How to sign up for a free subscription - never miss a tangle!
What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


All contents of this website are Copyright © 2010 - 2023 Linda Farmer,, and artists where named. Copying content in any form other than for your own personal offline reference and inspiration is expressly prohibited. No content may be reproduced, pinned or republished without express written permission. This work is not allowed to be used in training AI systems. Commercial use of any content is prohibited. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Artists for Respect
Your support helps keep TanglePatterns available!


Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings: simply pop in any number in the range of 1 to 250.


How to draw DOOLEEDO

Zentangle pattern: Dooleedo. 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.Here’s another simple, fun tangle pattern for you. Dooleedo is from Ksenija Vojisavljevic and as she has done with some of her other tangles, Ksenija’s steps includes ways to vary the pattern for a little different look.

Dooleedo is especially for those of you who love continuous line tangles. And while Dooleedo is quite simple, just like Paradox I think you’ll find it will challenge your concentration. There are oodles of creative options for embellishing Dooleedo too.

My Dooleedo example combines Ksenija’s first variation shown below (curving lines in), and the addition of extra lines shown in her second variation (curving lines out).

I wonder if this tangle will begin showing up in the margins of meeting notes and on telephone message pads. I can see free motion quilters playing with this one too.

Here are Ksenija’s steps for having fun with Dooleedo.

Steps for drawing Ksenija's Dooleedo tangle pattern

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate this tangle in your Zentangles and ZIAs, or link back to this page. However the artist and reserve all rights to these images and they should not be pinned, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights.

Check out the tag ksenijav for more of Ksenija’s patterns on


Enhance your Zentangle experience while supporting TanglePatterns:

CURRENT EDITION! TANGLE GUIDE, 2024 Edition TANGLE GUIDE, 2024 Edition The 13th Edition of the TANGLE GUIDE is an instant-download 109-page interactive digital eBook/PDF containing approximately 2,000 tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2023. It's a great resource and a must-have digital tool for using the site. Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page and help keep going by getting your copy now!

"Linda, Thank you! I was relying on too few and getting stuck after 3 years of daily working with Zentangle. This has inspired me to ‘begin again’ with renewed excitement." ~ Barbara R.

See the BOOK REVIEWS page for more details on its features and view a sample page. Note: this is a digital product you download immediately when you place your order, nothing will be physically mailed to you.
GIFT ORDERS FOR ANOTHER PERSON: To give the TANGLE GUIDE as a gift, visit this page to place your gift order.
If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.

Zentangle Primer Volume 1 This is the only Zentangle book you'll ever need: the fabulous Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®. Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
NEW! Now available in KINDLE format for $9.99. Spanish Edition here. Japanese Edition here.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H


26 comments to How to draw DOOLEEDO

  • this looks incredible! trying it this afternoon 🙂

  • jill

    Wonderful! It looks very Dr. Seuss-like.

  • Kim

    I was looking for something to use in the outer “petals” of my current Zendala. This is perfect! Thanks.

  • Rae

    I love it, it’s wonderful. I will probably try it tonight while vegging in front of the tv.

  • Sue Zanker

    Love this one…….actually it looks a bit reminiscent of some Medieval decorating designs! I shall enjoy winding and EN-tangling this one amongst my next few tangles!

    Also something a little unrelated…..I need to tangle often and have been using the ‘formula’ of the black, white and grey shading, achieving a lovely ‘inward’ meditative state and come away quite relaxed and ready to face the world again. However, recently I tried adding just tiny bits of colour with my gel pens, usually just random spots of one colour per tile, and what happened ? Poof, my meditative state disappeared…….I think because I found myself thinking too much about where my “random” spots of colour should go ! It was quite amazing to me how different I felt. So now my daily meditation tangles, remain black, white and grey and I keep my ‘touches of colour’ for when I don’t “need” to tangle ! The experience really was amazing!

  • Joyce Blodgett

    Very pretty! I like the long, tall, curving variation, especially.

  • Julie Beard

    Love the simplicity of these zentangles!!!

  • Barbara Rickman

    I love this pattern , I’m so very new at doing this but I will be adding it to my patterns ,

  • Katherine

    Have to say….. this is one of my FAVORITES of all time! Love it!

  • veronica ward

    this I am going to love- some patterns are just too complicated!!

  • Susannah Ayres-Thomas

    Beautiful–with the shading, it becomes so dynamically dimensional. I LOVE this one. Thank you so much!

  • A friend made me aware about Gustav Klimt , his art work is so much like zen tangles , I love his art. Look it up on the Internet .

  • This is great, it really reminds of one of our highland native plants. So easy and so effective.

  • One of my favorite patterns is Betweed, and this reminds me of that style! Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • ksenija

    Thank you everybody for lovely comments

  • Love this tangle. So much fun to make and so easy!

  • Terra

    I love this tangle so much! In fact, I am experimenting with making cards using this design, varied into a Christmas Tree! It comes out so very lovely!

  • Eliza

    I love this one – so simple yet with so many alternatives

  • Sharon Wrench

    I love this design. When I received this e-mail, I did not have any paper by my IPad, so I practiced it on the bottom of my Kleenex box (I love the design). Thank you so much for sharing!

  • karen

    love looking at the images! I am an art teacher who (hasn’t taught in a while) and this will be fun to do when I start teaching again..

  • Carolyn

    This is one tangle I really like and it will be fun to figure out how many ways this can be used.


  • Hailey

    i’m here because my art teacher assigned this homework to us, and I love this homework. I also wanted to say I absolutely love this design

  • Mary

    Inspiring! How do you wonderful artists keep track of all these riches?

    Respectful Novice

  • Nice. So many tangles. Linda, glad you put up some of the older ones that were on the site long before I even knew about Zentangle. I don’t alway take enough time to search what in on your site so good to have them brought to the surface again.

  • Angie

    Another wonderful tangle! Thank you Ksenija for the inspiration and Linda for all your effort, time and love you continiously put in the art of zentangle! Truly appreciate it and although it’s my first comment on your site, I follow you for sometime now and practice your art with love and respect.
    Hopefully I will meet you and your team in the near future.
    Yours, Angie from Athens, Greece.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>




Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.