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How to draw KEMISTRI

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Kemistri, tangle and deconstruction by Sue Bailey. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Hello again everyone, happy Friday and thanks for being with me today. I hope you’re all hanging in there and keeping safe and healthy.

Yesterday Robert and I ventured out to our hairdresser for a “restoring some semblance of order” cut — the first since February! She operates her own studio where she serves one client at a time and she sanitizes everything within an inch of its life after each person. I must say getting your hair cut while wearing a mask is certainly an unusual experience. But with Covid-19 case numbers in Florida skyrocketing alarmingly every day, protecting each other is a given. For those of us who live by the “Do Unto Others” commandment (aka The Golden Rule), one could even say it’s a moral imperative …

Friday’s sweet Kemistri tangle is from Australian tangler Sue Bailey and it’s her second on the site. Quite some time ago Sue shared Capz with us, be sure to check out that one too.

Sue writes,

I am an Australian tangler and have been tangling on and off for several years now.

I had been thinking about tangles constructed on a pattern of 3 or 6 and started playing with the Zentangle® elemental strokes. This one uses the c and i strokes.

I called it Kemistri because for some reason it reminds me of chemical compound diagrams, the way it links together.

Three of the flowers should technically form a circle, so when tangling it I find it helps me to mentally think of each curved line being a third of a circle.

It works well if you get into the routine of drawing the curves and turn your tile to make each stroke the same way.

Sue’s tip about thinking of each line as a third of a circle, is a gem. As is turning your tile! For my Kemistri example I decided to leave all the great variations to Sue to share with you. And I might have needed to do a little creative disguise work 😉 (As simple and easy as this looks, I confess I found it a little challenging to get the hang of “growing” it.)

Sue illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Kemistri below where her lovely tile with loads of embellishment variations “also includes Tipple, Jalousie and Doodah, plus some Quandary inspired rice shapes.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Kemistri, tangle and deconstruction by Sue Bailey. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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