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How to draw C-KNOTS

Zentangle pattern: C-Knots. 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 another week of creative fun — and perhaps a wee refuge from the craziness “out there”.

As you may know, to ease us into the week so-to-speak I usually begin the week with a very easy tangle.

So as you look at C-Knots, you’re probably asking yourself, “This is easy?” Yup! Trust me … “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time“™ …

Normally the Zentangle HQ point of view is that Celtic Knots aren’t usually tangles because of the complexity and often pencil planning that goes into them. That, as we know, is not the intuitive Zentangle Method™ of simple repetitive strokes that are easy to teach and offer a high degree of success to tanglers of all ages. However, every now and again our creative Zentangle community comes up with a simple, easy to tangle, pattern that meets the qualifications, and C-Knots is one of them.

C-Knots is from Valli Ganti, a tangler from India and it’s her first on the site.

Valli introduces herself and her tangle:

I am an artist and art instructor from India (I practice other art styles in addition to Zentangle®) and a tangler in Zentangle for the past 5 years. My sister introduced this art style to me. I then searched for a CZT in my area and never looked back!

C-Knots is a knot tangle created using C and inverted C strokes. The inspiration came from the washroom tiles of my home.

Valli shares two lovely ZIAs on Zendala tiles featuring her tangle. This one was created with colored pencils on a watercolor background and C-Knots is accompanied by Printemps and Bunzo (looking much like Antidots).

In her second ZIA, Vallie used a white Sakura gelly roll pen, black Micron pen and watercolor pencils. Accompanying C-Knots are Verve and Flux. She also used the TranZending technique, “C-Knots is used to tranzend the background tangle here.

Lots of inspiration in Vallie’s creative ZIAs!

Valli illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing C-Knots below where she features it on an elegant white Zentangle tile with the Zentangle-originals Flux, Tipple and Opus.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern C-Knots, tangle and deconstruction by Valli Ganti. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. These images are for your personal offline reference only. Please feel free to refer to the images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs. However the artist and reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. Click the image for an article explaining what copyright means in plain English. “Always let your conscience be your guide.” ~ Jiminy Cricket

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