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Zentangle pattern: Hatooringkle. 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.Welcome to the first day of Autumn in our hemisphere, Spring for our tangling friends in the Southern Hemisphere.

Unquestionably a lovely time of year wherever you are.

Today we have a pretty and very easy organic tangle from Taiwan CZT Mina (Ping-Min) Hsiao.

Mina named her 14th tangle on the site Hatooringkle. Why?

Because she has combined the two Zentangle®-originals Toodles and Springkle — using only half of each tangles steps. I think Hatooringkle qualifies as a tango.

Hatooingkle is fun to tangle and open to use in all kinds of ways. Mina shares two beautiful Zendala tiles featuring her tangle to spark your creative imagination:

Her second tile uses the Project Pack #06 yin-yang, black-on-white, white-on-black concept:

Zentangle pattern: Hatooringkle. 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.After I finished my example of Hatooringkle I noticed the near-heart shapes formed in the center, it might warrant further exploration with that concept …

Mina illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Hatooringkle below. Easy, peasy. Flexible. Fun.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Hatooingkle, tangle and deconstruction by Mina Hsiao. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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10 comments to How to draw HATOORINGKLE

  • Joyce Bruns

    Mina, this is a beautiful tangle, thank you. I absolutely love it.

  • Looks like a fun play. Thanks for sharing

  • Ann Stapleton

    Beautiful!!!! Love it! A million thanks for sharing!!!

  • Nancy pearson

    Mina, thank you for sharing your Hatooringkle with us. Your black and white version is stunning!

    Thank you Linda, as always, for letting us enjoy and learn from so many artists.

    Just curious. . . Is the black portion of your round tile colored with black marker or did you cut a black and white tile and put them together? Either way it is amazing art work! Thank you for sharing.

  • Ann Stapleton

    Hi Nancy! Read your question to Mina and hope you don’t mind my interjecting a comment! I did the Project Pack 6 and enjoyed it so much that I went looking for a way to achieve the black and white paper. Found an art product called Gesso that you can acquire from Amazon. I bought a small jar and just using a small amount, I was able to cover several tiles and have plenty left for the future.
    Hope this helps answer your question!! Have fun tangling and many thanks again Mina!!

    • nancy pearson

      Ann – Thank you. I appreciate this info. I will get some.

    • Joyce Blodgett

      Hello to both Ann and Nancy! Gesso is widely available at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s crafts stores, and if there’s a JoAnn Fabrics near you, it may be available there, too. Just in case you don’t want to wait a couple days for a shipment from “Amazing” (the name for Amazon I came up with because of all they offer 🙂 )

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Thanks so much for your input Ann, and Joyce.

      I’m not sure about this, but I think I would want to be careful with my pens on gesso (it comes in white, clear and black). You might want to do a small test first to make sure the pen tips won’t clog. Another option – and I think it’s probably less expensive – is to use a good black ink, which is what spilled in Maria’s journal to start this whole “movement” 😉

      All thoughts, experience and suggestions are most welcome …

  • Me too likes to have black spaces on my tiles and I use often a black brushpen. This kinds of pens are much better to “paint” something black than the ordinary pens we use.
    The tile of Mina is beautiful!

  • jan mustain

    I used a king size sharpie to create my black space. It worked great and is easy to tangle on.

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