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How to draw WAVERLEY

Zentangle pattern: Waveley. 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.It’s almost Fall here in the Northern Hemisphere, a favorite season for many. Pumpkin pancakes anyone??

Hi everyone, glad to see you made it through the weekend and are ready for some more tangle inspiration. Let’s get going with our easy Monday tangle.

Waverley is from Ohio tangler Judy Okawa. Judy deconstructed the ever-popular Tessell along with several other well-loved tangles and a very cool String based on the Japanese art of kintsugi. Check out her string to learn more about that.

Judy also shared her thoughts in the article “Adapting the Zentangle philosophy to life“. Be sure to check that out too and contribute your thoughts if you’d like.

As for Waverley, Judy writes:

I started out drawing it as a border, as in the first variation. But then I realized that it could be used as a fragment, and rotated and combined in various ways (as in the variations below).

Note that the number of lines added in Steps 4 and 5 can be varied.

Also, although I didn’t shade these examples, shading can add a lot of dimension.

Shading does indeed make a world of difference to the final appearance of Waverley. Easy and interesting, a fun exploration to start the week.

Judy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Waverley below and her tile shows ways to use it “as a fragment, and rotated and combined in various ways “.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Waverley, tangle and deconstruction by Judy Okawa. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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