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How to draw S-KNOT

Zentangle pattern: S-Knot. 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 y’all!

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Today’s S-Knot tangle comes from Taiwan CZT Curtis Hwang and it’s his fourth on the site.

Curtis introduces his tangle and gives us a nicely crafted scientific methodology to follow to create it:

The deconstruction of S-Knot is inspired by Y-Knot, and is different from Y-Knot which uses straight lines to form a knot.

S-Knot is based on the “S” element to construct an elegant knot.

Proceed as follows:

(1) Take a center point.

(2) Draw a slender S in each of the four directions of the center point, and name it S1.

(3) From each S1 to the right (or to the left) and then branch out S2.

(4) Extend each S2, draw a aura parallel to S1, and name it S3.

Korean CZT HyunJu Park’s Y-Knot is composed quite differently from Curtis’s S-Knot. Both are fun and easy tangles to explore …

Curtis illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing S-Knot below and features it in a cool Zentangle® tile. I particularly like the enthatching type of shading he’s used at the center of the knot.

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

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2 comments to How to draw S-KNOT

  • Deborah J Davis

    This tangle will make a beautiful addition to our selection. Can’t wait to try it and work with it to include other tangles. Thank you

  • Indrani Novello

    Wow, that is very pretty, will definitely play with it.
    Naming the lines gave me a bit of a giggle as I imagined giving them other names: “Tom, Dick, and Harry”? “Peter, Paul & Mary?”
    “Tic, Tac and Toe”? 😀

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