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How to draw SIT-RUS

Zentangle pattern: Sit-rus. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.Welcome back!

Because we didn’t have a new tangle on Monday, today we have a nice easy one to enjoy.

Sit-rus comes to us from Australian tangler Flis Dawson and it’s her first on the site.

Flis introduces herself and her tangle,

I live in New South Wales in Yowrie which is near Cobargo (many people may have heard of it due to the bushfires at the beginning of the year).

I found Zentangle on the internet when I was looking for ideas for borders and decoration for my calligraphy. Due to a variety of circumstances I have not attended any classes but hope to
in the future. In the meantime I have used the Zentangle Primer Volume 1 plus your website and the Zentangle website, newsletter etc to learn.

Living off grid in the beautiful Australian bush gives me inspiration and wonderful views wherever I look. I never thought about myself as artistic or able to create anything until now.

I was inspired by a lemon cut in half, or any other citrus fruit.

Over the years I’ve received several very “citrus-like” submissions but Flis’s Sit-rus captures the abstract essence of a tangle in the best way. It is literally a blank slate for embellishments, but for my example I restrained myself and keep to the basics so Flis can give you a few ideas.

Flis illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Sit-rus below, “It is very simple and can be filled in many ways. It can be a border or a fill and I have shown a few ideas in my

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Sit-Rus, tangle and deconstruction by Flis Dawson. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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6 comments to How to draw SIT-RUS

  • Melena

    I like this very organic tangle. I can see some interesting embellishments for it. Thank you for sharing this with us Flis and Linda. Take care, stay safe, and be well.

  • Wonderful and creative tangle ! we all need to be inspiring right now and you are doing very well

  • Dessie Arnold

    Thanks for sharing this very flexible new tangle, Flis and Linda! My initial reaction to seeing the thumbnail was “meh”, but the description, and your very helpful monotangle opened my eyes (and mind) to the possibilities. Tangles that don’t excite me initially but that reveal their secrets as I play with them are some of my favorites. I have a feeling that this one will be one of those. Thanks again!

  • Flis Dawson

    Waaah, I was so excited to see my tangle today. Thanks for that Linda. Thank you too for the lovely comments Melena, Diann Martin and Dessie Arnold, I hope you enjoy using it and I would love to see what you all do with it.

  • Just looked at this, Fun, plan to use it for my class in a few minutes.

  • Barbara Battles

    I am always amazed and humbled by the talent of the Zentangle community! Thank you all for sharing! Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grands and great-grands everywhere. And Happy Anniversary Linda!

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