Sandra Bartholomew has written an interesting post on the reasons for funky tangle names. Well worth reading if you’ve ever wondered why they chose they chose that name for that pattern.
In times past, the Jester was the Fool that reminded the King he was human. He’d entertain and play tricks to amuse.
The Jester pattern creates an optical illusion to fool the mind. Adding it to your zentangle will amuse and entertain both yourself and viewers.
Here is a work in progress showing the JESTER pattern.
Sandra Bartholomew has posted a new tangle, ‘Squid’, at Beez in the Belfrey. It’s so-o-o cool!
There is also a 50% sale on her 100 pack tangle-trading cards. They are cards with boxes for drawing your own tangle patterns. I’m not sure how long the sale lasts and I had a little difficulty getting the code to work correctly so make sure the price reflects the sales price, when you order.
Three is somewhat of a magic number in composition, the layout of an artistic piece, so I decided to use that to create a tree-like tangle.
Each tree has three branches. Each branch has three limbs. Each limb has three shoots of its own. Vary the length and direction, making sure you don’t automatically make all the limbs increasingly smaller as you add limb to limb.
Wood-sere is more realistic than most tangle patterns. It gives a stark, dramatic flair to your zentangle or zendoodle. But if you wish a more abstract look, make your branches and limbs straighter. Bend your branches and limbs in square 90 degree angles.
You can enhance your zentangles with a touch of LACY. This particular pattern makes me think of my Grandma’s parlor.
For a look at fantastic laces and fabrics, visit Geology Urban Fossil’s FLICKR photostream.
She finds old fabrics, and recreates them into modern treasures.
Tangle patterns are everywhere, even in the art of others.
Jennifer Maestre is one artist that thinks outside the box–or rather, outside the drawing. Instead of using her pencils to sketch with, she cuts them up, and sews them into the most incredible creatures.
The minute I saw her work, I realized there was a tangle there, and STUBS was born.
It’s a tangle with energy that will add pizzazz to your zentangle.