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How to draw YUMA

Zentangle pattern: Yuma. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. All rights reserved.Here’s another fun tangle pattern from Swiss CZT Tina Hunziker who recently shared her KauriKunda tangle with us.

Tina writes that she came up with this tangle in April of this year and it wasn’t inspired by anything in particular, “it came from inside me. i really like it, and named it ‘Yuma‘, in a native american language it’s a name meaning: the son of the chief.

Yuma is the type of tangle that really appeals to me. There isn’t a “pattern” per se, but simply some repeated random strokes that you add as your intuition indicates. There is an initial “logic” to it, but after that you’re on your own and each time turns out completely unique. I know, I’ve done quite a few because I was having so much fun.

In her steps below, Tina first shows a more “organic” version of Yuma that starts with a leaf-and-stem type drawing. However the random variation she shows on the right is a purely Zentangle® approach, and that’s what I’ve used for my example here. Shading adds the interesting puffy touches to Yuma.

Here are Tina’s step-by-step instructions for drawing Yuma. As you can see in her finished Zentangle, making some of the areas solid stripes creates another striking variation. Using different shapes in place of the rice or seed shape could also provide some interesting variations to experiment with.

How to draw YUMA by CZT Tina Hunziker

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Here is Tina’s lovely monotangle example of Yuma, with metallic pen accents.

Yuma monotangle by CZT Tina Hunziker

Check out the tag tinah for more of Tina’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

Update: You can also find this tangle on Tina’s new blog here.

The past week at the Farmer household has been a lot like living in the Twilight Zone. Our cable, phones and internet have each and separately been on and off from minute to minute and it’s enough to drive you right out of your mind. This is my way of offering my apologies for delays in responding to emails etc., even knowing whether I’d be able to add new tangles for you has been questionable. Looking forward to smoother sailing this week although we’re still in an on-and-off limbo …

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