced me to Zentangle® in December 2014. She started drawing at Christmas and when I asked her what she was drawing, she told me it was Zentangle. I have been tangling ever since!

This tangle just showed up when I was playing with different shapes. I called it Moonrice.

You start with a series of half moons, turn the page and repeat. That way you created the rice shapes in the middle, hence Moonrice. And yes, you create a diamond shape in there as well, but couldn’t think of a pun that consists of all the shapes. 🙂

It’s an easy tangle, and versatile as well! If you divide the tangle in two, you can use it as a fragment as well!

In all three of her lovely sample tiles Ilonka has shown a variety of ways to embellish and play with Moonrice. In addition to her gorgeous shading Ilonka includes auras, rounding, perfs, orbs and Scena, a Zentangle-original tangle to fill some of the spaces. BTW, don’t you love Ilonka’s clever chop?

As I’ve noted in the past, most ribbon-style tangles can create really interesting all-over patterns when you place rows (or columns) of them side-by-side as Ilonka has done with this tile that also includes a little TransluZENce:

Ilonka illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Moonrice and demonstrates it in a beautiful monotangle tile. LOTS of fun ways to play with this one!

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Moonrice, tangle and deconstruction by Ilonka Weerts. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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