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How to draw X-ESS

Zentangle pattern: X-ess. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterIt’s been quite some time since we enjoyed a tangle pattern from Wisconsin tangler Susie Achter but she’s back today with X-ess. A couple of years ago Susie shared her Blips and Undling, another on my list of personal favorites.

X-ess has rather a calligraphic look to it and it’s an easy tangle based on back-to-back C-shaped strokes. It can be drawn in a ribbon-style by drawing them “end to end” in a column and it can also be drawn as a randomly-spaced motif as Susie shows in her example.

I found that to draw X-ess end-to-end as in my example, it helped to repeat Step 1 to get the spacing for the length of the line I wanted, and then to go back and continue with the remaining steps.

Susie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing X-ess below. Simple and pretty, perfect for our Monday tangle. Enjoy!

Zentangle pattern: X-ess. Image © Susie Achter and TanglePatterns.com

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