Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tangle Blocked: Block'd

 
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Ok, I confess. I have been trying to come up with a tangle pattern. One I could claim.  I have come up with several, worked away on them, and then discovered that I wasn't the first one out there who found, deconstructed, or simply drew it when working away on this sort thing. Just guessing this has happened to at least a few other people, too. : )    Well, the other day as I was drawing, it morphed into this, so I pursued some tangleations. This can be done with or without shading, as shown in step 4. Based on the ones I have played with so far, I think there could be limitless tangleations.  This could be a good tangle to use for "Tangle in a Tangle" tiles and creations, depending on how big you want to start out. And the great thing is that you don't have to be able to draw perfectly uniform blocks or rows to have it turn out looking good, I think. An important thing to keep in mind on step 1 is that if you leave a larger space between the first and next square that the size of the square itself, either going across or down, step 2 is much easier and it makes way for everything else to fall into place. If you use it on an edge, you can add an extra line as well to sort of frame it, too.  I think Block'd is a good name for a variety of reasons including the fact that I seem to recall seeing a concrete block wall before that was made out of decorative blocks that were laid with a see through pattern, and it is a design using blocks. After thinking of the name, I also realized that myabe my head is no longer blocked when it comes to finding something unique. We shall see.
If you try it out on one of your creations, and would like to share it, please give me a link with a comment below so others can see!

20 comments:

  1. Jane Eileen, I have never seen this tangle before, and I have to tell you--I love it! It's so simple, yet looks complex, and is so full of possibilities. You've named it well. Kudos!!! I can't wait to try Block'd!

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  2. looks totally new to me. i like the 3 levels of squares, gives it some real depth. can't wait to try it out!

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  3. Love this pattern! It's definitely one of best ones I have ever seen. You are going to get into the Zentangle Hall of Fame with this one, for sure!

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  4. Jane,I really like it. Good work my friend.

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  5. Too funny, I was working on developing a tangle very simular to this tonight. Your's has worked out much better than the direction mine was going. :-) Nice job!

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  6. Very nice. I've seen this pattern in architecture, but you made it seem very simple. Nice deconstruction. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Nice, Jane. It looks easy but takes a bit of thought to make it turn out correctly. My favorite kind of tangle type - just a bit of spice to it.

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  8. Cool, cool, cool! I REALLY like this, Jane. So many interesting variations in the last picture. Congratulations! xo

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  9. This is really cool and fun..thank you so much for sharing this with us...love it..

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  10. Thank you for sharing this Tangle which reminds me so much of quilt blocks and I do love quilting.
    Suzanne

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  11. Thank you for sharing this Tangle which reminds me so much of quilt blocks, and I do love quilting.

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  12. The instructions for laying this out could not be harder!
    This is a grid pattern, so one must draw a grid of squares of about 1/4 inch accross and down leaving a slight 1/8 row and columns. Then add the larger squares using a square template of 1/2 inch all in pencil then ink it by hand, erase the guidelines, and you will get a good resemblance to the pattern. Artists use templates and rulers all the time.

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    1. Sorry this was hard for you. Please feel free to contact me @ janeeileen@ hotmail.com, and I will be happy to explain how this was done with no pencil, measurements or erasing, since the zentangle method does not use those. Have a great day!

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  13. Love the tangle Jane. Found it easy to follow and with a bit of practice, i hope it will turn out as nice as yours! Thanks for the tanglations also...shows how much punch a simple tangle can be. :)

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