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How to draw C-VIEW

Zentangle pattern: C-view. 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.C-view is another interesting and fun tangle from Belgian CZT (and encouraging commenter) Ria Matheussen.

Ria explains how she came up with her whimsical C-view tangle:

At the moment, real Springtime has finally arrived in Belgium and our neighbourhood becomes every day a bit greener.

On one of my daily walks, I saw a special plant that I didn’t know. So I searched in books and on the Internet to find more information and the right name. While exploring, these wonderful pictures caught my eye. The Dutch name for the plant is Rupsklaver and Rupsklaver is translated as Medicago.

This is a view (from above) of the fruit of the Medicago , which looks a bit like a caterpillar..

Immediately I saw a new tangle in this special form and started to draw. It is a bigger pattern like Aquafleur, Squid, Drupe and others … and can be very nice, drawn as a monotangle or in combination with other tangles.

This is a fun radial-style tangle to experiment with. For my example of C-view I used the variation Ria shows with longer “protrusions”, inspired by the first photo above and I added a little rounding which adds emphasis to some interesting internal shapes.

Ria illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing C-view here, complete with some tips for drawing it and two Zentangle® tiles featuring C-view with some Zentangle-original tangles (and Raindotty).

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Tile 1: Paradox, Ahh, C-view. Tile 2: Raindotty, Mooka tendrils, Sez, Nipa, C-view.

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25 comments to How to draw C-VIEW

  • Melena

    A very beautiful tangle, Ria. I love these organic free-form type of tangles. I’m very much drawn to botanical shapes and this fits right in there. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Sue Zanker

    Wow, this pattern reminds me of the Rambutan fruit which we have here in the tropics here in Australia. After peeling off the sort of furry spiky skin, you are left with a delicious, pearly coloured fruit with one large seed inside…uhmmmmm!
    I shall enjoy tangling this one for sure, wonderful pattern, thanks for sharing!

    • Dear Sue,
      Thank you very much for your informatic comment. I really don’t know Rambutan but it’s nice to know you recognize something into this pattern. I will search Rambutan fruit on the Internet and maybe I can find it in a special supermarket.
      I’m glad you like this pattern and wish you succes by drawing

      • Linda Dochter, CZT

        Where I live in the US, I can rarely find fresh rambutan but canned rambutan is usually available in any supermarket among Asian foods or canned fruit. Look for a can with a picture of little balls with red spiky skin and white, fleshy interior.

  • Dear Melena,
    Thank you very much for you kind comment.
    I’m glad I finally created an organic tangle and I wish you succes by drawing, many variations are possible.

  • Carl Johnson

    Thank you, Ria! This is a very beautiful shape. My first attempt was more square, but still worthwhile and fun to draw.

    • Thank you Carl for your kind comment.
      I’m glad you like like this pattern and tried it out already.
      As you know, there are many variations possible, and a second try would maybe look different but that is just funny.
      Kind regards from Belgium and keep on tanglling

  • Cheryl English, CZT 17

    OH you brought a big smile to my face this morning! C-view is so much fun to tangle….Thank you for a great start to my day.

  • Bunny Wright

    Wow! I’ve just included your tangle in my ‘early morning’ zentangle meditation and love it! So much fun to draw…reminds me of the pattern, ‘Squid’, another of my favourites…thanks for a fun pattern!

  • I’m glad you like this new pattern dear Bunny. Indeed it can remind you of Squid when you draw the longer protrusions but you can also draw smaller protrusions and than it looks different. Thank you for the comment dear Bunny and hope you enjoy tangling C-View

  • H. Carol Schmidt

    Hi There,
    I love the look of C-view. I must try it.
    I tried Fission(?) the other day and loved it. It reminds me a bit of one of my favorite tangles AHH!
    I will be at least 100 before I get to draw all the tangles but keep them coming. Some really speak to me and others don’t. That’s what makes this art form so much fun. I especially like the variations of many of the tangles.
    Tangling has also kept me sane these past 2 yrs coping with our new norm re stroke my husband had. He is definitely on the mend and works hard with all the therapies.
    Now on hiatus as we head north to our cottage on the Bruce Peninsula, ON.
    Enjoy tangling all summer! I know I will. I have a lovely studio awaiing me built by my husband for me for a birthday one year!!

  • Dear Carol,
    Thank you for your kind comment and I hope you will enjoy C- view. There is no need to draw exactly the same form, you can always make your own variations. Everyone has his own favorites; me too.
    I agree with you that Zentangle can keep you sane. It’s wonderful to come into a real flow.
    I wish you a nice summer and keep on tangling!!!
    Warm regards from Belgium

  • Janice Fields

    Very beautiful tangle.

  • Thank you dear Janice, I hope you will enjoy drawing C-view!

  • Hola, another beautiful tangle Ria. Very special, it looks like something natural. I like this one very much.

  • anita

    Prachtige organische vorm Ria !

  • Dear Linda,
    Thank you very much for putting C-view on the list. I’m fond of the way you have drawn my new pattern!
    We have lived a few years on the Portuguese speaking Azores where we had to speak Portugese. So put your name (Linda) into an english translator. You will get a nice surprise!!!
    Kind regards from Belgium and wish you the best.

  • This looks so cool Ria! I will try it soon!

  • Sarah Fowler (saffy)

    Just had a play with c-view, great tangle. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Saffy xxx

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