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How to draw KANGULAR

Zentangle pattern: Kangular. 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 my tangling friends!

Spanish CZT Tomàs Padrós is with us today sharing two fantastic new sister tangles.

First we’ll take a look at Kangular and a little later today we’ll explore its sister tangle Blooming Kangular.

Tomàs describes his tangle, the reason for its name and gives us some tips:

The name Kangular combines three words: Kangaroo, Angular, and Modular.

Its appearance refers to a groove that forms a 90 degree corner, from which a square emerges. We can decorate it as we want or leave it blank, as if it were a card, paper or embedded handkerchief. In these cases we would stay in the fourth step.

But if we want to suggest a ribbon, the fifth step is necessary. That is, you have to add a small black square in the corner, with which a virtual ribbon that develops in a zigzag is suggested. This step enhances the modular concept contained in the word Kangular. A module is that formal unit that combined in various positions allows more complex configurations with a continuity effect.

That’s why I think Kangular’s more complete expression includes this step.

The word angular describes its general appearance. And the word kangaroo suggests the pouch from which the baby kangaroo emerges.

It can be interpreted as a fragment and as a ribbon. It can also be fun to pop any other shape or tangle out of the slot.

BTW, I hope you followed that link above to learn about the amazing kangaroo’s pouch for the little joey. Fascinating!

Fortunately for us Tomàs is very thorough explaining and illustrating ways to explore his tangles and today he shares three different sets of instructions. Enjoy!!

Tomàs illustrates his first set of three step-by-step instructions for drawing Kangular below.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Kangular, tangle and deconstruction by CZT Tomàs Padrós. 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 TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” ~ Albus Dumbledore

In the second set Tomàs illustrates various ways to explore Kangular as a fragment:

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Kangular, tangle and deconstruction by CZT Tomàs Padrós. 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 TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” ~ Albus Dumbledore

In the third set Tomàs describes how to tangle Kangular as a ribbon and shows a couple of options for embellishment.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Kangular, tangle and deconstruction by CZT Tomàs Padrós. 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 TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” ~ Albus Dumbledore

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