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How to draw F2F

Zentangle pattern: F2F. 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.We’ve had a lot of “new” Zentangle®-original tangles the last few days that kind of took over the tangles I already had planned so here’s a bonus for you today.

This minimalist, optical illusion tangle is from Spanish tangler Tomàs Padrós. Tomàs has several popular tangles on the site, this is his eighth.

He calls it Fringe to Fringe or F2F for short and shares a bunch of ways to explore the tangle’s concept.

Tomàs writes,

(In the first set of steps) “I show the deconstruction of its rectilinear basic arrangement.

In the example F2F tile we can see the tangles Barquillos by María Tovar and Carrés by Geneviève Crabe.”

Tomàs illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing his F2F tangle below with the tile he described.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern F2F, tangle and deconstruction by Tomàs Padrós. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Notice in Steps 4 and 5 that the “shadows” go up, or down as the case may be, extending from the line they meet up with. I’ve highlighted in this image with the green line:

In this example with the same steps as above, Tomàs adds “a sample of its possibilities with concave and convex curved shapes and the possibility of combining them in a freer and more fun design.”

How to draw the tangle pattern F2F tangle and deconstruction by Tomàs Padrós.

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In this example Tomàs shares “a tangleation that I like to call Chlorophilia accompanied by other variations or tangleations based on the same F2F concept.”

How to draw the tangle pattern F2F tangle and deconstruction by Tomàs Padrós.

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Lots of fun ideas to explore with Tomàs F2F concept!

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

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