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How to draw IRRADIAL

Zentangle pattern: Irradial. 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.Spanish tangler Tomàs Padrós is on a tangle pattern roll!

Irradial is his latest tangle, and it is a fine one indeed.

Tomàs writes,

Irradial is a conceptually simple pattern. The idea is very simple.

A line divides the surface in two areas. Two points are determined on that line. From one of the points a line radiation is drawn to one side of the line. From the other point the same thing is done on the other side of the line. The line could be straight, curved or wavy. The effect produces a certain twisting sensation.

I have called it Irradial because in it there are two radiation sources.

Originally I designed Irradial a while ago as a fragment for a grid of squares. I placed the two radiation points on the diagonal of the square. But I did not use it anymore and it stayed like an isolated fragment in my notebook. One day reviewing my notes I decided to rescue it. Like many of my patterns this idea arose by chance, playing with the pen and following my intuitions. It’s possible that I had been practicing the tangle Facets shortly before. I don’t remember.

It’s amazing the amount of possibilities that such a simple idea can have. It adapts perfectly to regular and irregular shapes, straight and curved. You can easily solve the filling of an area bounded by strings. You only need to enter a line with two points. You can also combine it with areas that have a single radiation center.

If it’s used as a regular fragment, you must draw the same number of lines on each side of the square, so that the fragments fit together. Play with shading. In my case, I usually darken two of the four sides of the area and the two points.

When we can’t think of what to do next on our tiles Rick and Maria remind us to simply add auras. To this I would add, Irradial! Repeating for emphasis: “You can easily solve the filling of an area bounded by strings. You only need to enter a line with two points.” Irradial.

Zentangle pattern: Irradial. 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.Irradial is a sibling to the Zentangle®-original tangle Scena (not published publicly by Zentangle to date), yet Irradial is different. For my example on the right I used Tomàs’s second example below. This version is somewhat similar to the curved lines of Scena.

Tomàs illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Irradial in various ways below. In this first example, “I drew it in a structure of irregular quadrilaterals.”

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His second example is a monotangle demonstrating Irradial using a wavy line as the starting point. Tomàs’s shading gives his example wonderful movement and dimension.

In this example Tomàs demonstrates “two Irradial possibilities as a fragment in a squared grid.” This is where the Facets inspiration is observable whee the radiating lines meet at the grid lines and give the impression of coming forward, jutting out.

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All versions of Irradial offer fun opportunities to add variation with solid ink or filling the “rays” with orbs or stripes or whatever other embellishments your imagination and intuition comes up with. Enjoy playing!

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Check out the tag tomasp for more of Tomàs’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.


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36 comments to How to draw IRRADIAL

  • Noka Garrapy

    Irradial is such a beautiful Tangle. Thank you, Tomàs!

  • haydee hirsch

    Dear Linda, I thought I had your address but think I misplaced
    it—I don’t want to paypal–when you get a chance please send
    address so I can donate to your blog.
    a BIG thank you for all you share with us.
    have happy THANKSGIVING and a HAPPY HOLIDAY
    haydee

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes Haydee, and best wishes to you for the holidays too. Your question prompted me to add my mailing address above but here it is for your convenience: Linda Farmer, TanglePatterns.com, PO Box 31146, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33420. Cheers and happy tangling!

  • Sharon Jerkovic

    Thank you, Tomas for your amazing tangle creation..So many options to discover !!?

  • Tomàs Padrós

    Hi dear Linda. Thank you very much for your careful work done with such affection. It’s really rewarding and I feel very honored. By the way, I didn’t know Scena. I just searched and it’s great! Yes, it looks a lot like my wavy version. I like its ability to develop so freely.

  • Joyce

    I’m going to have fun with this one; I’m going to combine it with “Paradox,” see what comes of it. I love drawing optical illusions, and “Irradial” lends itself perfectly to that particular aspect of drawing :-), especially when coupled with another strong pattern like Paradox.

  • Elisabet Hillerud Czt

    Thank you Tomas for your new tangle, I can´t wait to try it out.
    Enhorabuena!!!

  • JENNIFER SPARROW

    So cool and yet so simple! Bravo!

  • Karl Reutling

    This is a great looking pattern with many possible outcomes. The radiations create an optical illusion as they seem to originate on different lines, not the same line. Interesting and entertaining!

  • Melena

    I love this tangle Tomàs! I too really like optical illusions and this will be very fun to use. I like tangles like this that can be good on their own or in a grid. Wonderful!!

  • Carl Johnson

    Rock on Tomas! A beauty – with many possibilities. Thanks!

  • This is a really great tangle – love the visual effect! I already added Irradial to my personal tangle collection and hat lots of fun tangling it for that. Muchas gracias, Tomas!

  • Milde Weiss

    What a beautiful tangle! Thanks!

  • Mary D'Angelo

    Love this! The symmetry and complex look of the finished tangle are fascinating. I can’t wait for a free moment to give it a try. Once again this proves beautiful configurations can come from simple lines. Keep going Tomas you have a special way of thinking and seeing!

  • Rita

    Wow! Fantastic tangle! I see loads of possibilities and can’t wait to get pen in hand. Thank you for sharing your designs with us Thomàs!

  • Thanks Thomas, what a great tangle. I love playing with these straight lines like paradox. Will be a fun one to play with.

  • Karin

    What a great, easy tangle. Thanks to you Tomas.

  • Thank you Tomas for this exquisite Tangle! I love lines so I am going to have so much fun just playing and playing! And thank you for the variety of examples you provided! Love your work!

  • Tomàs Padrós

    Thank you very much to all of you (Brenda,Karin, Sue, Rita, Mary, Milde, Ivonne, Carl, Kellie, Melena, Karl, Jennifer, Elisabeth). I’m very grateful.

  • Rosemary Turpin

    Oh, Tomas, Irradial is so-o-o neat and weirdly beautiful! Deceptively simple, too! I will be having lots of fun with it. Thank you so much for contributing it to Tanglepatterns!

  • Cheryl English, CZT 17

    I’ve been all about irradial since it posted! What a stunning tangle and the variations are keeping me from doing the dishes! Thank you so much for posting. I’ll get back to my daily chores soon, surely. Until then, I need more pens :))))

  • Julie Lewendon

    Oh this will be a fav tangle of mine. Many thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

  • Anna

    Another distinctive, terrific pattern, Tomàs. A beautiful way of doing lots of pen control practice! Thank you.

  • I don’t see this tangle listed under “I”. Am I missing something? If not, I thought you might want to know it needs to be added. Love this website for finding tangles to draw. Thanks so much for doing everything you do to maintain it. <3

  • Karen Lloyd

    Hi Linda, I see what Patti is saying. If you look under the ‘i’ list of tangles, Irradial isn’t there. But If you use the Search function, then it comes up.
    Maybe missing a link.

    It amazes me, however, how you DO keep track of it all, on this site, at all. This is a very rare occurrence!

    Thanks for all your good work. You are a wonder!

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Karen, all tangles are automatically added to the alpha list the minute they are posted so it sounds like you need to refresh the browser page or clear the cache so your browser will load fresh/updated pages.
      When we use our browsers frequently and don’t occasionally clear them out, they “remember” the old pages and serve them to you instead of fresh ones.
      There are multiple ways of achieving this depending on which browser and system you use and you can find directions for both on Google.
      In Windows you can hit the Refresh icon in the browser or use Ctrl + F5 OR Ctrl + Shift + R on the keyboard. To clear the cache, check for instructions on Google.
      In Safari it is (apparently as I don’t use) Command + R, or to empty the browser cache – Command + Option + E.
      Hope that clarifies 🙂
      And many thanks for your compliments!

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