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How to draw LTBETWEED

Zentangle pattern: LTBetweed. 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, great to see you again 🙂 I hope you are well and staying safe.

Last tangle for the month of January 2021!

On this Friday I have what looks like a little more challenging one for you to play with this weekend. It’s challenging in appearance, but not in execution.

This cool woven-style pattern LTBetweed is from Taiwan CZT Curtis Hwang, it’s his third tangle on the site.

Curtis has included lots of great tiles to give you inspiration for ways to explore LTBetweed.

He writes, “I named this pattern LTBetweed, which means Long Type Betweed” inspired by the way the line elements alternate with each other like the Zentangle®-original Betweed.

LTBetweed is a beautiful weaving pattern, which is used in many places in daily life, such as floor tiles on sidewalks, weaving on wallets and slippers.

It uses “line” elements to form rectangles connected by diagonal lines, and then continuously overlap each other, similar to the “Betweed” pattern.

I love dot grid tangles because once completed it’s nearly impossible to see how they were constructed. Like magic.

Curtis illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing LTBetweed below where he includes another example featuring rounding and beautiful shading to give a very 3D textured appearance.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern LTBetweed, tangle and deconstruction by Curtis Hwang. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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For further exploration Curtis writes,  “Interestingly, if you change the diagonal line used for connection to a horizontal line, a long “Beeline” pattern will appear.

Another of Curtis’s sample tiles demonstrating how changing the line direction in yet anther way creates a totally different appearance:

And finally, a cool tile with LTBetweed superimposed over Florz.

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