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Geschluckt step-out | by Jennifer Hohensteiner
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Geschluckt step-out

The word "Geschluckt" means "swallowed" in German. This tangle (the alternative version, which I developed first) reminded me of those knots of wet earth that earthworms leave behind after they swallow and digest the dirt in your garden (I think they digest it anyway).

I really have fun drawing this one. It does require a bit of thought as you decide how to connect the "paths", but I enjoy this as it makes it a bit like solving a puzzle (an easy puzzle). In Step 2 I wrote that you don't want to "dead end" into a circle. A path should stop at another path so that, theoretically, it can continue underneath it. The "circles" (or whatever shape they turn out to be) are negative space and a path ending there is simply cut off and can't continue.

 

However, I don't think the tangle would be ruined by that. It would probably not be noticeable, except to perfectionists, and we don't have any perfectionists tangling out there do we?LOL.

 

An better example of the alternative version is here:

www.flickr.com/photos/101210107@N03/14377364887/

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Taken on July 3, 2014