African Artist and Twisted Rope

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Every once in a while it's good to go back to black and white and recapture some of the basics of Zentangle. The spontaneity of the string, using a single pen to make the art, it's very calming and soothing. At the Shading & Exploring Zentangle Facebook group we're mirroring Square One and focusing on African Artist, a tangle deconstructed by Tina Hunziker here

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I started with a very simple string and added some Twisted Rope, a drawing technique I developed this year. The African Artist ogee grid formed naturally cradling the twisted rope. Here's a work in progress of the line-art:

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I especially love the shade African Artist very dramatically, it's so much fun!

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If you want to learn more about how to create the Twisted Rope found in this picture, visit: 


Twisted Rope Video Lesson

Learn how to create this intricate, twisted rope!


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