Stixnstonez Zentangle Patterns from The Zentangle® Untangled Workbook

Zentangle patternsStixnstonez Step-Out from The Zentangle® Untangled Workbook by Kass Hall

(This tutorial was previously published in the book The Zentangle® Untangled Workbook by Kass Hall, copyright 2013; republished here courtesy of createmixedmedia.com.)

 

Stixnstonez is a really easy tangle I designed to create a grid appearance. It can be left alone, or you can use the grid to tangle the inside of it—it’s up to you. But we’ll get to that later.

 

Stixnstonez Step 1

1. Create small circles in a straight line across your tile. Repeat at the halfway point on the next line, as shown. Try to keep the spacing as even as possible, both across the tile and down.

Stixnstonez Step 2

2. Connect the circles with thin, sausage-like lines. Do this either vertically or horizontally first and complete all the lines.

Stixnstonez Step 3

3. Turn your tile 90 degrees and repeat step 2.

Stixnstonez Step 4

4. Draw small, fine lines across the “sausages” to give color and dimension. Simple!

Stixnstonez with Color

The color examples I’ve created here for Stixnstonez are not super different, and I’ve done that deliberately. I’ve used different colors in each example as well as variations on how you can make Stixnstonez work for you. I’ve also used the example here to show how you can incorporate other tangles into Stixnstonez. The tangle itself is in watercolor, the inner tangles in Micron pen.

Stixnstonez Color Example

Tangles:
Stixnstonez, Tipple, Florz

Stixnstonez in a Shape

The vintage TV shape is hand drawn. Stixnstonez is used on the screen; I simply turned the tangle to a diagonal angle. I also used the Stixnstonez basic concept for the dials on the TV.
Use these shapes to practice Stixnstonez and really challenge yourself to use it in a more complex way. You might find the results are better than you expect.

Stixnstonez Shape Example

Tangles:
Stixnstonez, Tipple, Crescent Moon

This tutorial was previously published in the book The Zentangle® Untangled Workbook by Kass Hall, copyright 2013; republished here courtesy of CreateMixedMedia.com.

Visit The Zentangle® Untangled Workbook companion page for bonus content including wallpaper for your computer and Zendala starters created by Kass.

To learn more about Kass Hall, read her author profile or visit her website, www.kasshall.com.

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