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How to draw FORWINGS

Zentangle pattern: Forwings. 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.Happy Monday to you and welcome to another week of fun new tangles to explore.

Forwings is a sweet tangle from Latvian tangler Ludmila Katz, and it’s her first in our Zentangle® resource.

Ludmila introduces herself and her tangle:

I am from Latvia – it’s a small country in Eastern Europe, part of European Union.

I’m in love with Zentangle. I had some classes from CZT and love to make something new and interesting.

The most exciting for me in Zentangle is no-mistakes idea.

After my Zentangle classes I never stuck after made a mistake – I think how to transform my drawing to some other with “no-mistake way”.

This pattern was born when I drew ratoon tangle for my Zentangle class with CZT Anica Gabrovec. I just missed some seeds needed for ratoon and found myself with just four wings instead of big beautiful tangle.

But I decided to finish my work and I loved it.

Of course I had to do a little exploring to learn more about Latvia. Among the many online resources, I found this article from the UK’s The Telegraph:25 amazing things you probably didn’t know about Latvia“. I did not know that denim was invented by a Latvian. (See #12 on the list.)

When I first looked at Forwings I immediately recognized it as a segment of CZT Mimi Lempart’s Mi2 but on its own Forwings makes for fun and versatile element to explore. For my example I assembled a few of Ludmila’s versions included rounded edges and ruffled edges.

Ludmila illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Forwings below where her tile composition includes several suggestions for embellishing her sweet tangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Forwings, tangle and deconstruction by Ludmila Katz. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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