In my response to the Zentangle Diva’s challenge number 257, I used a tangle inspired by a pattern I saw on a recent trip to Hawaii. Several people who commented on my blog post suggested/requested that I do the step outs for the pattern. Since the wishes of my
faithful readers are my command, here goes.
One person suggested I give it a Hawaiian name since that’s where I found the inspiration. Brilliant idea. This also saves me from my unimaginative habit of numbering my tangle “inventions”. So, instead of naming this tangle “Cuarto”, I’ve named it “Aloha”. In modern day Hawaiian, “Aloha” is defined as both “hello” and “good-bye”. (For those of you who are etymologically inclined, you can read more about “aloha”, here.)
Here are the step outs for “Aloha”, followed by four examples of it being used in tiles and one stand alone tangleation done on a bigger surface. I’ve added some “footnotes” for some of the steps below.
Especially if you’re looking at this on a mobile device, here’s what the fine print says. (I’m a recovering lawyer. I guess I still haven’t yet recovered from a fondness for fine print.) :
- Step #1: Those are lazy or relaxed “S” curves.
- Step #5: The goal is to have thicker lines. You can use a thicker pen (I used a Pigma Graphic 1), or you can aura everything and then fill in the auras.
- Step#6: The inside vein lines look best tapered.
As a stand-alone:
Although one can see a leaf pattern in “Aloha”, it also works in other orientations or as a border.