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How to draw POCKETS

Zentangle pattern: Pockets. 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.Hello and happy Monday friends!

Welcome to another week of fresh tangle inspiration and as always, I’m delighted to see you again 🙂

Today’s super easy Monday tangle, Pockets, is from Maryland CZT Angie Gittles.

Pockets is the fifth tangle we’ve been exploring in Angie’s dots series of tangles. The others include Obelus, Doodid, Dotty and Circus.

Pockets is another easy grid tangle that combines lines and dots. Just my style!

The elemental strokes of a tangle in ZentanglePockets uses two of our basic elemental strokes. For those who aren’t familiar with Zentangle’s elemental strokes for deconstructing a pattern to be drawn as a tangle,

Usually the number of elemental strokes needed are 3 or less. Often, you only need one or two.

By ‘elemental strokes’ we mean a dot, a straight(-ish) line, a curve (like a parenthesis), a reverse curve (like an ‘S’), and an orb or circle.“ ~ from the Zentangle blog

For an ingenious example of these elemental strokes used together as a tangle, be sure to check out CZT® Mina Hsiao’s Dicso. (Not disco!)
Zentangle pattern: Pockets. 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.

As with most fragments, the one forming Pockets can be mirrored and explored in a variety of combinations. On the right is another I explored from the combinations Angie shares. This particular version shares DNA with CZT Mina Hsiao’s CC.

Angie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Pockets below where she features it in a monotangle showing how it can be varied by rotating and flipping the fragment. She also shows how to include Pockets on your tiles in a free-form style.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Pockets, tangle and deconstruction by Angie Gittles. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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6 comments to How to draw POCKETS

  • Nancy Garcia

    Another great tangle! Thank you, Angie!

  • Joyce Blodgett

    This IS a fun one to draw.
    I’m waiting on a date for cataract surgery and lens replacement (later, probably late October), and in the meantime, trying to draw is a huge challenge. I’m unable to determine with accuracy where lines are supposed to go, but rather than have a “pity party” for myself, I’m drawing, but am dating each one on the back, making a small note to myself about my vision. While I don’t want to keep a visual diary, as such, about this time, I do want to have a comparison for when I get to have my vision back fully 🙂
    This particular pattern is a good one for working to get my lines to “line up,” in a manner of speaking.

    • Linda M Dochter, CZT

      Joyce – I applaud your plan to document your pathway to better vision. On the rare occasion when I teach, it is often in a situation when others need encouragement for their healing. I hope you will share your story of success here on Tangle Patterns.

      All the best to you,
      Linda

  • Another fun dot n line tangle. Thanks Angie for the share.

  • Monica Pariani

    Estos enredos me hacen acordar a barriletes o cometas. Hay que dejarse llevar por ellos. Gracias.

    Linda’s edit with the help of Google Translate: These tangles remind me of kites or kites. You have to get carried away by them. Thanks.

  • Deborah Davis

    I really like the movement in this tangle. Thank you

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