Inktober Tangles 2021 | Day 29 “Tree Leaf” by Debbie New CZT

Tree Leaf is a lovely tangle pattern by Debbie New CZT . It is, to me, an unusual way of drawing a branch of leaves, but it works out. I have to say that I fell into my way of drawing branches where I use the gaps to attach the leaves. Either way seems to work just fine and dandy for sure.

The branch I kept fairly consistent in my drawing today. However the leaves…it was fun to use my favourite shapes of leaves, and a few others. A couple of berries and acorns have sneaked their way in as well.

This tangle pattern makes it really easy to layer leaves; very useful for me in my work creating coloring books!

To add colour to the leaves (and berries), I’ve used a whole host of media – Pitt graphite matt pencil, Graphitint pencils, Graphitint paints, Inktense blocks used like watercolours, and Sakura metallic, starlight and moonlight gelly roll pens. I also used white Gelly Roll and Posca pens to add the higlights.

I’ve not done much in the way of shading. There comes a point when I really need to take a break from the work. I’ve reached that point with this page. I may return to add shadow and more highlight, I may not. Regardless, this page is a great reference for me going forward. In fact, I have an idea to incorporate it into one of my other drawings I’m working on at the moment.

Tomorrow, I’ll film my thoughts and reflections as I look back on my week in art. But for today, I have filmed a video of the drawing and colouring of the small branch in the top left.

3 thoughts on “Inktober Tangles 2021 | Day 29 “Tree Leaf” by Debbie New CZT

  1. Debbie New - CZT18 1 November 2021 / 01:58

    Angela, it is a high honour for you to explore my tangle pattern TreeLeaf. As I have mentioned on your Facebook post, the acorn versions are simply marvelous!

    P. S. I am sorry to trouble you but I would be very happy if you could switch the link to my Zentangle site at ? The link you have used at present is to a blog I no longer maintain. Much gratitude ❤


    • Angela Porter 1 November 2021 / 09:59

      Aww thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad you like the variations.
      It’s not a trouble at all – link changed! 🙂

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      • Debbie New - CZT18 2 November 2021 / 01:21

        Thank you for being SO awesome Angela! Have a lovely day!


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