Monday, July 5, 2010

Puf

Here is a new tangle called Puf. This one is fun to do, as it starts off very boxy and ends up very puffy. This can be done with squares, triangles or rectangles. As you can see, it can be done inside any shaped string, too. 
Hint: when drawing the Greek key shape in step 3, start at the outer edge and work to the middle. When connecting the corners in step 4, go through each little corner, even if it doesn't line up. This will give personality to the lines and make them "dance". Have fun!

38 comments:

  1. Carole, I love this pattern. I'm a little confused about the steps though. I'm not sure how step 3 leads to step 4. That's probably just me though.

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  2. Step 4 is simply making a line from the edge corner of each item (greek key shape) to the middle, going through all the corners, connecting them corner by corner. I know that might not make sense. This is one that is easier once you actually see someone do it. I've shown a couple people, and as soon as they see it done in motion, they get it. It never looks like step 3 will ever become step 5. I get surprised almost every time!

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  3. Molossus, After step 3 is complete, make a line that runs through each corner of the "square spiral" in each block. Connect each little corner of the spiral, instead of making an "X" through each block. Does this make more sense? This may be one that is easier to show in person than to wrap your head around on a diagram. I know it doesn't seem like Step 3 would ever look like Step 5. If anyone has a better way to illustrate this, please have at it!

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    1. Mind-Boggling! I was able to draw this great pattern quite easily once I started putting a little blob at the centre of each Greek key. I realized (eventually) that there have to be two short strokes each side of this blob. After that it was plain sailing. I wish I'd paid more attention to geometry at school!

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  4. I was confused too, but when you look closely you CAN see the Greek Key pattern in the background in steps 4 and 5 every other row in the center. Ah, the magic of Zentangles!

    This could be another way to draw the official pattern Yincut - although my example on tanglepatterns.com was all done in the same direction instead of alternating. The original is more interesting than mine, I'm going to change that today!

    Thanks Carole, this is really cool!

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  5. Oooh! i love this pattern, i can't wait to try it out!

    Laura CZT#3

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  6. Yes, Linda, this is similar to Yincut, but once you get to filling odd shaped spaces (other than square) it is kind of unpredictable (at least for my mind LOL).

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  7. Nope, I was mistaken. This doesn't really turn out looking like Yincut at all (which I find very frustrating to draw). I like Puf SO much better.

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  8. I love how this takes the base of Bales and makes it something *totally* different!

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  9. Hmmm. My second post didn't seem to take. It helped that I printed out the pattern at a larger size. I could see where the square spiral was in the last steps. On my PC screen, they seemed to have disappeared, and that was what was baffling me.

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  10. Molossus, there were problems with google posts yesterday. That's why I have TWO. I couldn't get them to post, then all of a sudden there they both were :)

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  11. This is brilliant! Love it!
    (Also love Unyun!)

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  12. I love this tangle! It's so unexpected what happens when you finish step 4. You'd never think it would turn out the way it does. Thanks for sharing, I think lots of tanglers will be using this!

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  13. It's way faster to fill than it looks like it will be!

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  14. Carole, this pattern is beautiful. I love the example. Some day i'll get to these posts close to when they are actully posted. Beautiful!

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  15. love this pattern. plan to try it this evening. thenks. pam b

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  16. Carole, I do so appreciate the "gift" of all the tangle patterns and explanations. I try out every single one, and add it to my growing "pattern guide". I always loved to "dabble" in art, and when I retired one of the promises I made to myself was to allocate lots of time to "make beautiful things." Then I found Zentangle (I call my version "Wanda-Rings") and it has made all the difference. I no longer consider myself a dabbler. I'm an artist in training!!!! Strangely, doing tangles has given me more confidence in doing other kinds of art, too! Just wanted to thank you for all your help and information.

