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How to draw ARCHES

Zentangle pattern: Arches. 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.Arches is a lovely, easy tangle from CZT Lesley Goldberg who recently shared her popular Squiggles tangle with us.

As with many ribbon-type tangles, Arches can be drawn in back-to-back rows as I’ve done in my example.

These “humpsy” shapes are always fun to draw. I added some Fescu tendrils to my example, encouraged by Lesley’s Zentangle® tile below. Imagine all the ways you could embellish the outer edge of this tangle instead of Fescu if you so desire. Arches fits nicely along the edge of pretty much any other tangle or string. The curved inner auras added in Step 5 can just as easily be added outside the first row to give it more height.

Lesley illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Arches here and features it in a tile with a variation of CZT Betsy Wilson’s Maryhill and the Zentangle-originals Fescu and Zinger. (Betsy’s Maryhill‘s strokes all meet at the same center point in her tangle deconstruction.)

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