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How to draw CONOOR

Zentangle pattern: Conoor. 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.Today’s cool op art tangle, Conoor, is from Canadian tangler Rosemary Turpin.

According to Wikipedia,

Op art “is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions … Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. …

Op art is a perceptual experience related to how vision functions. It is a dynamic visual art that stems from a discordant figure-ground relationship that puts the two planes—foreground and background—in a tense and contradictory juxtaposition.

A few months ago Rosemary suggested adding the op art tag to the TANGLES BY TYPE section on the site. She writes, “I just love them and would like to see more people using them!

I agree with Rosemary, there are lots of great op art tangles on the site — worthy of exploration if you haven’t done so yet.

This pattern, ‘Conoor’ was named after my maternal Grandparents’ home on Pilgrim’s Way in Charing, Kent, England, where I lived for a year in 1962-63 while I got my British Secretarial training that supported me through most of my working life. The house was named after the District in India where my Grandfather was a British Army Major during the early 1920s. They went home to Britain after my mother was born in 1922. My Grandfather was a teacher, and got into trouble for teaching Evolution, ‘way back then!

Zentangle pattern: Conoor.Conoor is tangled on a grid using offset rice shapes composed of long brackets, and the resulting alternating spaces inked solid to create its eye-catching effect. It almost seems to be moving. Once the grid was laid down I used a Sakura Graphic 1 (1 mm) pen to fill in the shapes. It’s a bit dicey because the tip is very large so you have to be deliberate with your fill strokes in tight spaces. A reminder that the ink in the Graphic 1 doesn’t dry as quickly, so smudging is another hazard if you aren’t mindful. In the example on the right I experimented with straight lines in Step 2 that produced diamond shapes instead of the curved rice shapes.

Rosemary illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Conoor below.

How to draw Conoor by Rosemary Turpin

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In this example Rosemary features Conoor together with the Zentangle®-original Paradox and YuRu Chen’s recent Q-Belle.

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 rosemaryt for more of Rosemary’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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