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How to draw KUZEK

Zentangled pattern: Kuzek. 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.The tangle pattern Kuzek was created in a class by a friend of CZT® Laura Harms. It’s a variant on the official Zentangle® pattern Cadent.

As Laura points out,

The trick with Kuzek is to alternate the direction of your ‘S’ shape when you turn the tile, as opposed to using the same ‘S’ shape as in Cadent.

I found the backwards S shape quite the challenge at first. My brain was determined I was going to do a proper S, but once I got going and was able to shut down the inner art director it became less confusing and I really enjoyed the curvy flow of the lines. I also added a bit of shading for the fun of it.

Laura has posted step-by-step instructions for drawing Kuzek here. Update July 2022: Laura’s blog seems to have gone missing and until she has it restored, here for your convenience are her steps for tangling Kuzek.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Kuzek, tangle and deconstruction by Laura Harms. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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