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How to draw QUIB

Zentangle pattern: QuibIt’s always fun when we get another new official tangle and Quib is the latest addition to the official Zenthology.

For those who are new to Zentangle®, the only “official” tangles are those created by Zentangle — that is to say patterns from Maria Thomas, Rick Roberts and Molly Hollibaugh. Quib was introduced at the CZT Seminar XI in June.

Quib is a sensual and dramatic mix of hollibaugh and aura-ing that enjoys being shaded and mixed in tangleations,” writes Rick.

This tangle’s name is shortened from our original idea which was ‘quibble’ which can refer to ‘splitting hairs’ which seemed appropriate for this tangle. However ‘quibble’ was so close to quipple that we needed a different name. So, we shortened it to quib and kept the original reference.

Zentangle pattern: QuibI practiced Quib many many times before I got an example I’m vaguely satisfied with. My efforts all tended to force some type of order on it, like the raw attempt here on the right. I felt compelled to make a “tidy” pattern of it even when it looks randomly wonderful without being tidy. Much like Mak-rah-mee, I think Quib benefits from a larger space on the tile to give it room to flow.

Maria illustrates the steps for drawing Quib in the Zentangle newsletter here. As always Rick and Maria include a variety of imaginative and lovely ways of interpreting the new tangle. Whether you like your Quib random or orderly, Enjoy!

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