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How to draw YOLO

Zentangle pattern: Yolo. 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.Hi there friends and welcome to Easter/Passover week and a fresh new batch of tangle inspiration.

CZT Angie Gittles is back again today to share her sweet Yolo tangle.

Everyone needs a simple vining tangle in their repertoire and the ribbon-style Yolo fits that bill perfectly.

Angie writes,

I don’t do a lot of organics, but I needed an organic tangle that began with the letter ‘Y” for a project on which I was working, and I couldn’t find one that worked. So, I made one up.

The trick here is to ensure that you start your spiral and the bottom of the outward curve so that the leaf-like accents have room to flair out. If you start the spiral at the top of an outward curve, then your lines don’t have room to flair and will get tucked up under the curve above it. Clear as mud?

Depending on the size of your curvy line, you may add as many leaf-like shapes above your spiral as you need to fill in the space to your liking.

Season to taste!

Angie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Yolo below where she features it in a sweet monotangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Yolo, tangle and deconstruction by Angie Gittles. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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