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How to draw DALAFLOW

Zentangle pattern: Dalaflow. 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.Today, the 11th day of the 11th month, is a holiday observed annually as a special day of remembrance and honoring all who serve their countries and protect our freedoms.

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And now for our easy Monday tangle …

Canadian tangler Judy Murphy shares her lovely Dalaflow with us today, “This tangle is called Dalaflow as it feels like a cross between a mandala and a flower.”

Judy has lots of lovely and quirky tangles on the site, Dalaflow is her 15th!

For my example I created a ribbon-style version of Dalaflow. First I placed evenly-spaced dots where I wanted the centers to go then added Dalaflow‘s loops and finished with a touch of shading. As with most tangles, the best way to tangle it is to turn, turn, turn your tile so your hand is always in the same comfortable orientation. Dalaflow is easy and very pretty and as Judy notes, it has “many alternatives for drawing and shading.

Judy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Dalaflow below together with several examples of ways to embellish it.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Dalaflow, tangle and deconstruction by Judy Murphy. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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