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Gourdgeous Tangle Pattern - VIDEO

Just a quick post today to share the next instalment in my "how I would draw this....." series. Today's pattern is Gourdgeous. Here is the video:

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This is the technique I use to create a more overall pattern effect with Gourdgeous and I love how it turns out. If you need to slow down the video you can do so using the video control settings (see this post  to see how).

This series of "how I would draw this" videos will come out sporadically, I'll do them when I find a way of drawing patterns that I think will be useful to you. I generally have the most fun with the more challenging patterns :)

I'm very happy to be creating videos again. This has come about as I am now able to record them on my ipad - I now don't have to worry about camera set up, lighting, my hand in the way, etc., etc. This makes the recording and editing process is so much faster which = more videos. I also think they're a lot better to watch as you get a very clear view of the process. Hopefully you think so, too :)

So, big news on the farm this morning, have a listen:

Yep, that's right! That sound is rain hitting the iron roof on the veranda right outside my window.....finally!!! I really hope we get the predicted 10-20mm (or more, please!) as we need it very badly so the paddocks can grow some grass before Winter. I think this year has been the driest start to Autumn since we bought the property 16 years ago, and for the first few years we were at the tail end of a drought!

Have a great day!

Comments

  1. Gourdgeous is the most representable pattern that came out from zentangle HQ . Until now i could only see it as a gourd.
    Thank you for showing how to use this pattern in a more general way.A real tangle that can be used to fill any space.
    Greetings from rainy Belgium. We are waiting for Spring to begin. Wished i could send you some rain because we have plenty :)

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    1. Thanks, Jeannine. I felt the same way until I started playing around with it - it was so nice to be able to find a way to use it to be more pattern-like, I really ended up having a lot of fun. I hope you'll give it a go!

      Yes, please send us your rain! I will try to send you some fine-weather in return :) h

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  2. Wow! This is a pattern I didn't like much ... until now. You have made it beautiful. Can't wait to give it a try. Congrats on the rain.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa :) I hope you'll give it a go - I had so much fun playing with it, particularly once I figured out how to turn it into a continuous pattern style :) h

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  3. Not a favorite when I first saw the pattern from R&M, but now, with your take on drawing it, the drawing of the pattern does make more sense. At first, like Jeannine, I just saw it as a gourd and wasn't impressed, but now - WOW. Thanks for sharing your take on the design. Hope your rain continues for the rest of the day.

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    1. Thanks, Sherri. I felt the same, initially it was just a gourd shape and couldn't see what else I could do with it. I would never have taken a second look except for the fact that I wanted to create a better swatch of it for my pattern file. Took me by surprise how much I enjoyed it! I hope you give it another go, too :) h
      PS we did get plenty of rain, which is fantastic!

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  4. Hello Helen, love your experimentation, you bring new life to this pattern. I actually liked it when I first saw it but had a bit of trouble drawing it, I like this overall pattern look. Thank you for all your lovely ebooks and marvelous videos.

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    1. Hi Terri. Thank you! I hope you give Gorgeous another go - I wasn't really all that interested in it until I found that I could create an overall design with it - once I did that I found it hard to stop drawing! h

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  5. Well, Helen, I've been looking for patterns to do borders with and, although this wouldn't have occurred to me as a possible border pattern - I see it more as motifs than anything else- I'm going to try it out. Let's see if your string idea works for me too.

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    1. Hi Margaret, I hope you do give it a go. Using the string really "unlocked" it for me :) Thanks! Helen

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  6. This video was super helpful to me. This is a pattern that I have struggled with, and lost interest in. I'm feeling like I might give this one another try. Thank you.

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    1. Fantastic! I'm so glad to hear that :)

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