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How to draw HEPMEE

Zentangle pattern: Hepmee. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.This fun tangle pattern was created by CZT® Carole Ohl. These little guys almost look like they’re moving and are a great filler for your tangles.

I added a little shading to these ones and I’m sure you can see lots of possibilities for variations.

Carole demonstrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Hepmee here.

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14 comments to How to draw HEPMEE

  • Betsy

    Thank you so much for this site! I look forward to the email updates and get so excited when a new tangle is posted. Thanks for creating, gathering, and sharing!!

  • Karen

    Love the name of this one! That’s what we say here in the South when we’ve fallen and can’t get up…”HEPME, HEPME!!!”

  • LaRae

    What size Mirco pen do you use.

    • Linda Farmer

      I use the Micron 01 for all the fine lines and the larger ones (02, 03, 05, or Graphic 1) for filling large solid areas. They are very reasonably priced for about $2 each and I find they last a VERY long time. My first 01 lasted at least 4 months of pretty constant use.

  • LaRae

    I just found out the other day if you lay the Micron pens flat they last longer. I was looking at some embroidery patterns and talking to a friend about the differant colors they have in the the .01 now and saying now they dont last long. The owner of the Quilt shop said keep them on their side. Thought I would pass that along. Probable old news to you but it was new news to me.! Thats for your quick replay. Did you know that they have some with brush ends now. I picked some of them up. They fill in things quickly.


  • Kimmie

    ^ I’ve always had them standing! Thanks for sharing, I will lay them all down now. 😉

    I found this wonderful site along with Zentangle several months ago but I just kept it bookmarked. But these past weeks I’ve been searching and tangling practically daily! Discovering new patterns [and even original ones] just get me so excited I run off with them!

    I will be commenting every chance I get on here! Thank you TONS for your work!! 🙂

  • I’ve always had them laying on their side because I store mine in a little plastic drawer (the ones I use for fabric and cloth doll making. The one’s I use for Zentangle are also kept lying on their sides because I store them in a wooden cigar box or a plastic see thru box.

  • Danni O'Brien

    Hi, yes, I too love this pattern and the name is great!

    Thanks for the storage hint for microns, I often use rapidograph pens and keep them upside down in a cup so their points won’t dry out.

  • Dayle Mathis

    I started Zentangeling about three or four evenings ago. It a great relaxing experience especially when you combine it with Zen music and candles. I am home alone most of the time, with the pets, and I have had a wonderful time discovering an artistic side of myself. If any of you have heard of G-Force, it is a visualization program that goes with your music on the computer. They have trial offers, and it is like flowing zentangel while the music plays. I even take my tangles with me when I am not creating new designs, so I can used my colored pencils to color in some of the shapes I’ve created. It is a great way to pass the time and makes me feel positive about my day and my life. This is really making a difference in my life, and I have become so much more positive in my outlook on the future and forgiving about the bad decisions I have made in the past. From this point on I move forward, with a positive outlook for my future no matter where it takes me. Thank you Zentangel for my new life.

    And thank you Marie and Rick, for helping me cross a bridge that nobody or nothing could get me over.

    Sent with love,
    Dayle Mathis

    • Linda Farmer

      One of the most wonderful things about creating this site is hearing from people like you, Dayle, who have found their way through really tough times with Zentangle. So glad you have joined us here on I know you will continue to love this great “addiction”. Cheers, Linda

  • Sharon Wrench

    I am fairly new to Zentangle and even though my time is limited, I am totally hooked. Every spare minute is dedicated to learning and experimenting with all of the beautiful patterns that you have all graciously shared for so many people. Thanks to all of you for all of your hard work!!

    Also, enjoy reading the comments and the hints are very much appreciated.

    Love to Tangle!

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