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How to draw YES

Zentangle pattern: Yes. 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.On Monday we had fun with Ya, today we have Yes!

Ya, Yes to having fun with our Zentangle practice!

Belgian CZT Ria Matheussen shares her Yes tangle with us today and it’s her 19th tangle on the site!

Yes was inspired by a design Ria spotted while watching a program on television.

This time, I didn’t go on “hunting” but the pattern flew all of a sudden into my face and asked me to send it in, and so I did.

Just on an ordinary evening, I was looking to a dating show on TV. Two people who met each other for the first time were asked to prepare a meal together. They could learn to know each other better during the cooking time. When dinner was ready, they could choose: eating together (yes) or going to the take away (no).

In this case they said Yes and when I was looking further, I saw a wonderful pattern popping up on the door in their dining room:

Immediately I took a piece of paper and started to draw. I added a few details to form three examples of borders, but many other variations are possible…

When you draw the borders side by side, it becomes a nice filler, also with a lot of possibilities: you can draw the basic form in the same way again and again (first example) but you can also mirror them (2nd example).

I added also a tile with a coloured combination of Yes, Pokeleaf, Kettling, Shattuck, Andante, Copada, and Florez.

In fact, you can start to draw this tangle in two different ways, but I think that starting the way I did, makes it easier to draw afterwards nice equal squares to finish the pattern.

There is more than one way to form Yes and eventually after finding my looped stroke wanted to wander where I didn’t intend, what I resorted to was creating a row of squares to which I added the loops. Different path, same lovely outcome. The options for fills and embellishments are irresistible — without even considering ZIA color variations — yet I actually managed to restrain myself for my example.

Ria illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Yes below, where she includes just a few variations for us to explore. Almost all ribbon-style tangles can be placed side-by-side in rows or columns to create a beautiful repeat pattern filler.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Yes, tangle and deconstruction by Ria Matheussen. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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