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How to draw LIULIU DASHUN

Zentangle pattern: Liuliu Dashun. 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.It’s been a while since we’ve added a tangle from Taiwan CZT Damy (Mei Hua) Teng to our resource but lucky us, she’s here today with her Liuliu Dashun tangle.

Damy shared her Q-Mi with us at the beginning of the year and that one was her 30th tangle on the site. Now we’re going for 40 😉

Damy explains its name:

This is a tangle drawn with the number 6.

There is a Chinese saying: ‘Liuliu Dashun’:

In order to hope that things can be developed in a good place, people will say ‘Liuliu Dashun’ to express their expectations.”

At the moment I’m drawing a blank trying to think of a similar English phrase expressing optimism for a positive outcome {maybe you folks can help me out here?}, but I do know that Liuliu Dashun is easy, pretty, and versatile.

The way I write the number 6 is a little different shape from Damy’s so I made a few practice runs to get something closer to her almost-teardrop shape. To my eye the woven appearance is more attractive with this shape than it is with my “normal” 6. Just for the fun of it I tried out a range of typefaces to explore the different shapes the number 6 can take. My handwriting tends to look like the last one in this row:

Interesting how the bowl shape changes in these sans serif typefaces.

Damy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Liuliu Dashun below and her accompanying tile shows us several ways to change the look of her tangle. Inside auras, outside auras, changing their angles, shading, these each produce simple but effective end results. And though Liuliu Dashun is a ribbon-style tangle, by repeating columns (or rows, depending on your point of view) side-by-side, it makes an interesting fill tangle too.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Liuliu Dashun, tangle and deconstruction by Damy Teng. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Have a great weekend y’all, and see you back here on Monday …

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6 comments to How to draw LIULIU DASHUN

  • Joyce Blodgett

    Not that this is really an expression for a positive outcome, but my minister tells us frequently “the reward is in the effort,” meaning that if we put strong effort into whatever it is we’re doing, that effort itself is the reward, and the hoped for outcome is a more certain “bonus,” so to speak.

    Interesting tangle, looks like it’ll be a fun one to work up.

  • Robin Butler

    Thanks for sharing!!! I’m a beginner and eager to learn.

  • Beatrice Aronas

    Just tried! Fun tangle! Thank you for sharing.

  • Bunny (Frances) Wright

    What a neat and simple pattern, I look forward to using it in my tangling! I would say our expressions such as: “The best is yet to come”, “It ain’t over ’till it’s over” (pardon the grammar here) or, “It’s not the end until it’s over and if it’s not over, it isn’t the end”! I’m sure there are lots of other similar expressions too!
    Thanks again, Linda and Damy.

  • Sharon Jerkovic

    This is such a sweet tangle ! I am going to use it in my new Chartres Labyrinth stencil I have from Jenny Perruzzi..It will be a fun tangle for one of the “paths” !

    Sharon Jerkovic
    CZT31

  • Jan Brandt

    Beautiful new tangle!! I love all your wonderful variations, Damy. This is a fabulous border tangle!

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