Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Tangle: "Undu"

I'm...uh...not sure exactly where the inspiration for this tangle came from. Topographic maps, maybe? Either way, I'm glad it did! ^_^ Undu (named so because it's very undulating - I know, I'm not creative) is pretty easy and forgiving, although it definitely requires some focus if you want to get all the auras juuuuuust right. The steps are simple:

First, draw a squiggly line going across your section.

Aura it a few times (I did 3).

Then add more auras...but have them "diverge" from the previous ones (this picture got flipped 90 degrees somehow, but you get it. I hope.)

Then aura the "sections" created by those a few times.

...And repeat.

Here it is finished - and looking quite bold with some of its lines filled in! This works really well to cover up those little "hand spasms" or whatever you want to call them (not mistakes!).

Hope you enjoy using Undu! Be inspired! ^_^

22 comments:

  1. I really like how this transpires! And I love what it can fix, "hand spasms" Oh yes, I have those too! Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Hey! Hey! Haven't heard from you in awhile. "Hi." I like UNDU, and the name is more appropriate than you realize. It can "undu" oddities from "hand spasms"! Love it. What happened with your other site? Black and White, was it?

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    1. Ha! I didn't even think of that ^_^ Thanks a lot. As for My Journey in Black and White (my other site)...well, it's enough for me just handling one, especially since I kinda just turn into a blob of unproductivity over the summer ^_^

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  3. I really like this one. It will be a great filler. I'm getting too reliant on certain go to filler tangles.

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  4. Daniel, I pinned this to my Tangle Pattern board on Pinterest. Is that OK? It links back here.

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    1. Of course! ^_^ Honestly, just knowing that people are enjoying using my tangle, even if they got the steps somewhere else or never visited my blog, is a really great feeling. ^_^

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  5. Hi Daniel. Love the simplicity of your new tangle, and the fact it will look different every time it is drawn. FYI - check out the 'tangles & patterns section on http://www.amarylliscreations.com/zentangleharmony/2015/07/weekly-roundup-233/
    Cheers

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  6. I love this Tangle, it's simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing it Daniel!

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  7. This is a cool tangle, Daniel. Really like it! Love the "hand spasms" too - we all get those, I think! This tangle reminds me of the contour lines on a map.

    Shoshi

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  8. I am so glad I clicked the link and found your blog. tanglepatterns.com listed it

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  9. Daniel, this is such an awesome tangle. It's so true to the Zentangle® method. and has such a simple basic premise, but creates an amazing (literally kind of a maze, too) finished result. Can't wait to use it. And yes, there are no mistakes in Zentangle (even if you have hand spasms), only opportunities. Thanks very much for sharing!

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  10. Wonderful pattern, Daniel! I like ones like this that change with each drawing of them. The "maze-like" aspect is awesome, too--I draw optical illusions and some mazes, and this will be perfect for those :-)

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  11. Yep,I love this one too........it will look just right as a filler in little spaces and rather spectacular in big spaces, so that makes it a winner for me.Thanks for sharing!

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  12. An exceptional childrens or elder activity would be to trace your hand fingers open and using aura lines trace the topography of your hand. You can see an example on my facebook page 2014.

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  13. Love this one. It will be showing up often!

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  14. Genius! Love a tangle that one can get lost in!

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  15. New to all of this "tangle" stuff. But, thank you for sharing. I just did a Lyrically inspired version of your Undu.

    Cheers,

    Lyric
    https://www.doodlesandpaper.wordpress.com

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  16. This is a really beautiful tangle. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Daniel I am very new to this tangling and have just seen this pattern, so belatedly..it's lovely :D

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  18. This one is amazing. Thank you!

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  19. I just came across this and find it calming and inspiring for the possibilities it allows me to explore. Thanks!

    Betsy Kent CZT

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