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How to draw DIAN

Zentangle pattern: Dian. 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.Hi everyone, delighted to see you again for another fine week of cool tangle inspiration 🙂

Today’s sweet Dian tangle is from Japanese CZT Hiromi Fukuoka.

Since her fun Pena tangle was added to the site, “I attended a Providence Seminar and became a CZT. (June 2019 #34).” It’s been a while since Zentangle HQ updated their tally, but at last report there are at least 65 CZTs in Japan. After the USA of course, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China lead the list with huge and growing numbers of CZTs.

Hiromi introduces Dian and explains how it got its name:

Today, I would like to introduce the flower-like tangle “Dian”.

When I saw a flower called dianthus, the idea of “dian” came to me.

In Japan, dianthus represents women and children and is also loved as an autumn flower. The Women’s National Soccer Team in Japan is called “Nadeshiko Japan“.

[edits: winners of the 2011 Women’s World Cup held in Frankfurt, Germany. nadeshiko“, a delicate frilled pink carnation called Dianthus superbus]

Dianthus superbus. By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0

Dianthus superbus. By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0

I hope you can draw cute flowers, heal your heart, and draw them all over the world.

I am honored to make you happy.

Who can resist such a beautiful flower …

White cultivar of Dianthus barbatus, By Hedwig Storch - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

White cultivar of Dianthus barbatus, By Hedwig Storch – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

From Wikipedia we learn:

Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species in north Africa and in southern Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America.

Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) and sweet william (D. barbatus).

Hiromi has deconstructed a really simple way to tangle an abstract Dian, I think you’ll find this a fun one. Dian would also look great tangled in a ribbon or even created as a regular (aka organized!) background motif.

Hiromi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Dian below where she includes a Bijou tile ZIA composition showing how pretty Dian looks when it’s “tangled behind” and one potential variation using rounded tips on the petals.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Dian, tangle and deconstruction by Hiromi Fukuoka. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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For details on how to submit your pattern for consideration visit the SUBMIT YOUR PATTERN page on the top menu bar of any page on the site. On that menu you will find these two pages:

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