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How to draw WALLACE

Zentangle pattern: Wallace. 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.Hello tangling friends!

I hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of fun, creative tangles to explore.

Today’s Wallace tangle is from Spanish CZT Reyes Galindo and it’s her first on the site.

While Wallace may look a little complicated it’s very easy to tangle. You know what we say: “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time™”.

Reyes introduces herself and her tangle inspiration,

I am CZT EU5, I live in Bormujos – Seville (Spain), I have been practicing Zentangle® for more than two years.

I have breast cancer, I have it a bit complicated, for me Zentangle has been my lifeline, it helps me in my day to day.

I spend a lot of time and dedication in this Zentangle Method™ and one day seeing a Lace drawing inspired me to make this tangle.

There are so many inspirational stories about how Zentangle has changed lives and Reyes’s is another example. Be sure to check the STORIES tab on the pink alphabetic tangle menu bar for stories from tanglers who’ve experienced relief with a whole range of health conditions and challenges, it really is inspirational. And more importantly, offers hope.

Love a loopy tangle! In order to get Wallace into an evenly-spaced ribbon, I found if I started with placing the diamond shape of Step 1 in the center of my space then it was easy to build it out from there on either side once the horizontal loops of Step 2 were in place. It wasn’t until later that I noticed when Reyes created it in a ribbon-style, she made a single horizontal loop between the diamonds instead of one for each. Smart, and no need to figure out spacing. But now you have two ways to tangle it 🙂

Reyes illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Wallace below where she demonstrates the completed fragment as a ribbon-style tangle bordered by the tangle enhancer perfs (orbs).

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Wallace, tangle and deconstruction by Reyes Galindo. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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7 comments to How to draw WALLACE

  • Mary Kay Cass, C.Z.T.

    Thank you for sharing your story and your lovely pattern. The rhythm of Wallace would make me want to just keep going right off the tile!

  • Victoria Banaszak

    This is such a beautiful design. Deffinately lacey.

  • Jody Genovese

    I love it. Looks like lace for sure and it is beautiful. I will give this a try. Thank you for sharing.

  • Deborah Davis

    Thank you for this lacey, delicate tangle. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Amanda

    Reyes, this is one of the prettiest patterns I’ve seen. I can’t wait to try it!
    I also just wanted to say that I’ll be thinking of you & sending positive, healings thoughts and prayers your way. God bless.

  • LLS

    I’m not sure how I missed this one in April???? It is BEAUTIFUL! I have been practicing lacey designs with white gel pens on black pages of my sketchbook. I will use a 10 Sakura gel pen for the loops, diamonds, auras, and the borders. . . Then I will use the 05 white Sakura gel pen for the “Perfs”, the “Eke” around the loops, and the grid around the design. The shading really adds to the design! Thanks for sharing, Reyes! Praying that your journey through Cancer treatments is soon past. I have several friends who have safely navigated the storms of Cancer treatment. . . Praying that you do as well!

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