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How to draw BICHORN

Zentangle pattern: Bichorn. 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.Today’s sweet and quirky Bichorn tangle is from Spanish tangler Isabel Gil.

Isabel is from Madrid and Bichorn is her first tangle on the site.

Isabel introduces herself and explains how she discovered Zentangle® (this is from her original in Spanish using Google Translate):

I live in Madrid (Spain) and I dedicate myself to teaching craft and decorative arts workshops for adults in cultural centers. I love my work!!

My first contact with Zentangle was years ago when I saw a drawing that caught my attention because of the framework it had, I investigated and now I know that what I saw was Fescu making some wonderful shapes. I fell in love immediately and searched until I found and bought the TanglePatterns.com GUÍA PARA PRINCIPIANTES de Zentangle® online. Since then my dream is to be able to get certified but for the time being I can’t afford it and I don’t speak English either.

I know I cannot teach Zentangle but I am aware of the good that it does in difficult times and sometimes my students need to disconnect from problems, so we make some drawing inspired by Zentangle and I see how they relax.

Today I have taken one more step towards my dream because knowing that a tangle is going to bear my name gives me energy to continue wanting to learn.

BIchorn is so fun to tangle, and quirky as I mentioned. All those little orbs popping up wherever they feel like, the connecting stems growing in all directions and little tendrils waving around …

Isabel illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Bichorn below where she features it in a tile with the Zentangle-originals Marasu and a curvy version of Static (and “shares DNA” with similar tangles like River, Verve, and Dented Moon) with the tangle enhancer called sparkle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Bichorn, tangle and deconstruction by Isabel Gil. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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4 comments to How to draw BICHORN

  • Wonton

    This pattern is so beautiful. I can’t wait to try it. Isabel, I hope you fulfill your dream of becoming certified. 🙂

  • Susan Mann

    This pattern is beautiful! It inspires my imagination: It could grace so many possibile tangles. Thank you Isabel!

  • Glenys

    Hi Isabel! Thank you for sharing Bichorn with us. I love it and also hope you will be become a CZT soon.

  • Jenn Brayton

    What a perfect tangle to explore while I sit and look out at my gardens and forests! I’m going to use this in colour on a black tile today and see what grows 🙂 It’s so pretty and versatile!

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