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How to draw RIXTY

Zentangle pattern: Rixty. 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.Unique, fun and incredibly versatile, Rixty is the latest new Zentangle®-original tangle introduced to the tangling world by the founders of Zentangle®.

Maria created Rixty in honor of a very special occasion for Rick last month and the CZTs have been playing with it and teaching it for the last few weeks. Now it’s everyone’s turn!

As we all patiently (well, maybe some of us) await the promise of spring and all the wonders it brings, we want to share with all of you the gift I gave him for his 60th birthday that we recently celebrated. … Creating this new tangle was more difficult than usual. As most of you know, Rick sort of gravitates towards straight line tangles and I, on the other hand, am a bit on the curvy side . . . But I put all my preferences aside and presented him with rixty. Our daughter Martha came up with the name rixty. Pretty cool, I think.

Rick writes,

This tangle is initially taught with a triangle base. However, rixty is one of those tangles which is a system (like tripoli or bales) that can be done with many different forms . . . once you understand the step-out. … Our objective in creating any tangle is to use just a few elemental strokes in an easily repeatable pattern.

Zentangle pattern: Rixty. 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.Maria illustrates the steps for drawing the basic Rixty here, and offers a bunch of ways to play with the new tangle: Whirling, Diverging, Spoking (my example above), Line Dancing (on right), Helixin, Trixty, Tethered, Renegade, Mooking, Cremini, and Chainging Rixties. Whew … tons of fun! Some of these variations you’ll need to learn from your local CZT, so “Contact a CZT in your area to explore more of rixty’s potential.”

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UPDATE December 14, 2018 – Project Pack #04. As part of the Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition series, in this Day 12 video starting at 14:21 Martha and Molly demonstrate how to tangle Rixty.

Day 12‘s video includes Tipple, Zinger, Vega, Verdigogh, and Rixty.

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UPDATE April 17, 2020 – Project Pack #09. As part of the Spring has Sprung project pack, Maria joins her daughter Molly for the second preparation video. In this video, Maria demonstrates how to tangle Pokeleaf at 4:15, Pokeroot at 7:53, Rixty at 10:04, two versions of Flux at 14:30, Sampson at 19:19, Springkle at 22:36, and Verdigogh at 25:51.

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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
These are the links to my Zentangle Apprentice Project Pack summaries:
  1. Coming 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.

Related Links

  • Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  • A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle.
  • Un motif n’est pas toujours un tangle — Qu’est-ce qu’un tangle ?
  • Un diseño no es siempre un tangle — ¿Qué es un tangle?
  • How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns
  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
  • For lots of great FREE tutorials on TanglePatterns, click on the TUTORIALS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page
  • Looking for tangles by Artist or Type? For details visit the ABOUT > HOW TO FIND TANGLES BY ARTIST OR TYPE page on the top menu bar of any page on the site.
  • Strings! Have we got STRINGS! Click on the STRINGS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page for 250 different (free) Zentangle-starters. More than enough for any lifetime!
  • What is a Zentangle? — if you are new to the Zentangle Method, start here for the fundamentals

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1 comment to How to draw RIXTY

  • judy morgan

    #mariatovar’sinklessbrilliance

    By tile #4, I had goosebumps. Such a simple, unique creative expression. Just W O W !! I’m going to do this dry, and then play with distress oxide ink pad inks and a water brush…Great job, Maria. Thank you for sharing.

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