This tangle first made an appearance at the very edge of one of my sketchbook pages last September. I've sat with it since, wanting to be sure it doesn't already exist. It seems so simple, so obvious, that I can hardly believe someone hasn't been there before me. But perhaps that simplicity is the very thing that's left it overlooked. Or maybe it's so simple that it barely counts as a tangle at all?!
I based it on those stock images that pepper the cover of so many Zen guidebooks. A stack of stones on water with their reflection beneath them. Hence the name – Flec.
|As a border – on pastel paper – with white pencil and graphite shading|
So far I've mostly drawn it in its simplest form, but I think it has scope for variation as to the size and shape of the 'stones' you use, and how you choose to stack them. You can choose to include the aura or leave it out, and some simple shading offers dimension.
|On black paper – with added Fescu – white gel pen, white pencil|
If anything like this already exist please let me know – if not I hope you have fun playing with Flec – I'd love to know how you get on.
|On water-coloured paper – with I–leaf and Flukes – graphite shading|