Sunday, January 4, 2009

Circles by Shan


A bit of a doodle for the moment - my intention was to draw something using just circles. I got the idea from a Japanese artist (can't remember the name at all) who creates amazing images using a japanese symbol repeated over and over to create depth and shadow (ie - an image of a waterfall, using the Japanese symbol for waterfall). Absolutely beautiful!
My little doodle of my cat is hopefully the beginning of further exploration along these lines...

4 comments:

Shell said...

beautiful. amazing how much depth you can create with just that circular motion and a lead pencil. i really like how the cat itself is curled into a circle, mirroring the circles you've used to create the image. i'd like to see more in this style shan.

mands said...

i like it shan :) would love to know who the artist is if you remember! in the meantime here is something to check out... not really along the same lines, but i wish i could do it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAhfZUZiwSE

Brook said...

what a great idea! maybe that could be another topic for another time...
lovely shan!

Little Fox said...

so cute ^^ i love it, the way the circles and spirals being out a warmth and fuzzyness. A huggable cat :)