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How to draw UNDU

Zentangle pattern: Undu. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatternUndu is more of a technique than a tangle per se, but it’s a good one. A super simple tangle pattern that turns out different each time you draw it and it’s an excellent exercise to practice your Zentangle® auras.

You may be surprised to learn there’s actually a simple logic to drawing Undu‘s randomness and it’s a very engaging tangle to draw. Undu was “named so because it’s very undulating.”  Undu starts out similar to Suzanne McNeill’s River but then Undu diverges, quite literally.

Undu is his first tangle on the site from young Daniel Lamothe, who writes he’s “currently in the tortuous years of ‘teenagerhood’ “. Some time ago Daniel shared his personal story about how Zentangle helps with his ADHD and anger management issues and he shares his Zentangle-inspired creations on his blog.

Unduis pretty easy and forgiving, although it definitely requires some focus if you want to get all the auras juuuuuust right.” He also notes Undu looks quite bold with some of its lines filled in. I added a bit of shading to my example although it’s hard to see.

Daniel illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Undu here on his blog, where his final example includes the bold look of filling in some of the lines.

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