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RANDOM SELECTOR

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Zentangle copyright update

Let's discuss it!

CZT® Kass Hall added this comment to our recent copyright discussion (“Copyright issues you should know”) and it’s an important notice so I wanted to bring it to everyone’s attention.

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How to draw SANIBELLE

Zentangle pattern: Sanibelle. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Tricia Faraone’s Zentangle® pattern: Sanibelle.

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Guest Contributor: Genevieve Crabe on Stippling to Create Shading

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Guest Contributor CZT Geneviève Crabe illustrates that by using the technique of stippling you can achieve shading with pen and ink as well as with a traditional pencil.

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How to draw OKE

Zentangle pattern: Oke. Image © Michele Beauchamp. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT®Michele Beauchamp’s Zentangle® pattern: Oke.

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How to draw KEENEES

Zentangle pattern: Keenees. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Donna Hornsby’s Zentangle® pattern: Keenees.

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How to draw OOF

Zentangle pattern: OoF. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: OoF.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Shading for Translucence

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Guest Contributor Sandra Strait offers another excellent drawing techniques tutorial. Here she shows how to make an object appear translucent using pen and ink.

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How to draw ARCHER

Zentangle pattern: Archer. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Chris Gerstner’s Zentangle® pattern: Archer.

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Revisiting the basics one year after

On May 5, 2011 TanglePatterns is One Year Old

On this first anniversary of the launch of TanglePatterns.com in May 2010, I offer 10 of my favorite official patterns that were among the first published on the site and encourage you to incorporate a few of them in your Zentangles.

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How to draw SUGARCANE

Zentangle pattern: Sugarcane. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Sugarcane.

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How to draw ZENPLOSION FOLDS

Zentangle pattern: Zenplosion Folds. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. All rights reserved.. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Danni O’Brien’s Zentangle® pattern: Zenplosion Folds.

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How to draw RETICULATED

Zentangle pattern: Reticulated. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Livia Chua’s Zentangle® pattern: Reticulated

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How to draw DEKORE

Zentangle pattern: DeKore. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Kari Schultz’s Zentangle® pattern: DeKore.

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How to draw FLOATFEST

Zentangle pattern: Floatfest. Image © Carole Ohl. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Carole Ohl’s Zentangle® pattern: Floatfest.

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How to draw RIVER

Zentangle pattern: River. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: River.

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AlphaTangle NOW available – for real

Greetings all, quick status update for you.

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How to draw ORGANZA

Zentangle pattern: Organza. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Ruth Howell’s Zentangle® pattern: Organza.

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How to draw DIAMOND PANES

Zentangle Pattern: Diamond Panes. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Margaret Bremner’s Zentangle® pattern: Diamond Panes.

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How to draw TRIRAL

Zentangle pattern: Triral. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Pam Pincha-Wagener’s Zentangle® pattern: Triral.

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Guest Contributor: Kass Hall on “The value of a CZT”

Let's discuss it!

Australian CZT® Kass Hall published “The Value of a CZT” on her blog and I requested and received her permission to republish it on TanglePatterns because it is food for thought.

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How to draw TRI-PO

Zentangle pattern: Tri-po. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Sue Clark’s Zentangle® pattern: Tri-Po.

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How to draw ÉQUERRE

Zentangle pattern: Équerre. Image © Genevieve Crabe. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Geneviève Crabe’s Zentangle® pattern: Équerre.

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More free videos about Zentangle

Tips, Tools, Techniques

CZT® Suzanne McNeill recently filmed several videos for Jerry’s Artarama demonstrating how to get started with Zentangle and how to add various techniques to Zentangle-inspired art. All five are available for viewing free on Jerry’s Artarama site at the links below.

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New revised edition of AlphaTangle just released

Good News! Sandy Bartholomew’s “AlphaTangle” has just been republished by Suzanne McNeill’s Design Originals, and it’s a fun “new and improved, revised and updated” edition. Here’s what’s new.

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How to draw SLALOM

Zentangle pattern: Slalom. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Sandra Strait’s Zentangle® pattern: Slalom.

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How to draw GRASS BORDER

Zentangle pattern: Grass Border. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Grass Border.

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How to draw ZEDBRA

Zentangle pattern: Zedbra. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZTs® Margaret Bremner and Laura Harms’ Zentangle® pattern: Zedbra.

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How to draw MOOKA and SPIRALING MOOKA

Zentangle pattern: Mooka. 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.

Online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original Zentangle pattern: Mooka.

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Adding color to your Zentangle art

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In this video CZT® Marie Browning, author of “Time to Tangle with Color”, demonstrates her direct and indirect techniques for adding color to Zentangle® art using Tombow Dual Brush markers. Plus a great idea for storing your pens, pencils and markers …

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How to draw KINETIC

Zentangle pattern: Kinetic. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Ann Griffin’s Zentangle® pattern: Kinetic.

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