Day Seventeen asked me to continue to focus on organic curvy patterns and seek to combine them with a linear style tangle. If you haven’t notice already, I tend to lean towards using organic looking tangles, which is my preference, but trying to combine organic pattern with a more uniform defined pattern was a little more challenging.
As an added challenge, I had a hard time figuring out how to combine the recommended newly learned tangles into this piece. Eventually, I ran across a suggested string template found on tanglepatterns.com. (String Template # 043)
If you haven’t had a chance to explore tanglepatterns.com, this is a “must-stop” website for beginners or anyone looking to expand their tangle pattern collection. This site is loaded with official Zentangle patterns and other custom designed patterns from around the world. Tanglepatterns.com also has plenty of helpful tips, guides, and book reviews. This is where I go to for inspiration or if I am just “stuck” and not sure how to begin a tile.
After I found the string template from tanglepatterns.com, I was no longer unsure of myself and was able to start my tile. For the outer diamond area, I began filling in the tile with “Virtruvius” tangle which is cool pattern that alternates between a circle and square. For the center area I used the lollipop looking pattern called “Sedgling” and filled in the rest of the center with “Courant” which is a design that fills in open areas nicely.
All-in-all, this didn’t turn out too badly and I was happy for the chance to unwind while I created this. I hope you get a chance to unwind this evening as well. If you not sure where to begin, just pick a pen and start drawing. 🙂
Until next post…