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How to draw VERVE

Zentangle pattern: VerveVerve is a tangle pattern from Delaware’s JJ LaBarbera. JJ has shared some very popular tangles with us — Arc Flower and Ticking spring to mind.

JJ says Verve is “really quite simple and will easily fit into a circle shape that pops up in your string.” As you can see here, Verve can actually fit into pretty much any shape and of course shading adds great dimension. When I showed Robert my example he commented, “You really love that shading, don’t you!” Yup. As I’ve said before, sometimes I think that’s my favorite part.

Verve starts “with a 6 and a 9 that wrap around the circle. You can ‘wave’ the stems quite a bit to add interest.” As you see, I made mine wavy. JJ says she has to fight to keep herself from filling every round shape with Verve, but I think you’ll all have to resist filling every empty space you see with it. Wait till you try it, you’ll see what I mean.

Zentangle pattern: VerveThis isn’t one of my better examples and I wasn’t planning on posting it. For starters it has NO shading for heaven’s sake. But I decided I’d show you what else you can do with Verve, so here’s my “first draft”.  I drew one circle and a few of its “stems” in a corner of the shape, then added more circles and their stems to fill it. Kind of cool all-over Verve pattern that warrants further experimentation. This is one addictive tangle! No thinking, no planning, just play.

JJ illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Verve, here.

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5 comments to How to draw VERVE

  • Cherie Hartwick

    The one you have posted here, with no shading, brought to mind a Van Gogh painting. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Laura Albertson

    Hi Linda! I just wanted to say I love this tangle, and I love your variation, maybe even more than the original version. I’ve been playing around with both versions all day, and every time I do your variation, I can’t help thinking it looks like spaghetti and meatballs, lol.

  • ksenija v.

    Lovely pattern for a relaxation. Very enjoyable to experiment with different ways of waving around, it can bring many diverse and great effects, with a lot of oportunity for shading. I am on a diet, so i don’t dare to think of spagetti and meatballs,lol. Thank you for this lovely pattern.

  • Fun, and very writhe-y (like snakes) when done is multiple! It reminds me of Dansk, Magma, Jash and others, yet it’s different. Thanks for all you do Linda!

  • Thanks everyone and thanks Linda. Sharing your unshaded image inspired me and I just finished a piece where I explored Verve more. You helped me see outside of the circle as it were.

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