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How to draw CAPULLO

Zentangle pattern: Capullo. 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.Greetings once again my friends. Thanks so much for keeping me company 🙂

Today’s lovely grid-based tangle, Capullo, is from Mexican CZT Gloria Barocio and it’s her first on the site. Gloria is one of eight CZTs in all of Mexico.

She introduces herself and her tangle,

My name is Gloria Barocio, I’m from Monterrey, Mexico, and I’m a CZT 34.

Capullo was inspired in a tulip bud and Art Deco decorations.

This is a lovely design for its versatility.

Incredible meta-patterns can be created when combined like reticula and fragment, which can resemble open blossoms. Hence this tangle can show two stages in the life of a flower, nonetheless you can make other beautiful patterns.

Geography Lesson! Wikipedia tells us a little about Monterrey, Mexico:

Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, Mexico. The city is anchor to the Monterrey metropolitan area … the third largest with an estimated population of 4,689,601 people as of 2015.

Monterrey is one of the most livable cities in Mexico, and a 2018 study found that suburb San Pedro Garza García is the city with the best quality of life in Mexico.

It serves as a commercial center of northern Mexico and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is considered a Global City, cosmopolitan and competitive. Rich in history and culture, it is one of the most developed cities in Mexico.

Taken by an NASA Astronaut from the International Space Station - Public Domain.

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station captured this view of the southeastern portion of Monterrey, capital of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Mount Silla—also referred to as Cerro De La Silla or Saddle Hill—is an iconic landscape feature of the region. When viewed from the west, the ridges and peaks resemble a saddle.

And, Monterrey is twinned with many cities around the world, including Orlando, right here in Florida.

Gloria illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Capullo below where she illustrates some of the possibilities for this beautiful tangle. I used Gloria’s third tile as the basis for my example.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Capullo, tangle and deconstruction by Gloria Barocio. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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