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

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All contents of this website are Copyright © 2010 - 2021 Linda Farmer, TanglePatterns.com, 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. Commercial use of any content is prohibited. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Artists for Respect
Your support helps keep TanglePatterns available!

RANDOM SELECTOR

Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com 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.

ARCHIVES

How to draw ZOOLOO

Zentangle pattern: Zooloo. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing IN ANY FORM including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission.Time for another easy grid-based tangle and Zooloo fills the bill with a striking look. It’s also a very good reminder about being conscious of making deliberate strokes in Zentangle®.

South African Judy Voges shares her tangle with us and it’s her first on the site. Judy is registered to become a CZT a little later in the year.

Her tangle is named Zooloo because as she “saw the emerging shapes they reminded me of the traditional fighting shields and spears of the Zulu tribe from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.”

Traditional Zulu Shield and fighting spears. The Zulu shield is no longer used in battle and is now used for traditional Zulu ceremonies such as weddings and funerals.

Traditional Zulu Shield and fighting spears. The Zulu shield is no longer used in battle and is now used for traditional Zulu ceremonies such as weddings and funerals.

Judy introduces herself,

I am a 2nd Grade teacher and have been teaching for the last 35 years!

I have always been interested in patterns in crafts etc and have been making cards for many years – I seem to go through phases and discovered Zentangles on the internet about a year or so ago. (my Latest batch of cards were very Zentangle inspired!)

I did a beginner workshop last year with a CZT and I am very excited to say that I am travelling to Providence in April to become a CZT myself. A huge adventure for me as it will be the first time travelling on my own and my first trip to the USA!

Zentangle pattern: Zooloo. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatteThere are a good many ways you can fill and shade the shapes in Zooloo and achieve different looks. This minimalist version on the right is very attractive to my eye. If you are methodical when doing the strokes to fill areas in a grid pattern, you never know what additional ways you might discover to vary the basic pattern.

Judy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Zooloo below and demonstrates it in a monotangle using part of the Zooloo motif as her string.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing pattern deconstructions in any form including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission of the copyright owner. Click the image for an article explaining copyright in plain English.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing pattern deconstructions in any form including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission of the copyright owner. Click the image for an article explaining copyright in plain English.

As you enjoy any of the tangles on the site, please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity for you to enjoy.

Check out the tag judyv for more of Judy’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese-New-Year-2016
Ring in the New Year! Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, Year of the Monkey.

The New Year festival is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honour deities as well as ancestors. Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, and the Philippines. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours. ~ Wikipedia

According to The Telegraph, “The Chinese New Year party in London will be the biggest outside of Asia”. Here’s The Telegraph‘s guide on the traditional celebrations of the Chinese New Year and everything you need to know about the year of the Monkey. Check out the charts there to see what Chinese Zodiac sign you were born under.

Best wishes and good fortune to all our tangling friends celebrating this happy occasion.

.oOo.

Enhance your Zentangle experience while supporting TanglePatterns:

BRAND NEW ! ! TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2021 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2021 Edition

The 10th Edition of the TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE is an instant-download 90-page interactive digital eBook containing 1,500+ tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2020. It's a great resource and a must-have digital tool for using the site. Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page and help keep TanglePatterns.com online 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 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 TanglePatterns.com 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.
"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

.oOo.

16 comments to How to draw ZOOLOO

  • Beth S

    Beautiful and so simple to draw! An awesome new tangle. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Judy, Zooloo is very striking!! Beautiful design and great self-shading that comes from line density. I also love your combination of straight & curved lines. Thank you! I look forward to drawing this one. 🙂 Also … I am so happy for you to be attending the upcoming CZT Seminar. My few days there in 2013 was one of the BEST experiences of my life! The positive, creative energy of Maria & Rick et al along with the 100+ attendees infused me with inspiration and joy that’s still with me today. Enjoy!!!

  • Statch

    Beautiful pattern! I especially like that monotangle — what a wonderfully creative idea.

  • I love it! I can’t wait to try it.

  • Sue Zanker

    One of those patterns I love, one which looks harder than it is ! The sort of pattern where people go…..”how on earth did you do that one?” I shall enjoy giving it a whirl, for sure!

  • Love this tangle pattern. The tile using the tangle is very striking. Looking forward to creating with your pattern

  • That’s a lovely pattern Judy! So happy to see another South African joining the ranks of CZT! Have fun at the seminar, it was a really wonderful experience. Brenda CZT #13

  • Val Steele

    I get very excited when I seen posts from fellow South Africans and I really love your Zooloo. Have a wonderful time when you attend your workshop. I look forward to seeing more creations.

  • Sandra Riggins

    I liked it. Time consuming but has a nice uniformity.

  • Pat Floerke

    I love this deconstruction! Thanks, Judy and Linda.

  • Beryl Prusinoski

    Thanks for the tangle. It’s based on a square grid but looks rectangular when it’s finished, which I like. I also like your monotangle – it reminds me of stained glass windows in a cathedral.
    I hope you enjoy your trip to the US and that you feel very welcome. And I’m sure the class will be great; I hope to take it myself sometime.

  • Sue Leslie

    Thanks for sharing Judy V. This is a neat tangle and so easy. Hoping to get to meet you in April as I am doing the CZT in April as well.

  • Mooi so, Judy! Geniet die VSA en die kursus. Well done. Would love to hear from you after qualifying.

  • Donna Lamoureux

    Thank you for such a wonderful tangle. I used 2 different sized Micron pens for the design (05 for the interior lines and 01 for everything else) I really need to concentrate when I do this which is good.

  • Beautiful!! Such a fun tangle!

  • Mary D'Angelo, CZT32

    Dear Judy, Today I played with your pattern Zooloo for the first time. I enjoyed it very much! This year I began learning a new pattern a day just in case Pennsylvania permits our Libraries to have live classes again. For sure I will be teaching Zooloo! Thankyou, Mary D’Angelo, CZT32

Leave a Reply to Donna Lamoureux Cancel 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.