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How to draw HOLLYHOCK

Zentangle pattern: Hollyhock. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Happy Tangleversary!

Today TanglePatterns is 6 years old. Wow, SIX years!!! Much gratitude and many thanks to you all for staying the course with me, sharing your tangles and your love of Zentangle®. It’s my honor to keep you tangled … er … tangling! 🙂

Jason Lau is a CZT from New Taipei City, Taiwan, and a member of the 17th certification seminar. He is also a marketing researcher in a computer manufacturing company.

Hollyhock is Jason’s first tangle on the site.

Jason’s inspiration for Hollyhock came from a visit to the Osaka Castle Museum in Osaka, Japan:

I was attracted by the samurai weapons and clothes demo inside, there are so many beautiful patterns on them which is so inspiring.

I bought one book in the museum; it is all about the weapons and family crests.

I found one family crest which is very beautiful, it looks like a hollyhock leaf so I deconstructed it and built this pattern called ‘Hollyhock’.

This is the beautiful embroidered family crest that inspired Jason’s deconstruction. It’s the crest of the Tokugawa clan.

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I used the crest to guide my example of Hollyhock, the most difficult part was envisioning the square tile divided in three equal parts but after a few tries I “got my eye in”. Jason’s example shows Hollyhock in a “tossed” pattern mode where the motifs are “scattered” attractively around its starting point.

Jason illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Hollyhock below and features it in a pretty monotangle along with lots of bits of the Zentangle®-original Tipple.

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Image copyright the artist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate the tangles from this site in your Zentangles and ZIAs, or link back to any page. However the artists and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to these images and they should not be pinned, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights.

As you enjoy any of the tangles on the site, please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours.

Check out the tag jasonl for more of Jason’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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19 comments to How to draw HOLLYHOCK

  • joyce

    Congratulations on six years of doing a wonderful service for the rest of us!! Go out and celebrate, do something just for YOU!!

  • Sean

    This is excellent. Pretty and not as complicated as I thought it would be when I first saw the design!!

  • Morag Smith CZT

    I love your website and this new pattern is beautiful. Please keep up the good work – so many of us get a lot of pleasure from this!

  • Yvette du midi. france

    Très beau. Bravo. Merci du partage.

  • Laura Francis

    Happy Birthday, Tanglepatterns.com, and many thanks to Linda for a wonderful resource! This is a beautiful tangle. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Shirley Coale

    I love this pattern. I love hollyhocks although they are very difficult to grow in my area. I must try to incorporate Hollyhock tangle in my work. Thanks and Congratulations on 6 years of tangling.

  • I really like this! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Maryll

    What a lovely pattern to mark the 6th anniversary of TanglePatterns! Congratulations Linda and Jason.

  • Judith Strausbaugh

    Linda, congratulations.

    Love the Hollyhock. What a beautiful tangle. Jason did a wonderful job on creating this.

  • Congrats, Linda! Six years is amazing. We all love what you have done for the tangling community. Here’s to many more!

  • Congratulations on six amazing years! Your website and all the work you put into it is the best resource for tanglers anywhere! Thank you for all you do for this community, wonderful lady! This pattern is so lovely, and is easy to draw, too. Can’t ask for more than that! I can’t wait to try it out.

  • Congrats on 6 Linda! Thanks for all your efforts! Hey maybe you should try a “Six-ish”!!! Jason, I just tried my first Hollyhock…it won’t be my last. So glad you shared! Beautiful!

  • sister7

    Yes! I’ve only found your site recently but it is my ‘go-to’ for inspiration even when I don’t have time to tangle. So Congratulations for keeping us inspired in such an easy-to-follow site… and I definitely will keep hollyhock as one of those inspirations!

  • Rosemary Turpin

    Congratulations on keeping it going for six whole years at tanglepatterns, Linda! I hope you can find some help from time to time because it`s a huge job. I know we all appreciate your efforts! I love the Hollyhock pattern – the top third could look like an owl, which is a very popular pattern everywhere right now.

  • Happy 6th Tangleversary. Keeping this site going really is an accomplishment. I have a blog, so I know how time consuming it can be. I enjoy organic patterns and I suspect Hollyhock will become a favorite.

  • Linda Underdonk

    Thank you Linda for all that you do for us. Congratulations on your 6th tangleversary. I know I’m going to enjoy Jason’s Hollyhock. My favorite tangles are usually something that looks botanical.

  • Nani

    Very beautiful pattern. I very like this site and I watched a long time for zentangle patterns. Most of them are incredible great.

  • Cheryl

    Congratulations on your anniversary, Linda. I was only introduced to Zentangle a month ago, and already I have learned so much from your website. I’m so hooked! Hollyhock is a gorgeous pattern, and I’m so happy Jason has shared it here. Can’t wait to try it!

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