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How to draw (O)

Zentangle pattern: (O)Happy September the 1st and Happy Labor/Labour Day, all those celebrating. And if you’re still with me today, here’s another tangle pattern from Damy (Mei Hua Teng).

(O) is so named, because it’s composed of the following strokes: ( O ) . How hard is that? And how cool to create a tangle from them.

Apparently having punctuation as part of a pattern name is a difficult thing for a software filing system to swallow. So you’ll find this tangle filed under the “O’s”. And I trust we won’t encounter any more odd tangle names or they’ll be too difficult to remember or locate. For more from Zentangle® on “Naming your pattern”, see the SUBMIT YOUR PATTERN page.

Damy’s inspiration was this wallpaper sample which she saw in a restaurant and has deconstructed and developed into the lovely pattern you see below.

Damy's inspiration for (O)

(O) makes liberal use of the Zentangle® technique of rounding on the ( and ) strokes. That little bit of shading on the orbs really makes a big difference to this tangle.

Here are Damy’s step-by-step instructions for drawing (O) and in her example she shows some interesting variations.

How to draw (O) by Mei Hua Teng

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This is a lovely Zentangle Damy shares, featuring her (O) tangle.

Zentangle by Mei Hua Teng (Damy) featuring (O)Check out the tag meihuat for more of Damy’s patterns on


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