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How to draw SWEET PEA

Zentangle pattern: Sweet Pea. 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!

Today’s Sweet Pea tangle is from California-based Japanese CZT Yoko Kageyama. A fun one for exploring this weekend!

Sweet Pea is her fourth on the site, so far we’ve explored Yoko’s August, Saturday, and Monster tangles.

Yoko writes,

I named this tangle “Sweet Pea” because peas climb up like a beanstalk (like this tangle) . This tangle reminds me of Sweet Pea.

I was actually coming up with different tangles, and as I tried to make it simpler to draw by anyone, I ended up with this design. I think everyone can draw this beanstalk-like-tangle with ease.

The base of this tangle can be drawn as a straight zigzag line or a wavy line. I like how the wavy base results in a very elegant look. Also, when the base line is longer, it will look more graceful, I believe.

Also, people can “close” the tangle at the end with vertical lines OR printemps and tipple, instead.

This square tan tile shows how this “Sweet Pea” could work like a string as well. This is another versatile tangle.

Draw large, and fill it with other tangles. In my tile, I included Garlic Cloves, Purk, Scena, and Jetties.

For my Sweet Pea example I used Yoko’s curvy version (see below) and left the connectors without the addition of Printemps or Tipple embellishments.

Yoko illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Sweet Pea below and illustrates two ways of connecting/closing the waves: either with straight strokes (Step 5), or using some b (Step 6). A bit of rounding and line weighting adds a finishing touch.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Sweet Pea, tangle and deconstruction by Yoko Kageyama. 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. (Small side note: if you look at the legalese in Pinterest, you are legally responsible for obtaining permission to post every photo that gets ‘Pinned’. Giving credit or sharing the source link doesn’t count.) Thank you for respecting these rights. “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” ~ Albus Dumbledore

Here she shares her “wavy” version and illustrates two ways of connecting/closing the waves: either with straight strokes (Step 5) , or using a combination of Tipple and Printemps (Step 6). Her ZIA tile includes an example of embellishing the curves with other tangles.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Sweet Pea, tangle and deconstruction by Yoko Kageyama. 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. (Small side note: if you look at the legalese in Pinterest, you are legally responsible for obtaining permission to post every photo that gets ‘Pinned’. Giving credit or sharing the source link doesn’t count.) 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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Check out the tag yokok for more of Yoko’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

A sweet Rosh Hashanah to all our Jewish tangling friends!

The Jewish New Year celebrations for Rosh Hashanah 2023 begins at sundown tonight (September 15) and continues through nightfall on Sunday (September 17). Click this image for Wikipedia’s explanation of Rosh Hashanah.

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