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How to draw EDDYPER

Zentangle pattern: EddyperWhen Taiwian CZT Damy (aka Mei Hua Teng) first sent me this Eddyper pattern, I thought it was a little too similar in concept to Zenplosion Folds so I set it aside to think about it. But I’ve been playing with it. And I was trying to get it right.

Then Marie’s tutorial on Monday reminded me about this tangle pattern (see her blue ZIA tile example with Q: What provides the coolest effects?) so I dug it out again.

I decided to add Eddyper to the site because Damy has illustrated several unusual and intriguing variations. How she came up with the name, she writes, is “EDDY + PAPER = EDDYPER”. Good enough.

Zentangle pattern: EddyperAs I mentioned above, I’ve been working to get this tangle right.

I’m sure Eddyper is a very easy pattern to draw, the steps are simple. But my brain and my hand simply refuse to agree with one another. I drew pages of the curly things and tried all her variations. This one on the right is one my brain went along with and felt like Zentangle®. It was getting the tiny last stroke in Step 3 coming off the center curl to look like it belonged, that was the rub. That’s why this version here is my preferred one. Anyway, moving right along because I know you’ll enjoy this one  ….

Here are Damy’s step-by-step instructions for drawing Eddyper. Her imaginative array of variations follow, along with examples of each.

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Here are Damy’s illustrations of some variations on the main stroke:

Zentangle pattern: Eddyper, variations

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And here are examples of the stroke variations on a Zentangle tile.

Eddyper variations, by Mei Hua Teng (Damy)

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Here Damy illustrates some of the above variations tangled in the round.

Eddyper - examples of variations by Mei Hua Teng (Damy)

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And finally here is her monotangle Zendala featuring Eddyper. Enjoy!

Zendala featuring Eddyper, by CZT Mei Hua Teng

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11 comments to How to draw EDDYPER

  • Mary Reich

    Every so often a new tangle speaks to me. Eddyper is one of those especially with the headstart of all those variations. I’m going to have fun with this one! Thanks!

  • Sue Zanker

    WOW! Damy, you’ve certainly given us “more bang for our buck” as it were, with this one…….thanks so much for for sharing, I think! I have always had trouble with Zenplosion Folds for some reason, so this one looks like an added challenge ! Thanks Linda for including this pattern, it may help me to overcome what my brain and hand are muttering right at this moment!

  • Wow! Such lovely variations. I love a tangle that is so easy to learn and gives the tangler so much freedomn. Damy’s examples are gorgeous triggers for much creativity. Could this be another system?

  • Mary

    Love the fluid, gracefulness of this pattern. I’ll HAVE to give this one a try!

  • Mary Johnsen

    Love this pattern and the variations.I found it difficult until I started it upside down and then turned it over.
    Many thanks for all you do.

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Mary, I often find that’s the best way to get some of the tangles to flow from the pen for me. Good to know I’m not alone 🙂

  • Susie Achter

    Wow Damy…this is a great one and ALL the variations. Great work. Thank you.

  • Carol Cripps

    Damy has created another lovely tangle. Her tangles are deceptively simple-looking, many times I’ve tried to copy her instructions, only to find that my fingers are to tangle up in them. If I stick with them, though, I can soon produce something that resembles the original. Thank you for sharing her tangles with us, and that of so many other talented tangle designers.

  • Pia

    For some reason this tangle and I don’t get along so well.
    I fell in love at first sight, but the feeling was not mutual.
    I’ll keep trying though !!! Love it too much. I shall prevail !

  • bernath

    MAGNIFIQUES /// QUELLE REEDUCCATION AUSSI /// MERCI

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