Here’s my latest tangle pattern step-by-step for Diatom. This pattern is based on a scanning electron microscope image of a diatom. Diatoms are small algae-like organisms that populate bodies of water. I’ve been fascinated by them since learning they can be important in forensics, when I went to the Royal Free pathology department museum around 30 years ago.
This is my latest tangle pattern – Crosseyed. Apparently, a cross-shaped pupil would be an optical nightmare. Who knew? I quite like how this turned out, particularly with the negative space between circles looking as if it has page curl turn backs. A bit of subtle shading can increase the impression of spherical eye balls…
Here’s another tangle pattern inspired by a traditional pub carpet. This one is a single motif, which when repeated meshes nicely to make a new pattern with the elements within the motif.
I’ve been doing various things away from the studio again this month, as well as creating a project for publication – which of course I can’t share. It hasn’t helped that I have just spent 8 hours installing and troubleshooting a new broadband router. Just as well I have a rough idea of what I am doing (and thank goodness for Google!). So, in the meantime, here’s another tangle pattern based on those found in a traditional pub carpet:
I’ve snatched a couple of moments to put pen to electronic tablet, and here’s another tangle pattern inspired by a pub carpet – the third in an as yet unlimited series. Technically, these aren’t true zentangle patterns as they are too complex, with too many pen lifts to create. I suspect that drawing it as a fill-in pattern would probably also break the 20-30 minute guidance for completing a zentangle tile. A;; the pub carpet patterns so far do, however, meet the six steps or less criterion to replicate in your own tangles. Enjoy!
It’s time to share another tangle pattern based on a pub carpet I’ve taken inspiration from. Lots of ways of using this, so I’ve added two variations. I particularly like that the appearance changes so much when drawn on point.
Here’s the bit of the carpet I adapted: