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How to draw GIGI

Zentangle pattern: Gigi. 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 is Black Friday — whatever that means any more — and for those of us who aren’t planning on venturing forth seeking bargains, here’s the fun GiGi tangle by CZT Annie Taylor to explore.

It’s been a while since Annie shared her Skwirl tangle with us and since then she’s become a CZT and returned to the UK from Spain.

Annie writes,

I have recently moved back to the UK after a long time in Spain and am now living in West Kirby by the sea – I think the sea air is doing me good!

I don’t know how or why this little pattern came to me but it arrived in my head just as it is here. It’s a simple G stroke repeated in rows of either the same or different sizes and seems to fit together quite well.

As it’s based on the letter ‘G’, I’d like to name it GiGi, pronounced in a slightly French accent, please.

Annie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing GiGi below where she “paired it with the beautiful new tangle ‘EZE‘ by Emiko Kaneko CZT“. Clicking the image will take you to Annie’s post with more GiGi examples.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern GiGi, tangle and deconstruction by Annie Taylor. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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