All content on this website are Copyright © 2010 – 2019 Linda Farmer,, and artists where named, and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Copying content in any form other than for your own personal offline reference, is expressly prohibited.
No content may be reproduced, pinned or republished without permission. Commercial use of any content is prohibited. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please play nice!

What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Artists for Respect
Your support helps keep TanglePatterns going!
TanglePatterns QR Code


Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings: simply pop in any number in the range of 1 to 250.


How to draw HEXONU

Zentangle pattern: Hexonu. Image © Linda Farmer and 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’s another beautiful new week and I’m sending you wishes for a delightful Monday! And indeed, a delightful week.

Today we’re exploring Hexonu, a fun and flexible (hexible?) tangle from Canadian CZT Cherryl Moote. Most recently we’ve enjoyed Cherryl’s Boucle tangle.

Hexonu was inspired by a photograph Cherryl spied in a magazine ad and includes in her post,

In an attempt to keep my house from sinking I was doing my annual purge of magazines.

[In the image] I was attracted to the tension between the rules of geometry and the rules of balance. The page came out to join my image files and I’ve been playing with the design ever since. … hexagons with off centred ‘centres’ and radiating lines from the centres to the vertices. Simple yet magical.

It put a hex on me and I know it will put a hex on you too.”

Nyuk nyuk nyuk as Curly, Larry and Moe would say 🙂

The basic Hexonu creates its own hexagonal grid into which many many creative ideas will flow. Including ZIA’s like this one of Cherryl’s, with many thanks for her permission to use her image:

Cherryl Moote explores Hexonu in a gorgeous watercolor ZIA.

Cherryl Moote explores Hexonu in a gorgeous watercolor ZIA piece. Image used with Cherryl’s permission.

Zentangle pattern by CZT Cherryl Moote, rendering by Linda FarmerHexonu is definitely fun to explore, I made quite a few experiments. On the right was my first trial and as it turned out a bit small I expanded the size of the hexagons for my main example above. For this one I used one of Cherryl’s fill variations and then I thought it looked like it was floating, so I anchored it down by extending some of the strokes to the edges.

Cherryl illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Hexonu here on her blog. She includes four beautiful tiles showing many ways you can play with Hexonu, including a very interesting one using CZT Betsy Wilson’s Maryhill as the fill. You’ll also recognize some Zentangle®-originals like Paradox in there too.

Many of the ways we fill the Zentangle®-original Tripoli can also be used within the triangles of Hexonu.

As you enjoy any of the tangles on the site, please leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours. Your comment helps motivate them to continue to share!

Check out the tag cherrylm for more of Cherryl’s tangles on

Related Links

Enhance your Zentangle experience ...

Current Edition! TANGLE GUIDE, 2019 Edition TANGLE GUIDE - 2019 Edition

The 8th Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download 72-page (40 MB) interactive digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2018. Containing over 1,000 tangles, it's a must-have tool for using the site.

"Linda, Thank you! I was relying on too few and getting stuck after 3 years of daily working with Zentangle. This has inspired me to ‘begin again’ with renewed excitement." ~ Barbara R.

See the BOOK REVIEWS page for more details on its features and view a sample page.
Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page for more information and support by getting your copy now!
GIFT ORDERS: To give the TANGLE GUIDE as a gift, visit this page to place your gift order.
If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.

Zentangle Primer Volume 1AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER: This is the only Zentangle book you'll ever need: the fabulous Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®! Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H

The Official Zentangle KitAnother great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.

7 comments to How to draw HEXONU

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>




Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.