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  17. I love how this goes in such an unexpected magical way. You could so it the expected way but this is way more fun! m

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  18. This looks great but I can't get my head round step 5. Do you do something else after step 4 or is step 5 just what it looks like without the red lines?
    Josephine

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  19. Hello Carol. My name is Liane and in summer 2009 I saw the first time Zentangle and was fascinated.
    Due to my job I’m low on time but as often as possible I try out different tangle patterns. I take extraordinary pleasure for your pattern "Puf " and I would like to pronounce to you my compliment for it.
    Now I have the following problem: To draw the pattern in the square is not so difficult and works also quite well.
    Now I have an idea for a picture with flowers and leaves in " Puf " like your picture with the circles. But I don’t put this irregular structure into practice which you have in your picture.
    Can you maybe give me an advice, how have you done the grid for your picture with the circles? I would find this really great. Lots of love from Germany. Liane.

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  20. Dear Carol, You pattern Puf is great and is fun to watch develope. You mentioned that it could be done with traingles also. For the life of me I can't figure out how to do step 4 with triangles. Can you give me a clue?

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  21. Puf is just amazing and it's so delightful to watch the pattern emerge when drawing step 4. Thank you. regards, Rebecca

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  22. Awesome.can't believe it looks puffy. Thanks

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  23. Hi! I'm new to Zentangles and to"blogging", so please bear with me. ... I (finally) realized that the Greek key is done with 8 lines, yes? And you use the last four lines to draw a line to the outer corner of those things drawn in step 2, yes? Hopefully I've understood correctly. ... Now, I'm not one who likes straight lines, so I did mine slightly different, and got more "movement" in the final product -- I curved the lines of the Greek key so that they follow the curves drawn in step 2. Thanks for posting this tangle.

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  24. Carole, this is a very clever tangle. It looks so much more complicated than it is! I've tried it with a triangle and love that, too.

    For those of you trying to figure out how to do it in a triangle, make sure you start the outside line for step 3 at the top center point of the triangle, following the triangle shape. Then draw the line (step 4) from the top center of the triangle to the middle of the triangle's base. Hope that makes sense and helps.

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  25. I love this tangle! If I look at it one way, it looks like Yincint. If I look at it another way, it reminds my of Paradox. Both of them are some of my favorite tangles.

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  26. I LOVE it! I didn't get it at first, so I just did it. Thank you, Carole for this creative tangle.

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  27. Had a play with PUF last night and step 4 is just amazing - it really does just suddenly appear in front of your eyes. I couldn't stop looking at it - I can see that Puf & I are going to be good friends! LOL

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  28. I just started tangling and found your link at Rick & Maria's blog. Been adding these tangles to my card file ALL night! Love "puf"! So easy. I keep making my initial squars/rectangles/triangles too small. There's no room for the key after I make the "football" shapes. But I practiced and once I got things large enough it was beautiful and easy!

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  29. I know I'm late to the Puf party but had to say that I didn't see how step 3 got to step 4 either, but JUST DO IT, was the answer for me. Love the results! Thanks Carole.

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  30. This is so awesome!!!!! Totally not intuitive in that it doesn't seem possible that the result is what it becomes but if you follow the directions even if you don't think it's going to work out, IT DOES! It's also quite forgiving. I broke the 'rules' in several places, but it's hard to find them when the tangle is done.
    Thank you

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  31. This is so awesome!!!!! Totally not intuitive in that it doesn't seem possible that the result is what it becomes but if you follow the directions even if you don't think it's going to work out, IT DOES! It's also quite forgiving. I broke the 'rules' in several places, but it's hard to find them when the tangle is done.
    Thank you

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  32. This is the coolest pattern...as I started going step by step I thought there was no way I was going to get the results that #5 was showing...but as soon as I started adding the diagonal lines it just transformed into something totally different. I am always amazed how tanglers create these designs and even more amazed when I actually am able to do the pattern too. I love this fun tangle and will use it a lot in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Has anyone ever noticed that Puf is a combination of two tangles with an additional two lines?? Step 1 and 2 are Bales, step 3 is emingle, and then you add the diagonal lines through the corners for step 4. Brilliant!! This is one of my go to tangles because no matter how crooked your lines you end up with a beautiful PUF!

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  34. I just did this after reading everybody's comments and It wouldn't come out with the puff until I finally ready the directions on top...All I had to do was connect the corners when intersecting the lines and it puffed..finally.

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  35. This is a wonderful pattern, and it Ingeniously comes together. Thank You!

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  36. I just discovered this nice and original and easy tangle, I do like it, thanks for sharing.

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