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How to draw ELLISH

Zentangle pattern: Ellish. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.Ellish is the latest lovely new tangle from Maria Thomas at Zentangle® HQ. It was recently introduced at CZT Seminars 22 and 23 in April and to all CZTs shortly thereafter.

As Rick writes, “Maria deconstructed this deliciously layered and interwoven tangle from the cursive letter ‘L’.

I think you will be amazed at how varied this tangle can be and as Maria says, it’s curvy and Betweedy! And so much fun to draw!

For my example of Ellish I used one of Maria’s illustrations with the upper portions of 3 cursive L’s (without the bottom loop) meeting at the center point (see the bottom left in the image below). I could have continued on to layer mine out more but I liked what it looked like at this point. So I stopped. I think it would make a nice piece of silver jewellery. No clue how to do that.

Maria illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Ellish here in the latest Zentangle newsletter which also features beautiful examples of Ellish on a Renaissance Tan Zendala tile and on the original white Zentangle tile.

These are more Ellish examples from the development stages which Rick and Maria have generously given me permission to share.


Image copyright Maria Thomas and Zentangle® and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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