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How to draw BEKK

Zentangle pattern: Bekk. 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.Welcome to Monday and another wonderful week of new tangles to explore. Delighted as always to have you along with me …

Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp is back today with her Bekk tangle. Last one for the month of April, and a super easy one too.

Cyndi explains its name and how it came about:

Bekk is one of those patterns that came about while creating another pattern. Some time over the past year, I’d scribbled it on a piece of paper and had forgotten about it until recently reorganizing my Zentangle® supplies.

Its name came to being because of long time friends from Bellingham WA and San Francisco CA. They traveled across Canada by train from Vancouver BC to Toronto ON to ring in the new year with us. One of the gifts we received was a lovely hand painted stone they’d commissioned a Bellingham rock painting artist to paint as a Canadian flag. Seeing the artist’s name on the back of the stone, I commented it would make a good name for a Zentangle pattern. So in keeping my promise, this pattern is named Bekk.

It’s one of those super easy patterns that once you get into its rhythm you could practically tangle it with your eyes closed.

There are only two adjoining strokes that are drawn in opposing directions – the first is drawn clockwise starting at the upper left (Step 1) and the second is drawn counter clockwise starting at the lower left (Step 2).

Being a simple open design, it provides endless fill/embellishment possibilities and adapts well to being enclosed by lines/auras or in back-to-back rows (see illustration).

Tip: If tangling this pattern in rows, position the loops head to head so it creates the centre diamond that delineates the rows.

I used one of Cyndi’s examples in her tile as the basis for my example, and then I added a little embellishing.

Cyndi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Bekk below and she includes several variations for you to explore. Lots of possibilities this ribbon-style tangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Bekk, tangle and deconstruction by Cyndi Knapp. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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