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How to draw MOOKA – a Zentangle video

Zentangle pattern: Mooka. 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.Announcing another Zentangle®-original tangle, “a fun new tangle that’s a bit different because the entire tangle component (we’re calling it a ‘pod’ for now) is completed in one continuous stroke.

Zentangle originators Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts just posted this video of their latest pattern Mooka, inspired by the art of Alphonse Maria Mucha.

Enjoy!!

Zentangle pattern: Mooka. 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.Rick and Maria also posted Maria’s step-by-step instructions for drawing the Mooka tangle in their latest newsletter here. The examples they demonstrate are in their post here. The example on the right is the one I first posted on the site but I’ve recently decided a more traditional example was called for.

Update December 15, 2017 – Project Pack #02. As part of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition, in this Day 5 video Maria demonstrates how to tangle “Kissing Mookas”. For the video showing how to prepare the Zendala tiles, visit this blog post.

Update September 14, 2018 – Maria posted a simplified way to tangle Mooka in this video.

UPDATE December 6, 2018 – Project Pack #04. As part of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition series, in this Day 4 video starting at 09:27 Maria demonstrates how to tangle Mooka.

UPDATE March 4, 2020 – Project Pack #8. As part of the Dancing in the Moonlight project pack, with Rick keeping her company, Maria tangles Well, Mooka, Tripoli, a “Kite on a String” motif, Printemps, Gourdgeous, and Fife on several different black prestrung Zendala tiles:

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UPDATE December 12, 2020 – Project Pack #12. As part of the 12 Days of Zentangle, 2020 Zentangle Renaissance project pack, Molly tangles Mooka on a Renaissance tan tile beginning at 23:35.

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UPDATE December 22, 2020 – Project Pack #12. As part of the 12 Days of Zentangle, 2020 Zentangle Renaissance project pack, Maria tangles Mi2, Mooka and Therefore on a regular square Renaissance tan tile.

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Check out the tag zentangle for more Zentangle®-original tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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Zentangle Project Pack Summaries on TanglePatterns

For your convenience here are the links to all of my Zentangle Project Pack summaries:

  1. November 2017: Introducing Sakura’s White Gelly Roll Pens
  2. December 2017: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition - A Stroll Down Memory Lane
  3. June 2018: A Zentangle Ensemble
  4. December 2018: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition – Making a Zentangle Spinner
  5. April 2019: Zentangle Cartouches
  6. August 2019: No Mistakes
  7. December 2019: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2019 Edition – Light and Shade
  8. March 2020: Dancing in the Moonlight
  9. April 2020: Spring has Sprung
  10. July 2020: The Legend of Zentangle
  11. September 2020: Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!
  12. December 2020: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2020 Edition - Zentangle Renaissance
  13. Coming March 2021: Layers and Transitions.
These are the links to my Zentangle Apprentice Project Pack summaries:
  1. January - February 2021: The Basics of the Zentangle Method

NOTE: You can always find the Project Pack Summaries by looking under ZENTANGLES on the top menu bar for the ZENTANGLE PROJECT PACKS page. OR by looking in the left sidebar under TANGLES BY TYPE for the tag projectpack.

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