At first glance, Drupe might look like a very difficult zentangle pattern.
And it’s true that there are a lot of components to this tangle.
But if you know the steps, it’s actually pretty easy to draw Drupe
So let’s take a look at how to draw this flower pattern.
Start by drawing 4 intersecting lines.
If you are drawing on a square tile, you can draw the two diagonals, a horizontal and a vertical line.
If this is your first time drawing this pattern, I suggest you stick with straight lines.
You might even use a ruler if you want.
But you can also experiment with some curved lines, as long as all the lines intersect each other at the same point.
Draw an aura around the lines by drawing parallel lines to 4 lines you drew in the previous step.
Your zentangle should be divided in 8 sections.
In each section, draw three half circles close to the center to create two connected arches.
Leave a small area free, and draw three more half circles.
Depending on how large your tile is and how small you can draw, you can keep going and going until you reach the edge of the paper.
Repeat this for each section of your zentangle.
Color the inner arch for each set of arches.
In the areas you left blank between the arches, you can draw lines that move radially outward.
This is the most fun part of drawing Drupe!
No need to use a ruler for this part. Quick lines flicked out from the wrist work great.
If you managed to follow all the step, you have drawn your first Drupe zentangle.
Drupe is one of those zentangles that looks better and better the bigger it gets.
So you don’t have to pair it with any other zentangle pattern to look beautiful.
How to draw the Drupe Zentangle
If you need more help, you can watch the short video below for more instructions on how to draw Drupe step by step.
What do you need for drawing zentangles?
The best thing about zentangle art is that you don’t need much to get started.
The only supplies you need to start drawing your first zentangle are:
- A pen with black ink: a pen with a fine-tip will make it easier to draw more complicated and detailed patterns. The Sakura Pigma Micron fineliner works great for this.
- Paper: any paper will do when starting out. But if you want to store your zentangles or put them on display, you might want to invest in better quality paper such as these bristol artist tiles.
- Pencil: pencils are often used to sketch complicated patterns before inking them. Make sure to use a sharp pencil or a mechanical pencil.
How to draw zentangles
Drawing a zentangle is super easy and only requires three simple steps.
Step 1: Draw a square
Start by drawing the outer edges of your zentangle.
This can really be any shape you want.
But if this is your first zentangle, I recommend you stick to a simple square or rectangle.
Step 2: Divide the square in 4
Draw two lines to divide your square in 4 sections.
You can draw the two diagonals or draw two curved lines like I did below.
As you become more experienced, you might want to divide your zentangle in more sections.
Step 3: Fill each section with a pattern
Fill in each of the sections with a different pattern.
You can come up with your own patterns, or try one of the patterns from the list below.