Dyon is a very simple zentangle pattern that any beginner can draw.
And its symmetrical shape and arches gives it a beautiful floral appeal.
If you are familiar with zentangle pattern, you might also recognize the similarity with the Cyme zentangle pattern.
But without further ado, let’s take a look at how to draw Dyon!
Start by drawing 4 lines that intersect each other at the same point.
The easiest way to do this is by drawing the two diagonals first. And then draw the horizontal and vertical line through the point where the lines meet.
But you can used curved lines as well if you want to be more creative.
Now that your zentangle is divided in 8 sections, draw a semicircle close to the center in each section.
Make sure that the semicircles meet each other at the edges.
Repeat step 2 again but slightly further away from the center.
You can repeat this step several times if you have enough space.
But make sure that there is some space remaining between the outermost semicircles end the edges.
Draw circles around the outermost arches.
It doesn’t really matter if you draw big circles or small circles.
But try to draw all the circles in roughly the same size for the best result.
Step 5 – Optional
If you have some empty space left around your zentangle, you can fill it by drawing more circles.
You can even draw some leaves to emphasize the floral nature of this zentangle.
If you followed all the steps so far, you have just finished your first Dyon zentangle!
This is one of the easier zentangles and looks a lot like the Cyme tangle pattern.
How to draw the XXX Zentangle
If you need more help, you can watch the short video below for more instructions on how to draw Dyon 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.