I’ve taken a little vacation from posting for most of July but it’s now time to get back into the swing of things. I’m going to share my Square One tile for the week of July 22-28 and introduce you to a tangle called Abeko.
The Square One focus tangle was Echoism, one of the tangles introduced by Zentangle HQ. (Margaret Bremner has an excellent post on her blog called Echoism, and then some). As usual I started out just playing with this tangle in my sketchbok. Here are a couple of ideas I tried.
I liked the way the loops on the left image snuggled up together with the adjacent rows so for my first tile I incorporated that. I added a twist by adding a border and then filling in some of the spaces with black.
I’ve also been playing with a tangle that came to me a while ago that is started by drawing either Eke or Echoism and then adding on to that. With Echoism as the focus that gave me the opportunity to play with this tangle as well. Here is my second tile which blends a version of this tangle with Echoism.
I word about new tangles… I never feel like a tangle is something I created, never felt like it was mine. It’s more like the tangle comes to me and we partner so that it can be introduced to the world. I call this tangle Abeko, because to me it’s like a combination of Abundies and either Eke or Echoism. I think you can see what I mean in this series of step-outs…
Here are a couple more tiles using Abeko. This first one is kind of a mono tangle sampler.
This second tile uses the flower variation of Abeko in a cross shape with an aura around it. I really liked the way it turned out here.
UPDATE: Some people wanted to see in more detail how this was drawn so here is a short stepout:
I know this tangle is similar to other tangles that are out there but I’ve not seen one exactly like this one that is based on Eke or Echoism. It’s what came to me so it’s what I’m passing along.
As always if you see anything in this post that you would like to use in your own work please feel free to do so.