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How to draw RINGS

Zentangle pattern: Rings. 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.We’re rapidly approaching the first day of Spring, so what better than a floral-type of tangle to get us in the mood.

Hong Kong CZT Cat Kwan is from the very first CZT-Asia class that took place in 2016.

The lovely, and oh-so-easy Rings is her second tangle on the site. Previously Cat shared her Ying tangle with us, one inspired by the Cherry Blossoms of Spring.

Aside: For those like me who are interested in Washington’s Annual Cherry Blossom Watch, this year the “Peak Bloom Prediction” is from March 27 – 30:

The peak bloom date is defined as the day when 70% of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) blossoms are open. Peak bloom varies annually depending on weather conditions. The most likely time to reach peak bloom is between the last week of March and the first week of April. Extraordinary warm or cool temperatures have resulted in peak bloom as early as March 15 (1990) and as late as April 18 (1958). #BloomWatch #CherryBlossomDC

However, that was all about Cherry Blossoms and today’s tangle is about Orchids …

Cat writes:

The idea of this tangle comes from Orchid (Phalaenopsis).

We found many phalaenopsis in the flower market before Chinese Lunar Year.

The expensive one has dozens of flower belts, and the size is as tall as me.

There are many phalaenopsis in the flower shop, and it looks like a flower belt. The “flower belt” inspired me to create this tangle, this is a ribbon tangle created with O and C.

I call it Rings, as I think the phalaenopsis petal is like a circle.

This is Cat’s sweet ZIA Zendala featuring Rings as a ribbon framing the Zentangle®-originals Mooka and Zinger with a few Tipple orbs creating the base.

Cat illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Rings below where she demonstrates it in monotangle with a dimensional variation.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Rings, tangle and deconstruction by Cat Kwan. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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