Many times I sit down to tangle,
and I have no idea where I'm going.
I just draw lines.
And sometimes it ends up looking like this
when I am finished.
Like one crazy mixed up line critter.
So let me show you how I arrived.
I began by laying down a bunch of curving,
rambling swervy lines and
joined the tails back to some touchpoint
in the drawing.
Nothing is left open-ended on the outer edge.
(This idea came about from something
I saw on Pinterest.)
I just picked a couple sections and
began filling the little worm shapes in
with curving lines.
Some curve under, some curve over.
And I just kept going until all the worm shapes
were filled with lines.
Some of those little 'tails' formed shapes which
I could blacken in with a white highlight . . .
. . . and I noticed they were looking a bit like
eyes, so I connected some more lines
and made some more little eye shapes.
Some of those white spaces began to fill up
with more line work.
And then it was complete.
Except two of those spaces called for gem stones.
With drop highlights underneath.