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How to draw BUGSY

Zentangle pattern: Bugsy. 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.We begin our fresh new week with Bugsy, a fun and easy Monday tangle from Singapore CZT Diana Tan.

A few weeks ago we explored Diana’s interesting Chairs tangle, Bugsy is her second on the site.

You can tangle Bugsy several ways — either organized in a grid or as a loose free-form style tangle. It works by creating a spaced out grid of “bouncy boxes” or by starting with one of those boxes then adding the tear-drop shapes around it and building out from there.

Diana didn’t mention how she came up with her tangle (and I forgot to ask) but she sent along these examples of ways to have fun with it. Lots of ways to embellish this one with fills, shading, varying the sizes of the elements, and whatever else your creative imagination can conjure up. Including ZIA color!

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Diana illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Bugsy below and features it in a simple monotangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Bugsy, tangle and deconstruction by Diana Tan. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. These images are for your personal offline reference only. Please feel free to refer to the images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. Click the image for an article explaining what copyright means in plain English. “Always let your conscience be your guide.” ~ Jiminy Cricket

Here Diana shows how to tangle the free-form variation of Bugsy:

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Bugsy, tangle and deconstruction by Diana Tan. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. These images are for your personal offline reference only. Please feel free to refer to the images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. Click the image for an article explaining what copyright means in plain English. “Always let your conscience be your guide.” ~ Jiminy Cricket

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2 comments to How to draw BUGSY

  • Joyce Blodgett

    How funny is it that, as I was looking at the step out for “Bugsy,” a tiny…weensy!…bug climbed onto my arm, as if to see if any of its relatives were included in the drawing ?!

  • Deborah Davis

    What a fun tangle. Seems to me that it could be used as a ‘fill’ pattern too. Such fun; I like to draw the ‘unsquare’ boxes anyway. Thank you.

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