Anyway, onto the first diva challenge for the year and a new tangle pattern to play with - fun :) I was up early this morning when it was still cool enough to get some drawing done.
As soon as I saw Phicops I thought of leaves - so went with that idea for my first design:
Next, I played with using s-shapes at random lengths out from a centre point to create, sort of, a flower:
Here's my first experiment with the random line length idea:
Of course, I went off on a tangent, too - I love this flick back shading technique and I started experimenting using tube and cone shapes, changing the direction of joining lines, etc - and though it was random experimentation, some of the results remind me of other patterns like planateen and chainging.
I received the 2013 Tangle Guide in my email this morning (thanks, Linda) - love it! A great reference and so much fun to look through.
Now, I'm heading off to lie on my bed in front of a fan and not move at all except to turn the pages of my book!