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How to draw KAZIQUE

Zentangle pattern: Kazique. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.Greetings!

And where would a month of fun new tangles be without a contribution from Canadian tangler, Cyndi Knapp?

Kazique winds up our month very nicely.

Cyndi introduces her tangle with some tips:

Kazique is a simple pattern idea formulated in the wee hours of the morning. When I played with the pattern on paper later the same day, I found it tangled well as a tip-to-tip or side-by-side ribbon and as a stand alone.

A centre line, whether it’s graphite (string) or ink, helps with zigzag size in Steps 2 and 3. It also helps when drawing a tip to tip ribbon.

The number of zigzags in Steps 2 and 3 should be equal.

Kazique also turned out to be quite a chameleon with numerous variations …

Cyndi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Kazique below.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Kazique, tangle and deconstruction by Cyndi Knapp. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Cyndi describes the row of variations included above with the steps:

#1 – Draw all lines (including the 2 small ones in Step 1) on the outside of the oval orb.

#2 – Tangleation using “Rain“.

#3 – After Step 1, draw an odd number of evenly spaced horizontal lines across the oval orb. This will align and join the zigzags in Steps 2 – 3.
(I thought this variation looked rather tortoise shell-ish.)

#4 – A line drawn down the center of the oval orb to create a leaf-like effect. The last variation led me to the most delightful discovery of all when it tangled into a notan.

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BONUS: Cyndi shares a tip for recycling an eyeglass case

I got this spare eyeglass case at our Optometrist’s. I had asked for something bright so it was easy for “somebody” to see it. However, I found a better use for it. Thought you might be interested in another way to use old unwanted eyeglass cases.

Other than tile storage, it really fits the bill for those short trips or even around the house when you only need the basics.

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6 comments to How to draw KAZIQUE

  • Jan Brandt, CZT 12

    Brilliant, Cyndi!! I love that you shared so many variations with us! And I LOVE your Zendala. 🙂 Thanks too for your unneeded glasses case suggestion … I certainly have plenty of those … in a drawer … somewhere! 😀

  • Monica Pariani

    Hermoso patron. Magico y alucinante. Parece sidolico de la decada del 70. Me encanto

    Google Translate: Beautiful pattern. Magical and amazing. It seems symbolic of the 70’s. I loved it

  • Lynda

    Thanks Cyndi. Your. Variations are great. I love to use Tangles in my art work and paintings. Kraique will be perfect for leaves.
    I will pass on your idea for the glass case.

  • Christina Husted

    Cyndi I love your tangles because they are so do-able. Maybe not as good as yours but good enough for me to use to fill a space in my illustrated daily journal. I am amazed at how your mind works to keep coming up with more designs! Thank you, thank you for sharing them with us.

  • Linda Dochter

    Cyndi –

    Thanks for sharing your tangle magic and the sample tile with its uncommon 11-point asymmetry.

    I also put a few Bijou tiles in my to-go kit.

    All the best to you.

  • Thanks for sharing this one. Looks like a fun play when I get time.

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