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How to draw JAG

Zentangle pattern: Jag. 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.Happy Monday, welcome back and lovely to have your company once again. Hope you all had a nice weekend …

Today we have another fun tangle named Jag, from Ohio tangler Joan Stark.

Organic tangles are deservedly well-loved and here’s another for our repertoire.

Jag is Joan’s 16th tangle on the site, be sure to check them out!

In Joan’s lovely ZIA featuring Jag she’s included the Zentangle®-originals Tipple and a Mooka-ish Flux. (Or a Flux-ish Mooka? Hmmm … )

She writes,

Today I bring you a tangle titled, ‘Jag’, named after the jagged edges which aren’t really jagged on one side.

I really don’t recall the inspiration for this tangle. Often I find these new tangles coming out of my pen. I think I was working on an organic ZIA and I wanted to make a different kind of greenery. Jag happened. It is a super duper easy tangle.

    • draw a teardrop or rice shape
    • draw a jagged edge INSIDE of the original shape
    • fill the space between the two
    • veins and lines can be added if desired, along with shading.

Joan illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Jag below, “I’ve included the Jag step-out along with a floral ZIA using it. I tried to add every rose-type tangle that I could find.

Zentangle pattern: Jag. How to draw the Zentangle pattern Jag, tangle and deconstruction by Joan Stark. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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3 comments to How to draw JAG

  • Jan Brandt

    I really like this one! Simple & easy yet dramatic. Thank you, Joan!

  • Joan Stark

    Thank you Jan for your kind words. And thank you Linda for posting Jag. I hope everyone has fun playing with this tangle.

  • Sonie Shull

    Joan, at Judy’s tangle bee last night, I told everyone about your tangle JAG on Tangle Patterns and we all liked it and I think Judy will share it with the More class. I have been practicing with it and enjoy it a lot. SONIE

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