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How to draw AMATH

Zentangle pattern: Amath. 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.Hello again my friends!

Today’s Amath tangle is from Spanish CZT Mar Patricio (María del Mar Patricio González in the CZT Directory) and it’s her first on the site.

Mar introduces herself and her ribbon-style tangle,

My name is Mar Patricio and I live in a coastal town called Ribeira in the province of A Coruña, located in the northwestern of Spain.

I am a person that has always handled numbers in the workplace and at the same time I have always been moved by art.

I got to know about Zentangle in 2015 and was fascinated by what it brought me. So I thought “I want to learn this method and teach it.”

And it would be a few years later in 2021 when that thought would come true, becoming CZT®.

For my tangle Amath I was inspired by the detail of a new tableware that caught my attention while having breakfast.

Amath, it is a geometric tangle, which reminded me while I was deconstructing it, to the math classes that I like so much when I was a student.

Amath is a tangle that can be used as an edge tangle, as monotangle, it has many possibilities.

Mar shares three different ways of tangling Amath and I explored all three but for my example today I’ve used the first version.

Mar illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Amath below where she demonstrates two ways to construct it and includes a monotangle tile featuring both.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Amath, tangle and deconstruction by Mar Patricio. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Here Mar demonstrates a third way to construct Amath and she features it in three tiles demonstrating ways to embellish it with very different results.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Amath, tangle and deconstruction by Mar Patricio. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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