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How to draw JULES

Zentangle pattern: Jules. 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 my tangling friends! Great to see you again this fine October day …

Today’s Jules tangle is from Ohio tangler Susan Hodel and it’s her second on the site. Some time ago Susan shared her sweet and simple Lacee tangle with us.

Susan writes,

While browsing through a magazine, I noticed a version of [this pattern] in the background of a page and thought I could work it into a nice filler type pattern.

As you can see, the tangle can be a filler or even a border if you string them together with little circles.

I had fun playing with the design and hope you enjoy giving it a try.

Jules is very easy to tangle although I might have a little tip to offer. At first I did find I had to play around a bit to get Step 1’s downward strokes angles just right. If I made them too steep, the top outer strokes in Step 3 ended up a little wonky, almost overlapping the inner ones. FWIW.

Susan illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Jules below where she shows various ways to use her tangle and some variations on how to fill the facets. I’m thinking a ZIA with some glittery Sakura Metallic Gelly Rolls would look pretty cool.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Jules, tangle and deconstruction by Susan Hodel. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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1 comment to How to draw JULES

  • Joyce Blodgett

    I tried it both ways; drawing the outline in black, then “coloring” in the interior with a clear sparkling Gelly Roll pen: then tried drawing the pattern with just the clear pen…black outlining and filling in wins, hands down.
    Could be just me, though; I’ve had one cataract removed, and am going to have the other removed on Dec. 2, but in the meantime, everything seen with the left eye is blurry and yellow, so I don’t have an accurate view of the world right now.

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