Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DeKore Tangle Pattern



When I first saw the DeKore Tangle pattern by Kari Schultz a couple of weeks ago, I knew I wanted to draw it for AlphabeThursday.  It's an easy pattern that can be very individualistic (I guess that's a word - spell check let it pass!)  This is Kari's first pattern to be featured on Linda's website, TanglePatterns.  Bravo!  I love it! 

I was wondering how Kari came up with the name, DeKore.  Here's what she had to say:
 I named this pattern DeKore for three reasons: First it was inspired by some wrought iron grill designs that I found while looking for wall “decor.” Secondly, as you start filling in the spiral arms, you will notice that four hearts develop, and of course the French word for “of the heart” is “de coeur.” And thirdly, this basic design can grow into many different variations depending on how you fill in the nooks and crannies as you grow outwards. But no matter how your design grows from this pattern, it all starts at this “core.”

With my three flowers, I followed the core steps, then decorated the outer reaches.  I picked between circular and triangular shapes.  The DeKore pattern reminds me of a mandala - I've never drawn my own mandala and would love to try, when I'm just sitting around doodling.  I'm thinking, start with the basic pattern in the middle of a page and continue outward. 

Here's a little hint from Linda:
It helps to draw your spokes from the center out and make sure you touch the edge of the adjoining spoke before you curl inwards. Give it a couple practice runs, and it will come fluently. Shading really adds dimension to this pattern, and adding spot color is stunning.
 All the tangle patterns I see are usually drawn in black, but I can't help drawing them in color.  To learn how to follow the DeKore pattern for yourself, just visit Linda's TanglePattern site.


And while you're surfing around, don't miss Ms. Jenny's AlphabeThursday class.  See what others are blogging about, that start with the letter D.

14 comments:

La said...

Pretty design. I admire those who can draw.

Christine said...

Interesting art concept, the Artist will have to try this one out, she loves to draw.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Neat-o! Love the etymology. Thanks for sharing!

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Sue said...

Nice! And I like the colors you used, too.

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Soap Deli News Blog said...

Very pretty pattern!

Piper Bella Boutique said...

It looks like the perfect pattern for a doodler like me! Great blog, I am now following!
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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

How cool to hear the story behind the tangle. I would have to use color too :)

Catherine Love said...

Love that. I've just discovered tangles myself. Fun D post.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Very pretty! I love it in color!s

Jen said...

Love the colors in this one for sure!

Erika said...

This is very pretty! I keep thinking if I just keep practicing then one day I will have fantastic tangles, too.

roseworksjewelry said...

Ooo - I'll have to try that! tangles are one of the things I want to learn to do :)

Leovi said...

Excellent work.

Jenny said...

Oh wow. This is my favorite tangle so far! I love this interpretation. I have a cupboard to paint and I'm thinking about adapting these patterns for the doors!

What a delightful, happy and creative link this week!

Sorry you lost your comments, too!

Thanks for linking, though.

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