I was sharpening a woodless pencil and was dismayed at all that wonderful graphite just going to waste. I thought, "I could smudge it all over some paper and it would be like doing shading before the tangling." So I did.
I took out two white tiles and sprinkled the shavings on one, placed the other upside down on top of it, and rubbed them together. Ta-da! Well, uh, no. They looked really messy and too dark and I almost threw them out, but I thought, "No mistakes, just opportunities. See what happens." So I did.
The smudges offer their own unique sort of 'string', suggesting areas and shapes. On one tile I saw several large ovals, and Festune came to mind so I started with that. When I'd finished the ink drawing, I added a bit more shading in some places.
|Tangles: Black Pearlz, Dandelion Seeds, Drobbles, Festune|
|Tangles: Beadlines, Black Pearlz, Daggerly, Drupe, Pearlz, Perfs|
|Tangles: Blake, Blooming Butter, Frosty, and elements of Drupe|
|Tangles: Circfleur, Pearlz, Tipple|