Emingle is a straight line geometric tangle pattern, essentially a spiral made of straight lines in a square. It was widely used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans and is considered a classic pattern. I had a very sleepless week and on one of those nights I made a very looped string to begin the tile with no borders, producing very interesting line-art. You can see how each loop created a sort of cocoon or vase shape.
Tangles: Emingle, IX, Zentwining.
In Zentangle® world, this pattern was named and deconstructed by Sandy Bartholomew. It is also known as Ambler, baptized by Zentangle HQ, with a slight variation in the way it's constructed.
I wanted to try my hand and see if I could make it more interesting, more 3-dimensional. I imagined the pattern cut into four triangles, as if the pattern formed a very shallow pyramid.
Here is the final picture shaded with graphite pencil and sepia colored pencils.
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