Tangle of the week – Paradox

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Of all the tangles I’ve learned so far, this is my absolute favourite. For me, this is exactly what zentangle is all about; you do the simplest thing (draw a straight line) over and over again, get into that meditative zone where the time just flows by, and end up with something stunning.

 

The tutorial can be found here. Although I actually struggled to understand it; I only got it once I tried turning the paper 90 degrees after every line.

 

Paradox can be structured like this:

Or a bit more random, like this one:

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I personally prefer the structured one, but that’s just who I am.

I love that optical illusion of arrows pointing in and out, and curves made out of straight lines. Even though I know full well that it’s made of straight lines in 3- or 4-sided shapes, I still can’t help but see the curves. It’s brilliant!

Do any of you tangle? Got a favourite? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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7 thoughts on “Tangle of the week – Paradox”

  1. Hi hannah, I love this and have had a go at a single triangle version today (check out my latest post!). Thank you so much for inspiring me to have a go… I just can’t believe how long its taken me to give it a try! Did you do the one at the top here? How do you go about that one…. What is the formation of triangles needed to get that whole pattern of curvy arrows?

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