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How to draw TIE

Zentangle pattern: Tie. 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.On this last Monday of October 2016, a very safe and Happy Hallowe’en to you!

As I’ve observed in the past, this marks the beginning of the Sugar Season: Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter. Five or six months of concentrated sugar, sugar, sugar.

And as I must remind myself, five or six months of extraordinary will-power required! 😉

Tie is a very striking and very easy tangle from Taiwan CZT Mei Hua Teng, or Damy as she likes to be called.

Damy tells me she has been busy lately with her patchwork quilting so Tie is her first tangle in a while. And its quilting influence is evident!

Zentangle pattern: Tie. 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.Tie looks very cool without any shading whatsoever though I’ve added a touch in my example above. In the “unvarnished” version here on the right, the square and diamond shapes pop off the page and keep the eye moving around. Its optical effect is similar to the one in CZT Katie Crommett’s Daviso, an example of the figure/ground perceptual phenomenon.

After a few attempts at Tie, I found that if I broke up Damy’s Step 1 into first a series of parallel evenly spaced dash strokes, then turned my tile and added the stroke to complete the cross shape, I had much better control of the overall effect. This works too if you want to use Tie in curved spaces as Damy has done in both of her examples below.

Damy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Tie below. Damy features it in a Zentangle® tile as a pretty variation with auras, together with a bit of CZT Tricia Faraone’s Sanibelle and the Zentangle-originals Flux and Sez. Damy’s deft shading on the “lozenge” shapes gives an embossed texture to the tile.

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In this Zentangle example of Tie, Damy shows how lovely it looks as a minimalist monotangle.

TIE Zentangle by CZT Mei Hua Teng

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 meihuat for more of Damy’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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6 comments to How to draw TIE

  • Doris Cote

    Love TIE. Took it a step further by fitting a rectangular figure in every other space and where the bow ties fit into the space, I used an oval figure, then added a dot inside each space. I may add this to my Zentangle Pumpkin.

  • Linda Kennedy

    I am having so much fun learning about tangling. This has been such a fun journey! People think I can draw, but it’s only that I have a place to start (strings) and have a limited space to fill (tile). I have only been doing this for a month and now have 5 others doing it.
    Thank you for sharing so many ideas! Thank you to all the artists that contribute!

  • Karen Lloyd, Toronto Canada

    Damy, I always love your tangles, and am so thankful that you go to the trouble of creating great step-outs for them, so that we can enjoy them. I am especially fond of Tie. It is so magical how it comes together through the steps. It has such an interesting look, and is so versatile. I find I can use it for many different ‘moods.’ I find it can be gentle and soft without the drawn in shapes, or it can be active and decorative with different accents used on it. It’s fun to draw as well. I did use some pencil lines so I could do wavy patterns with it. I am enjoying it so much! Thank you, again!

  • Susan K Pundt

    Another winner for Damy Teng, eh? It looks very similar to an 8-pointed star quilting pattern.

  • Nice, Thanks Damy for another fun tangle.

  • loving the negative spaces in Tie! what fun!

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