They tell us each week that these strings can be used either exactly as they are posted, or we can use them as guidelines. When I started this tonight, I had no real end goal in mind. I've just been so miserable with this cold, I wanted to not have to think about anything and just draw.
Circles are not my best thing to draw, so I brought out my circle template and went from there. If you look closely, you can make out the string in my drawing. I didn't set out to draw something so geometrical, I was surprised when I was 'done' and it looked like this! I'm not even sure this is a tangle pattern. Above you see unshaded.
And now you see shaded. Shading is something I keep working on. I read every article I come across about shading and I am learning that there are many ways to shade. Head on over to Tangle Patterns here to check out all the string drawings. You could even post one of your own!