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How to draw VO

Zentangle pattern: VO. 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.We start this week with the fun VO tangle from six-year-old Vincent Roller who is blessed with a wonderful Zentangle® advantage.

Vincent’s Mom is German CZT Nadine Roller and they are lucky enough to spend quality time together tangling.

You may recall that Nadine recently shared her Winflow tangle with us. She writes,

“My six year old son asked me if i could send you his pattern ‘VO’ he came up with a few weeks ago while tangling with me.

He would like to call it VO, because there are so many V in it (he loves the V because of his name Vincent 😉 and that the pearls also look like Os. VO!”

As Vincent has deconstructed it VO is a ribbon or border-type tangle. As with most tangles of this type, it makes a perfectly fine fill tangle when placed back to back. It offers a variety of fill and shading options. For my example I simply chose to fill the “star” shapes with graphite.

Vincent delightfully illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing his VO tangle here on his Mom’s blog (scroll quite a way down the page). Nadine created several examples to demonstrate Vincent’s tangle and also experiments with several ways to shade VO.

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7 comments to How to draw VO

  • Jutta Gladnigg

    Lieber Vincent! Das hast du toll gemacht! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu deinem wunderschönen Muster!
    Herzliche Grüße nach Köln! Jutta

  • Such a beautiful tangle, from the heart, by Vincent along with his CZT mother…perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  • Viele Glückwünche zu diesem tollen Tangle! Wunderschön hast du es gemacht liebe Vincent. Herzliche Grüsse aus Belgien.

  • Sheryl

    Six years old and published on…OUTSTANDING!!!

  • joyce

    This is such a great tangle, and to realize that it was invented by a six year old child is mind-blowing. I went to the blog, and was also astounded at his suggestion to his mom that they use numbers for the strings on their tiles!! Vincent is a very smart little boy, and I hope he keeps on tangling and bringing us new patterns as he grows.


  • Thank you very much for your lovely comments ladies!!!
    Vincent is so happy and delighted – and me , too, you can imagine :-)!!!
    Such a wonderful surprise Linda: we are running out of words :-)…
    This afternoon we will take an atlas and I will show him Florida and all the other nice places where you live and maybe trying tangling Vo….
    You are so amazing: the publication and also the feedback is overwhelming!!!
    Have much fun tangling Vo… :
    With warm regards from Germany, Cologne,
    Vincent and Nadine

  • Très joli modèle ! Je suis touchée que ce soit un modèle d’enfant ! Merci à Nadine et Vincent ! (et il est vrai que le dessin de Nadine avec les différentes façon d’ombrer montre bien les différents effets qu’on peut obtenir !
    Merci à eux pour le partage et aux auteurs de ce site que je suis régulièrement et qui me réjouit toujours autant !

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