It seems quite a few TV shows and commercials lately show the rhythm of a heartbeat on the screen. I must have seen this a dozen times last week. That’s what inspired me to try out something similar on a doodle I was playing around with while sharing the couch with my husband.
Him watching TV and me drawing – that’s the usual scene at our house several nights of the week. You see it’s hard for me to just sit still and watch a TV show, but if I keep my hands busy with a craft or drawing – I find I actually enjoy the time much more. When do you find yourself doodling?
Another Border Tangle?
I Zenned this line-weave pattern, “Zeart” and at first I thought this might just be another border type tangle, but while drawing it along a string – I found I could use it to make interesting shapes like the ones you see here in this sampler. One shape resembles a fish like creature. By staggering the pattern inside a shape you can get some fun stripe like filler patterns too. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m thinking of making a grid type design using this tangle to make up the grid lines just to see what sort of affect I get. It might be rather interesting!
Need a bit of help learning how to draw out my Heart Beat tangle? Here’s a video showing several ways to use this in your doodles.
Here’s the jpg version of the Heart Beat/Zeart Tangle Pattern:
Easy Barbed Wire Line Weave
Also shown in the sampler above is my super Easy Barbed Wire design, zenned as “Estwire.” I’ve seen another tangle design that looks like a barbed wire, but it’s quite a bit different. More detailed and realistic and I’m really bummed that I don’t recall where I saw it. I think it was on Flickr. And when I remember (or see it again) – I’ll certainly point you to it! but in the mean time maybe you’ll enjoy giving my super simplistic barbed wire tangle a spin around one of your doodles too. Maybe consider using it as a string of stars rather than barbed wire?!
Below is the doodle pattern worksheet in jpg format that prints out on 8 1/2 x 11″ letter size paper and this is the link to the pdf file is you want that one instead.