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How to draw RÉZÉDA

Zentangle pattern: Rézéda. 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.Greetings all, welcome back for another sweet tangle to explore.

Rézéda is from French CZT Claire Legrand-Krulic and it’s her first on the site.

Claire introduces herself and her tangle,

I am living near Paris, 35 km south from the capital in the Vallée de Chevreuse. I discovered the Zentangle Method™ at the end of 2018 and became a CZT last March! I participated in the Europe 4 seminar, a wonderful time and it fills me with gratitude!

At the end of April, I was looking for to draw a tangle that could make me think of lily of the valley because I wanted to make a small ZIA card for the wedding anniversary of my parents who got married on May the 1st, 67 years ago! … but I couldn’t find anything and finally decided to create my own pattern.

In France, May the 1st corresponds to “Labor Day” and it is a public holiday. On this day, lily of the valley is offered as lucky charm, symbol of absolute purity and joy. The lily of the valley announces arrival of sunny days.

I drew a first drawing “Muguet”. I liked it very much and I made a small first crown.

I wanted to go further because I really wanted to create a Zentangle® pattern, less figurative, which is not necessarily associated with lily of the valley, and finally Rézéda was born.

Rézéda is a tangleation of Jane Dickinson’s pattern Scrawlz, which ends in a kind of little bell. It combines very well with tangles which are built around a wavy line and can also be used as a string. I also drew the corresponding fragment.

The word Réséda designates a family of plants which can have therapeutic virtues (calming) and which can be used for tincture. I really like the color “reseda green“.

I wasn’t familiar with Reseda Green and when I was searching for a sample image to share, I learned it appears to be a popular color in the auto industry.

From Wikipedia,

Reseda green is a shade of greyish green … The name derives from the colour of the leaves of Reseda odorata, commonly known as mignonette.

Reseda odorata– By Salicyna – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Claire illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Rézéda below where she features it in a sweet, lively tile. Here’s a fun little challenge for you: Claire writes “My main tile is drawn with the patterns: Icantoo by Hanna Waldburger, CZT : just a little one! Flux by Rick Roberts : just a little one!” Can you find them?

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Rézéda, tangle and deconstruction by Claire Legrand-Krulic. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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