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How to draw COCO

Zentangle pattern: Coco. 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.Happy Friday! Yay, it’s the weekend!

After our rather detailed triangle grid-based tangles earlier this week, I thought we’d go for a less detailed ribbon-style one today.

Coco is from Taiwan CZT Hsin-Ya Hsu and I rediscovered it while browsing through my as-yet-unpublished archives.

Coco is Hsin-Ya’s eighth tangle on the site and it was inspired by this bracelet.

As Hsin-Ya notes Coco is “a bit like Linked” but where Linked is flat Coco is a little more 3D and more intricate looking. Here’s her inventive trompe-l’oeil tile featuring Coco with a few Zentangle®-original tangles. I love the rice-shape border on the Coco “tile”, simple but very effective.

I found Coco a little bit challenging to get the shape of the “links” consistent, but once you get going it all falls into place. With a little imagination it does seem to be composed of C’s and O’s. Although it’s not necessary, a  touch of shading helps emphasize the “over-under” aspects of the links.

Hsin-Ya illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Coco below where she features it in a pretty tile with the Zentangle-originals Pokeleaf and Pokeroot.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Coco, tangle and deconstruction by Hsin-Ya Hsu. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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2 comments to How to draw COCO

  • Sharon Jerkovic CZT31

    Coco is truly magical !! I LOVE the trompe-l’oeil effect on her tile…Thx to Taiwan CZT Hsin-Ya Hsu and to Linda! ???

  • Anna Cheer

    This is lovely, thank you Hsin-Ya. Although it is not shown in your step-out, I found that leaving the ends of the top and bottom ‘links’ open means that you can complete the loop as shown in the middle of your pretty, delicate tile.

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