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How to draw BRACE-S

Zentangle pattern: Brace-S. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. 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.Taiwan tangler YuRu Chen is back today with her very adaptable Brace-S ribbon-style tangle.

YuRu writes that Brace-S came as a result of experimentation with auras. She decided to start with bracket or brace shapes and she wanted a way to link them up. Enter the S shape. “Then I added a couple of lines and ended up with this pattern.Brace-S.

Brace-S has so many possibilities and YuRu has explored and shared many of them with us as you’ll see below.

YuRu illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Brace-S here where she’s included an example of variations together with the Zentangle®-original Diva Dance. Even more variations and examples follow below.

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Here YuRu demonstrates her original tangle along with nine ways to vary Brace-S.

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YuRu uses Brace-S with several Zentangle®-original tangles in these three lovely ZIA tiles showing Brace-S used in configurations different from a ribbon or border style.

Tile 1 (Left): Brace-S with Printemps and Diva Dance. Tile 2 (Center): Brace-S with Crescent Moon, Paradox and Tipple; Tile 3 (Right): Brace-S with Joki and Paradox.

In this Zendala, Brace-S makes a lovely circular border.

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