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How to draw QUARE

Zentangle pattern: Quare. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Once captivated by Zentangle® you become observant of small details and begin noticing patterns everywhere. Even in the flooring in your attic.

And that’s what inspired Beth Snoderly and today’s tangle pattern, Quare. “I saw part of this pattern in my new attic flooring. I figured I would tangle it a bit and came up with Quare.

This is a great Monday tangle. It’s simple, you can really get into a rhythm/zone drawing it, and even while focusing on making deliberate strokes it fills a section quite quickly. Shading really makes it pop.

Here are Beth’s step-by-step instructions for drawing Quare, along with some tips and two monotangles using Quare. The second monotangle illustrates some variations using circles and what Beth calls a “diagonal split”.

Quare starts with a grid of squares or rectangles. Then you “split” up a column or row and start the drawing the half squares. I usually start on the right then make a smaller one on the left, then back to the right then left, and continue until it looks complete. Usually I have 2-4 half squares on each side. You can play with the size of the grid and get different looks.

Steps for drawing Beth Snoderly's Quare tangle pattern

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And here’s Beth’s Quare variations monotangle …

Quare Variations by Beth Snoderly

Check out the tag beths for more of Beth’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

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