|Vega and Tripoli|
I've been using Tripoli in drawings these past weeks and growing to appreciate its versitility and beauty. In its most basic form, it resembles six pizza slices in a sweet little pie. As you add to it, more pies emerge and overlap.
Tripoli is lovely and a great tangle to practice gentle focusing. It takes a little practice to work it so that the triangles align, if the default pattern is your aim. Of course, as with other patterns in Zentangle, non-standard results are not mistakes, only variations. Observe how some of the bronze triangles seem to form nice circles of six, as Tripoli is "supposed" to do, while other areas feature triangles that are smaller or surrounded by more white space than others.
One other variation of Tripoli can be seem on this box top I decorated yesterday. When drawn this way, Tripoli appears as a net that seems held together by clusters of small black orbs.
Here is the rest of the box: