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How to draw EZE

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Eze, tangle and deconstruction by Emiko Kaneko. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Hi everyone, delighted to see you again 😉 !

Today for our mid-week muse we are exploring Japanese CZT Emiko Kaneko’s lovely (and easy) Eze tangle.

Emiko has several beautiful tangles on the site, Nayu was her most recent.

Emiko explains a little about her Eze tangle and her inspiration for its name:

This tangle is drawn with the image of a plant. Even one piece looks like a petal or a leaf, and when one leaf is piled up, it grows into various shapes.

It is easy to draw because it consists only of C curve and S wave.

You can place this tangle between other tangles, make it into a flower leaf, or connect it to make a plant. I think it’s a very easy-to-use tangle.


The name of Tangle is “Eze”, It’s a small village on a hill between Nice and Monaco that I’ve been to there in my late twenties. The botanical garden and cityscape are very cute places like a fairyland. It’s one of my favorite places. so I named it after that place.

From Wikipedia, “Èze is a beautiful hilltop medieval village in the south of France, between Monaco and Nice. The village is famous for its spectacular views, impressive architecture, and stunning geographical location above the French Riviera. …

Photo of the French village of Èze from the Grand Corniche. By Jimi magic at English Wikipedia

Photo of the French village of Èze from the Grand Corniche. By Jimi magic at English Wikipedia – Own work, Public Domain.

Èze has been described as an ‘eagle’s nest’ because of its location overlooking a high cliff 427 metres (1,401 ft) above sea level on the French Mediterranean. It is so high that the light ochre church within (Notre Dame de l’Assomption built in 1764) can be seen from afar. An Egyptian cross inside the church suggests the village’s ancient roots, when the Phoenicians erected a temple there to honour the goddess Isis.

Èze, renowned tourist site on the French Riviera, is famous worldwide for the view of the sea from its hill top. Its Jardin botanique d’Èze is known for its collection of cacti and succulents, as well as its panoramic views. Walt Disney spent a significant amount of time in Èze.

The oldest building in the village is the Chapelle de la Sainte Croix and dates back to 1306.

BTW – If you click on the photo of Èze above you’ll get a better sense of the breathtaking panorama of this famous village. Wowzers.

Emiko illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Eze below where she features it in a graceful duotangle with a delicate variation of the Zentangle-original Bronx Cheer.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Eze, tangle and deconstruction by Emiko Kaneko. 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 reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” ~ Albus Dumbledore

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12 comments to How to draw EZE

  • Lovely sweet tangle, I like it immediately!

  • Mary Reich

    I love this new pattern, EZE. I began the new art form of decorating cookies during the pandemic and have been piping my favorite Zentangle patterns on my cookies. This new pattern will work well on a cookie! Thank you!

  • Always happy to find another leafy, flora tangle! I assume it’s pronounced “ezz” like the French would?

  • Dessie Arnold

    This looks like fun – like others, I love seeing new botanical tangles. It was also interesting reading about Eze the place – now I’ll have to look online further – sounds beautiful.

    Thank you Emiko and Linda!

  • Jyothi Krishnamurthy

    Hi Emiko, glad to see another pretty tangle, EZE is very pretty. Has many possibilities. Thank you.

  • Jenn Brayton

    Thanks to these posts I feel like I am learning so much about the world! I would love to visit Èze – what an incredible view and experience!

    And what a fun and lovely tangle to explore!

  • Jody Genovese

    Dear Emi, such a simple tangle that looks so elegant under your pen. Thank you for all of your beautiful contributions. I love it.

  • Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! ( Eze pronounces like a French would.)
    I hope you enjoy using it!!

  • Elizabeth Ruby-Cunningham

    Thank you for sharing this tangle! It is fun and a challenge at the same time. Keep up the good work!

  • What a fun organic tangle. Looking forward to playing with it.

  • Jasmine Jehangir

    Emi, I love this leafy tangle! it can fit anywhere and is magnifique!

  • Sue Zanker

    This morning I found EZE On a tile by Anita Westin, which I loved. I found the stepouts and info about this lovely pattern by Emi on this amazing site on which Linda gives the world so much about tangling and Zentangle. I have been visiting this site and learning so much since 12th February, 2012 when my friend Rae suggested I look at it. She never in her wildest dreams could have known what an incredible gift she gave me, as tangling and Zentangle changed my life. So thank you once again Rae, and to Linda, Emi and Anita…..all wonderful widening ripples in a pond, when Rae threw that first pebble of suggesting I “check out” tanglepatterns so long ago!

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