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How to draw FLOOSE

Zentangle pattern: Floose. 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.Floose is a simple, attractive ribbon-style tangle deconstructed by Whitby, Ontario, Canada, tangler Judy Murphy and is one of her many sweet and/or whimsical tangles on the site.

Floose makes an airy change of “density” from the more intense Faux Weave and Satsu we’ve had recently.

Floose is so easy and fun to tangle and you can develop a nice rhythm as you follow Judy’s first example with the arrows. For my example I added little black orbs on the “points” – as I noted recently I seem to have a need to put little stoppers on sharp ends 😉 Auras around the entire “ribbon” would also be pretty.

It’s possible to tangle parallel columns of Floose to meet up at the points where I added “stoppers” (or offset it at the outer curve of the spirals = half drop) thus creating a filler for a section of your Zentangle® tile. Many ribbon-style tangles can be adapted like this.

Judy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Floose below and she shows it in a Zentangle-inspired (ZIA) bookmark-type strip shown at the lower right corner.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Floose by Judy Murphy

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9 comments to How to draw FLOOSE

  • Marion Seidel

    Very pretty,can’t wait to try it!

  • Linda Dochter

    Floose is a lovely addition to The Method. So smooth and versatile. Judy, do you care to share the inspiration for its name?

  • Paula Commander

    Floose is adorable!

  • Len de Graaf

    Floose looks perfect with the red! TY

  • Judy Stough

    Oh, I like this one! So many possibilities whether it is drawn one sided or mirrored. While trying out Floose, I found it flows easily. I love the way it looks!

  • Judy Murphy

    Thank you for the great comments everyone!! As for the name, it comes from the words flow and loose combined ” Floose” . I find it to be such an easy one to draw that I think the name suits it. :0) I get so excited to see when people like my tangles. I absolutely love this site! I also think it awesome Judy that you say it flows easily , my thoughts exactly…….

  • So easy and flowing. Like it can be used as a ribbon or a fill pattern. Thanks for sharing Judy.

  • Melinda Montana

    This one is so nice! I’m going to try it out later this afternoon. I love the way you came up with the name. Thanks for sharing this with us all!

  • Anna cheer

    I looked at this and thought that it would be really fiddly to draw and to keep even. I’m so glad I gave it a go, though, because the way Judy has constructed it makes it so easy, quick and fun to draw and it doesn’t need to be even. Brilliant. Thank you Judy.

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