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Patterns

In this category you’ll find various tangle and doodle patterns. Some will be step-by-step tutorials, others just variations of patterns I’ve seen elsewhere on the internet (in these cases I’ll post links to the site where I found the instructions).

Border Pattern #2 Tutorial

Another zentangle border pattern tutorial. This one is suitable for designs and drawings with straight lines.

A useful tip: if you want to make a line even finer – just barely touch the pen tip to the paper when you draw. I did the smaller lines around the petals this way since even the 0.1 pen I used for them makes too thick a line for such a limited space. You can’t really see the difference in the video, but it is there.
I used three different sizes of pens for this one – Faber-Castell PITT artist pens sizes F (for the outlines) and S (for the petals) and Uni Pin Fine Line 0.1 for the small lines.
You can make the arches as big or as small as you want. You’ll notice the last two are a bit smaller – adapt the size to your own preferences.

Zentangle Border Pattern #1

 

Here is a pattern that is very useful as a border. How to draw the basic pattern is shown in steps 1-4 and then I’ve done some variations. In the first one the shading is done with a regular pencil. In the next two I used a liner pen with a finer tip to draw on the inside. The basic outlines I did with a Faber -Castell PITT artist pen Size S (which I think is roughly 0.5) and for the finer tangles on the inside – a 0.1 Uni Pin Fine Line.

Zentangle Border Pattern 1