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How to draw EKE

Zentangle pattern: Eke. 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.Eke is a Zentangle®-original tangle pattern introduced by Zentangle’s originators.

Eke is drawn like a continuous line of the cursive letter “e”, drawn “right side up and then upside down“, as Sandy Bartholomew describes it.

Zentangle pattern: EkeThe thing to remember with this tangle is to allow enough space in your “e” loops for another loop to fit between them. And personally I found Eke easier to draw in columns rather than side to side, turning the tile 90 degrees for each column. Play with it and see what comes easiest to you. Update 09/2013: I’ve replaced my original (novice tangler) Eke drawing from May 2010 here on the right with one I like much better.

Sandy illustrates the steps for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle Eke here.

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UPDATE July 23, 2020 – Project Pack #10. As part of The Legend of Zentangle project pack series, Maria tangles Eke at 22:25.

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