I placed my pencil at a reasonable point in the corner of a tile, closed my eyes, and started drawing. I often find, when I do things blind, that it's very tight, even when I know that and try to make bigger movements. One thing I like about starting out blind is that it usually ends up off-center which gives me an interesting challenge. I get something like this...
|Tangles: Coaster, Knightsbridge, Parabola, Paradox, Providence (almost),|
Shattuck and no shading yet.
...which is rather interesting, but I wanted it more centered. The solution: add something in the blank areas.
|Tangles: as above with added Seljuk, and shading too.|
Here's another one that was almost falling off the (top) edge and needed some centering.
|Tangles: Ambler, Assunta, Baton, Black Pearlz, Fohbraid, Paradox|
Aaaaand... one more for good measure. Mambo is from Helen Breil who designs clay stamps. You can see her design here. I find the 'filling in' a little easier if the hollow 'S's touch each other.
|Tangles: Crossview, Lacing, Mambo, Tipple. Plus |
stripes with highlights and more.