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How to draw FLONTRAST

Zentangle pattern: Flontrast. 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.Greetings, my friends!

We have another super easy tangle to explore this fine Monday. Easy and bold.

Flontrast is from Dutch tangler Francijn Brouwer, a newcomer to Zentangle®, and it’s her first on the site.

She writes,

“My name is Francijn, I live in the Netherlands.

A few months ago my eye fell on a Zentangle book at the library, and since then I can’t stop drawing patterns 🙂

I named my tangle ‘Flontrast’, after ‘flower’ and ‘contrast’.”

Flontrast is an example of the Japanese principle of notan.

“As a guiding principle of Eastern art and design, Notan (a Japanese word meaning dark-light) focuses on the interaction between positive and negative space, a relationship embodied in the ancient symbolism of the Yang and the Yin.

In composition, it recognizes the separate but equally important identity of both a shape and its background.”

There are quite a few tangles on the site which use this principle including several Zentangle-originals, Strircles immediately pops to mind. I’ve added notan as a new tag so they can be located together but it might take me a while to update the tangles using this principle. Until I finish that job you can find some of them using the op art tag.

Francijn’s Flontrast has two very different looks depending on where you place the contrasting black portions, as she demonstrates in her variation below.

Francijn illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Flontrast below where she features it in a minimalist monotangle along with the variation.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Flontrast, tangle and deconstruction by Francijn Brouwer. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Check out the tag francijnb for more of Francijn’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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