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How to draw BOO*KEE

Zentangle pattern: Boo*Kee. 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.What do you get when you combine the official tangles Rain and Onamato?

Canadian CZT Laura Harms has come up with this tangle pattern she calls Boo*Kee. “Say it fast, like bookie, or bukee“.

As you may know, Laura runs a weekly Zentangle® challenge at her “I am the Diva” blog and last week the challenge was for those so inclined to try their hand at her new tangle. For my example here, just for fun and a bit of variation I started with alternating sized orbs with a hint of shading for contour on the larger ones.

Laura illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Boo*Kee here on her blog. Laura shows at least six ways to vary Boo*Kee and no doubt those who participated in the challenge came up with a few more too.

Check out the tag laurah for more of Laura’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

BTW – this week is Laura’s last challenge until the new year as she takes some time off over the holidays. And just as a heads up, I’m planning on doing the same during Christmas week and New Year’s week although I’ll continue to add a weekly string and I also have a refresher in there.

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