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How to draw SCUTTLE

Zentangle pattern: Scuttle. 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.Hi again everyone! Thanks for hanging out with me today …

Scuttle, today’s sweet tangle, is from Guernsey’s Sarah Harrison who recently shared her Elance tangle with us.

Sarah writes,

I was playing with ‘Steps‘ and came up with this and thought it needed its own name.

It can be done pretty much anywhere there is a line, and with curvy or straight start. The possibilities are endless it would seem.

The name was so random. I was watching something and the word Scuttle was said. I liked it so wrote it down for name possibilities. Then I remembered Disney’s The Little Mermaid and the seagull is called Scuttle. I thought it was quite fitting because the tangle could be fancy shells.

Disney's "The Little Mermaid" on IMDB

Zentangle pattern: Scuttle. 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.This type of tangle where diminishing auras are added to the stroke before it is very popular. Not only do they look lovely but they’re really fun to tangle for the rhythm you develop while tangling. There are many examples of this technique on the site but most recently we saw it in Shalini Rajesh’s Seven Flower. In my second example on the right I was exploring using Scuttle as a frame around the inside of the edge but didn’t have enough room to move, so eventually I condensed it into a circular starting point. In the process I discovered that for this particular format it needs to have an even number of line segments to work out satisfactorily.

Sarah illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Scuttle below and she includes examples of how it turns out using an angled/zigzag line and a curved/wavy one as well as variations with angled or rounded “tips”. “The big example was done on a random set of lines in all directions.” The large size example Sarah includes shows Scuttle can be a canvas for adding other tangles within, and/or adding color. Another versatile one!

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Scuttle, tangle and deconstruction by Sarah Harrison. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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