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How to draw FLOG

Zentangle pattern: Flog. 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.It seems I’m into bold tangles at the moment and CZT Angie Gittles’s Flog deconstruction appealed to me right away.

As Angie notes, “I think it’s an off-shoot of Knightsbridge and a cousin of Nine Patch.

I am calling this pattern “flog” which is golf spelled backwards because it reminds me of those crazy argyle patterns golfers have worn.

I came up with this when I was trying to deconstruct some patterns on a carpet I saw at a conference center. It starts with a line grid, and you draw matching fragments in each square block, turning every other one 90 degrees. This doesn’t look anything like the carpet pattern I was originally trying to deconstruct, but I like how it turned out.”

I find the mindful inking-in of tangles, in this case the grid boxes/triangles starting in Step 4, to be a very soothing and absorbing process. I almost always do them in a methodical sequence because interesting variations can often be revealed that way.

Sometimes it’s helpful to have a cue to keep you on track so you fill in the areas such that the final tangle turns out as expected. That’s when I use my “dot tip” as shown on the left above. I shared this tip way back when in 2010 when I added Arrowheads to the site. Still as useful today.

Angie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Flog below where she features it in a striking Zentangle® tile using the Zentangle-original W2 as her string and Beadlines as a second fill complementing Flog. A nice contrast/juxtaposition.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Flog, tangle and deconstruction by Angie Gittles. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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