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How to draw HYSTERIA

Zentangle pattern: Hysteria. 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 so much for joining me once again for another fun tangle to explore.

Hysteria was deconstructed by Guernsey tangler Sarah Harrison, another one inspired when she was awake in the early hours of the day. Sarah has eight tangles on the site, her most recent what the fun grid-style Hugs.

Sarah writes,

When I started to play around with the idea it started all neat and tidy.

But then I got rid of the OCD and went a bit mad with it. I thought the name was quite fitting.

So many ways to play and for me it helps shut the OCD up because when done randomly it looks great!

Many ways for embellishment too. The middle example I have rounded the corners, and the ‘spikes’ are not even.

Sarah illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Hysteria below where she explores some cool versions of it including the one I used for my example. But if I had room, I would have gone for the large exuberant one down the middle of her tile. A colorful Hysteria ZIA would look pretty amazing, don’t you think?

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

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