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How to draw 5D

Zentangle pattern: 5D. 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!

I hope your week is going well. Mine just improved immeasurably … I finally got new prescription glasses yesterday! My annual exam and the shall we call it “upgrade” were WAY long overdue what with everything going on and all. Now I can actually see what I’m tangling and the television is no longer blurry either! Amazing the small things we take for granted.

Today’s 5D tangle is from Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp.

5D looks rather festive and ornament-like to me so it could come in pretty useful as you’re making your cards and gift tags for the fast-approaching holiday season. As a bonus Cyndi will be back tomorrow with a cool tutorial featuring 5D and a lovely something you might want to make as Zentangle-inspired gifts, hers feature 5D in the starring role.

But that tutorial is coming tomorrow, as for today …

5D originates in Africa, as Cyndi describes,

While helping at a vocational school in Uganda, we drove into town one evening for dinner. As we walked to the thatched roof cabanas of the motel’s outdoor dining area, the design in the wrought iron fence caught my attention. What a pleasant surprise to find the inspiration for a Zentangle pattern and have the best ever fish & chips!

Named for the five main diamonds that form it’s shape, 5D is intended to be tangled stand-alone but can easily be tangled in grid format too.

There are numerous ways to draw this pattern but the steps shown worked best for me. By drawing the broken perimeter lines of the encompassing diamond first, I was able to better determine the size of each corner diamond. Once the first pattern was complete, subsequent patterns fell into place with the desired spacing.

5D has SO many options for variations, I’ve used one of Cyndi’s for my example. As she notes 5D can be used as a string to fill with other tangles or anything you like.

Cyndi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing 5D below, “The illustration shows 5D without and within a grid.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern 5D, tangle and deconstruction by Cyndi Knapp. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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