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How to draw DIVI

Zentangle pattern: Divi. 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.Last day of November – wowzahh – how did that happen?!

UK tangler Jem Miller (aka Ragged Ray)’s Divi tangle is an interesting ribbon or border-style tangle to wrap up the month.

Divi is her sixth tangle on the site, each one quite different and of course fun to tangle.

Divi, Jem writes,

is based on a series of Y shapes each fitting into the next and growing smaller as they go. You may see Y shapes, you may see forked branches or paths, or turned upside down perhaps even wishbones. I call it Divi because of the nature of it constantly dividing itself. …

Your Y shapes can be curvy, or straight, or really wavy, or looping upwards or downwards or any which way. I’ve also shown how it can be drawn along a band.

My example of Divi is based on one of the simpler versions Jem demonstrates in her post on a beautiful tile with five different versions tangled with blue ink. She also includes an interesting geometric version “with corners instead of curves” where the nested Y shapes diminish in size.

Jem illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Divi here on her blog and shares several examples for you to study and explore.

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