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Drawings Tangle Pattern

A few weeks ago on my Facebook Page we had a discussion on patterns that people were finding challenging. I wanted to experiment with some "new to me" patterns and have been working my way through the list. This week I tried Zentangle Pattern "Drawings" by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. This was my first time playing with it - I had fun :)

Here's my drawing of....um...."Drawings" (a bit of a confusing name, especially when you are trying to Google the original instructions for it!!!) 

I often find that the original pattern instructions don't work best for me - this is not because anything is wrong with them and I'm sure they are very logical for everyone else, but my brain seems to process things a bit differently and I usually need to find another way. 

Anyway, this got me thinking about starting a new video collection called "How I would draw this......" Here is the first video which features "Drawings", maybe you will find it helpful :)

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Last weekend John and I managed to escape the farm! Victoria has some beautiful beaches and stunning coastline, particularly along the Great Ocean Road. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather we've been having. If you ever get the chance to visit, it's well worth it - here are some of my pics from the trip.

Have a great day!

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  1. I think that these new videos will help me, I often have problems to draw some tangles
    thank you for that !!
    beautiful pictures !!
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    béatrice

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    1. Thanks, Beatrice :) We all process things so differently, I figure it never hurts to see something done another way. I'll be doing them when I find alternative ways to draw various tangles, so they'll be sporadic. hx

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  2. Helpful videos - and approaches. So many paths to the same patterns. Great vacay photos too. Thanks for all.

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    1. Hi Ann! Thank you :) There are always so many different approaches, I love finding the way that works best for me. We had a lot of fun on this mini-break - gives me the alternative to indulge another of my many hobbies, photography :) hx

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  3. Helen - thank you for your video - Never liked the result with framework and duh - never thought to try it without. Thank you. Finally - I can draw this pattern! Photos were great - glad you are having great weather. We are all certainly happy you are drawing and posting again. Such inspiration!

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    1. Thanks, Sherri. For me, the reason the framework (particularly the "bumpy" bit) never worked was that I would often draw the bumps in an odd direction then I would have to try and fix it with the connecting line - just didn't work for me. It made more sense to draw the bump and line in one move.

      We had some stunning weather for the weekend, and took the opportunity to enjoy it while we can as it's not going to last much longer. We are still hoping for rain soon, though, to green up our paddocks again.

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  4. Without framework!! Gee, who woulda thought......... I like it! Your new video format is interesting, but too fast. I do like the straight forward approach, but speeding up the pen strokes doesn't give my brain/eyes enough time to understand the process. Thank you for the new video.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback - I'll endeavour to make the next one a bit slower :) Because I've spent ages looking at the footage and don't need to process I think I just feel it needs to be sped up to get through it :)

      Just in case it is helpful: the videos can be slowed down by clicking the cog (settings) icon at the bottom of the video window, if you select speed you can adjust the speed from .25 (slowest) to 2.0 (fastest) - that way you can control what speed works best for you. h :)

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    2. Thanks for telling us how to slow it down. I was not aware of this. Worked perfect. I, myself, don't think you need to adjust your original video speed since we are able to adjust it ourselves.

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  5. What a great idea these videos are, Helen! And I love your new look (however "new" it is!).

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  6. What a great idea! I love seeing how you draw. I often forget that once I've seen and followed the stepout for a particular tangle, I am now FREE to draw it as I please! No mistakes, right?! And no rules. :) I'm happy you & John had a day at the beach. From those gorgeous photos, I gather it was a WONDERFUL day. <3

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    1. Absolutely.......step outs are guidelines only as far as I'm concerned.......if I can find a shorter/easier route to the end result I'm going to go for it!

      We had a great weekend - beautiful weather! Also gave me the opportunity to do a bit of photography which I also love, but never find the time to fit it in :) h

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  7. Love your video. Now perhaps I can draw Drawings. Before, everything came out cramped and crooked.

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    1. Thank you :) The original step-outs didn't work for me, I ended up with a wonky (not in a good way!) result. The various ways I used in the video work better for me. h

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  8. Perfect Helen. I love the fact that you see things differently as it means that if someone cant understand a pattern, they can see it being drawn in a different way (a bit like me with maths!) Tjank you for your efforts! Love the photos. Need to drive the great ocean road one of these days. Take care x

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    1. I find it really helpful to see alternative methods, too, Tracy, so hopefully it is helpful. Great Ocean Road is really worth the trip - especially if the weather is fine - the ocean and views are stunning. We made our way as far as Port Cambpell (we only had the 2 days free) and it was just the perfect little beachside town. Very relaxing and great food.

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  9. Oh I am going to love your new series"How would I draw that" as I am a big fan of yours and love the way you interpret them. Can't wait to draw this as I have not been that successful. Love the pics.

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie :) I hope that you find this way of drawing the pattern works for you, too. The "how I would draw that" vids will happen intermittently as I come across patterns that I find I need to draw differently to get them right - so they might be a bit sporadic, but helpful, I hope :) hx

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