Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 19 – TAGH
Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 19 – TAGH

Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 19 – TAGH

Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 19 presented me with another Zentangle HQ pattern that I had overlooked.

Zentangle Pattern TAGH

TAGH from Zentangle HQ is a lovely delicate leafy pattern. It works in a nature tangle as well as providing texture for any design. I’m not sure why I overlooked this one because it really is right up my alley!

Today’s Tangle

Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 19 TAGH

I was still on a spiral kick after Day 18’s SLOWPOKE design, so I created two open spiral strings and started drawing loops inside the curves. I wasn’t aiming for a monotangle, but I became a little obsessive drawing TAGH’s little leaves! I finished the piece with FLUX masquerading as TAGH or maybe you could call it grown up TAGH? A green General’s Chalk Pastel pencil added color and shading.

I created a very simple tile, but I love the drama those spirals of TAGH created! I often see questions from beginners around not knowing what patterns to use or how to combine a bunch of patterns on a tile, etc. Tiles like this one serve as a remind that you don’t necessarily need more than one or two patterns to create a stunning piece of art. In fact, focusing on one pattern allows for a more thorough exploration, yielding new ideas that you wouldn’t have noticed if it was just a small part of a bigger design. Don’t get me wrong: I love to work on blending and transitioning patterns, but I believe that one way to have a better understanding of how to do that is rooted in knowing the individual patterns well.

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The Challenge: Zentangle Inktober Tangles by 7F5R

7F5R (Seven Forests Five Rivers) host a Zentangle version of Inktober every year called Inktober Tangles. Check out their Facebook group to find more information and to see the amazing art created by Zentangle teachers and artists from around the world. Each day, we are given a Zentangle pattern and are asked to create something with it.