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How to draw YPSMI

Zentangle pattern: Ypsmi. 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.Happy Friday y’all!

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Today’s Ypsmi tangle is from Swiss CZT Hanny Waldburger and this makes an even dozen of Hanny’s tangles on the site.

Hanny explaines how Ypsmi developed,

I spontaneously found out that I love to draw the lines of the letter Y repeatedly.

I enjoyed to add auras to those Ys and kept drawing those again and again on different tiles.

This way the pattern Ypsmi formed after some time.

Besides being a very simple pattern with a very repetitive character it‘s an easy way to create layers and depth on a tile.

Ypsmi has an architectural look to it to me, reminds me of church arches. Or maybe I’ve been watching too many episodes of Inspector Lewis and I’ve got all that Oxford architecture stuck in my mind? In any case I think you’ll enjoy this one. For the grid-based version after you get the initial Y shapes spaced out, the auras and your choice of fills and shading easily make the tangle pop.

Hanny illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Ypsmi in her notebook below. Hanny’s tiles show ways you can explore Ypsmi including rounding shown on the Zendala and a cool graphite-ghosted version for the left tile’s frame.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Ypsmi, tangle and deconstruction by Hanny Waldburger. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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