Tangle Pattern: Arrers #1

I’ve been playing, designing three new tangle patterns in the process based on the archetypal block arrow. The first tangle pattern is a simple cross pattern – the next two are a little more complex. As always, shading does make quite a difference to the finished design.

 Arrers #1 tangle pattern

Arrer (plural arrers) [ar-ur]
Slang. Arrow, dart

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Tangle Pattern: Diatom

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.

Diatom tangle pattern

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