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How to draw BYSOMNUS

Zentangle pattern: Bysomnus. 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.Welcome to August, 2017!

Here in Florida things are literally heating up as Storm Season has arrived. We are approaching the height of our hurricane season, traditionally that’s around Labor Day at the beginning of September. Our temperatures have been in the mid-90’s (~ 35°C) for most of the summer, “the hottest July in history”.

On Monday Tropical Storm Emily “blossomed” in the Gulf of Mexico, “With only 8 hours from formation to landfall, Emily is one of the quickest hitting US landfalls in past 30+ years“, tweeted scientist Michael Lowry. TS Emily quickly gained landfall soaking much of the state with sorely-needed rain and threatening our area with tornadoes which thankfully did not materialize. Needless to say, the Weather Channel and weather reports in general become much more of a priority to keep an eye on over the next couple of months.

Today’s swirly tangle could represent this weather theme … Bysomnus is from South African CZT Milde Weiss and it’s her third tangle on the site.

Milde explains her tangle’s name and how it came about,

Somnus was the God of Sleep in the ancient Roman mythology. This tangle came to me while I was lying awake at night. Somnus left me after a brief visit, so it was a case of “Bye, Somnus”!

I thought that I might fall asleep and quieten my busy brain if I could focus on something simple, like a repetitive circular movement… Ha, ha, ha! That circular movement became my new tangle!

It starts off like Well, with the first set of lines starting at the middle dot and ending in the corners. The second set of lines also start in the middle, and end halfway between the corners. The third set of lines start at the outer edges and curve inward, meeting the adjacent lines about two thirds from the middle. The 3 filler lines on each ‘petal’ starts with a middle line from the middle, ending halfway on the outer line, and the two lines flanking it also halving the available space.

Over the years I’ve had many tangle submissions that are very similar in construction to Whirly Bird, some with rounded “petals” to make a floral-looking end result. Others are a simple variation of the Zentangle-original Squid tangle. Milde’s Bysomnus stands out because she takes it a step further in construction for more visual interest. Bysomnus can either be based on a grid as in my example using it as a fragment in a reticula (translation = seed in a grid) or as Milde demonstrates, a free-form tangle with flowing connecting aura strokes.

Milde illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Bysomnus below and she demonstrates it in two beautiful Zentangle® tiles. A delicate touch of shading makes a big difference in this tangle.

Zentangle pattern: Bysomnus.

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Milde’s second Zentangle tile, a Bysomnus monotangle.

Bysomnus tile by CZT Milde Weiss

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