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How to draw SUN

Zentangle pattern: Sun. 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.Greetings y’all!

We welcome this beautiful week with Sun, a beautiful tangle from CZT Hanna Shan.

Hanna is from Taiwan and a member of the CZT-Asia #2 class of November 2016, Sun is her first tangle on the site.

Hanna writes that her inspiration for Sun came from an image she saw online,

“This inspiration comes from photos of plants which look like the sun. This plant motivated me to deconstruct it.

Simple pattern elements using dots, arcs and curves.

I used my original intuition to call it Sun.”

Mother Nature has many, many glorious spiral-type plants as you can find doing a simple Google search. If I’m not mistaken Hanna’s inspiration is Costus afer, a type of spiral Ginger plant which luckily grows here in Florida where, it seems, virtually any plant will flourish and the more exotic and colorful, the better.

Hanna’s lovely tile featuring Sun, along with others including Icantoo and the Zentangle®-original Printemps:

Zentangle pattern Sun, tangle and deconstruction by Hanna Shan. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Though it might look complicated, Sun is very easy to tangle and it’s a lovely addition to our resource. The “leaves” give it a bit of a Pokeroot vibe, which I seem to be into lately … They can be tangled slightly overlapping (“drawn behind”) as shown in Hanna’s tile or side-by-side as in her steps.

Hanna illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Sun below. Easy peasy, and pretty too!

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Sun, tangle and deconstruction by Hanna Shan. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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