Po Lin; A New Travel Tangle

April 5, 2018

I am back from a trip to the Orient and have a new Travel Tangle to share with you. I often find interesting patterns while I travel, and I always have my phone is handy to record them.  I will have lots of exciting new Tangles, Tangleations and Zentangle Inspired Art Techniques for all you tanglers out there so follow me to make sure you don’t miss anything! For those of you who have not discovered this beautiful art form, find all about Zentangle® here!


Full disclosure! I work for Tombow USA as their Signature Designer. I am financially compensated for this consulting job and receive Tombow Products on a regular basis to review and write about. The opinions here are completely my own based on my experience.


For the tangle posts I need to apologize if you have already created a similar tangle. It’s hard to keep up with all you creative tanglers creating new and wonderful patterns! I didn’t find any similar tangles to this one, let me know if you see one!


‘Po Lin’ is a new tangle that was discovered in a window at the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It is one of my favorite places to visit while in Hong Kong. I have been to the site, which also features Big Buddha, many times and each time see something new!    


I named this tangle ‘Po Lin’ after the monastery founded in 1906. The words Po Lin beautifully translate to ‘Precious Lotus’.

For the modern calligraphy in the title, I have used Tombow’s Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Hard Tip. You can download a FREE Lettering Practice Workshop from the Tombow website here to learn modern calligraphy with this pen!


For drawing this tangle, I used Tombow’s new MONO Drawing Pens. They come in 01, 03 and 05 tip sizes. They are juicy with nice strong tips that don’t bend if you are like me and heavy handed when drawing.


For shading the tangle, I used Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil. These artist grade, extra-refined graphite pencils produce superior shading of your tangles. They come in 14 point strengths from soft 6B to a hard 6H. The shading here was done with B and 2B MONO Drawing Pencils.



Here are some past blogs with tangles

Go Home Cubine, you’re Drunk!

A Tangleation – Jester

A new tangle – Fractal Curl

Vernazz – A Tangle inspired by Stunning Vernazza

Discover a new tangleation with Grid Glow



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