How to draw TORTUCA
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Tortuca is a one of the original 102 Zentangle® tangles and it’s illustrated in Sandy Bartholomew’s book, AlphaTangle. Tortuca is one of my favorite tangles to draw (and to say) and it makes a great filler.
There aren’t any online visual instructions (yet) for drawing this tangle pattern, but Tortuca is an easy enough to figure out.
Start by drawing a basic checkerboard grid. Then fill each square with a spiral, making them all go in the same direction. You can get interesting effects by filling in or shading the background around each spiral, and by varying their direction. Personally, I like it just the way it is. Quite similar to Tortuca is the official pattern Emingle – where the spirals are “squared”.
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- Linda’s List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka “official tangles”) created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning the published Zentangle originals first.
- A pattern is not always a tangle — here’s what makes a tangle.
- Un diseño no es siempre un tangle” href=”http://tanglepatterns.com/zentangles/un-diseno-no-es-siempre-un-tangle” target=”_blank”>Un diseño no es siempre un tangle — ¿Qué es un tangle?
- What is a Zentangle? — if you are new to the Zentangle Method, start here for the fundamentals
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