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How to draw KNOT RICKZ

Zentangle pattern: Knot RickzKnot Rickz is an elegant tangle pattern from East Hartford, Connecticut, CZT Cheryl Cianci and it’s her first on the site.

East Hartford, we learn on Wikipedia, is home to one of the world’s “big three” aerospace manufacturers, Pratt & Whitney. (General Electric and Rolls-Royce are the other two.)  Ten years ago Rentschler Field stadium was built on the former Pratt & Whitney company airfield and it’s now home for the University of Connecticut Huskies football team. I love learning all this fascinating stuff.

Cheryl writes that Knot Rickzwas created a long time ago (just before I became a CZT in May 2011) … I was trying to figure out how to do Rick’s Paradox via the internet (and getting completely frustrated), I came up with this pattern. I call it ‘Knot Rickz’ Paradox. This pattern can essentially be done in any shape but like Rick’s Paradox works best in a square or triangle. The very first time I started using it I was drawing it in a grid (that works well too).

Zentangle pattern: Knot RickzKnot Rickz reminds me of Fiore, Well and several other grid-based tangles that start with a dot or small orb in the center of each grid box and the curved lines reaching to the corners. I tried Knot Rickz in a grid but my effort turned out a little too dense for my taste. In future I’d leave alternating grid squares (“seeds”) blank to create some white space and preserve the charm of the individual “wrapped” grid shapes. In the end for my example I preferred the look of Cheryl’s free form version of her tangle below.

For that version, what I found was if you space dots throughout the section first and then add the four curved strokes to each, it is simple to create a random placement and varying sizes of the floating wrapped shapes. Shading adds the puffy 3D effect that finishes up this tangle.

Here Cheryl demonstrates the steps for drawing her Knot Rickz tangle. Cheryl thanks CZT Kelley Kelly for scanning the instructions for her, as well as her students and CZT Bette Abdu for encouraging her to submit the pattern to TanglePatterns.

How to draw CZT Cheryl Cianci's KNOT RICKZ tangle pattern

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1 comment to How to draw KNOT RICKZ

  • Rhea Rhodan

    Love this tangle (just found it through today’s “refresher.” Soothing. Makes me think of taffy and caramel. Thank you from finding this “buried treasure.”

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