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How to draw SEVENZEES

Zentangle pattern: SevenZees. 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 y’all, it’s time for our Friday tangle and this one can be just a bit more challenging than Monday and Wednesday’s tangles.

But we can handle it!

SevenZees is from NY CZT Jody Genovese and it’s her 20th tangle on the site! Jody writes, “I will admit this is a higher focus, but once you get the flow it is easy.

She explains why she named it SevenZees and offers several tips for success,

I’m calling it SevenZees because my foundation pattern has a base of that when you step back and take a look from a bird’s eye view.

    1. Bigger is better
    2. Every other row is identical, so it’s easier to draw every other row and then go back and fill the in between rows. i.e. draw rows 1, 3, 5 etc and then rows 2, 4, etc.
    3. When you start the diagonal rows (Step 3) draw the same direction all the way through the grid. If you try to alternate back and forth it is more confusing. You are always going from a flat side to a flat side.
    4. If you focus on two rows at a time ( rows 1 and 2, rows 3 and 4 etc) you start to see the pattern

Jody illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing SevenZees below and she features it in two fantastic tiles – a gorgeous Zendala nestled with orbs and a Diva Dance-like Scena, and a sweet white tile with Pokeleaf, Zinger and tiny whatnots 🙂

How to draw the Zentangle pattern SevenZees, tangle and deconstruction by Jody Genovese. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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