Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Egg

 Pysanky Contemporary Design

NO COLORS FOR YOU!

Today is a black and white egg. It is based on an interesting website called Zentangle that a friend turned me on to.  It is basically a shortcut to the zen of creation and is a very clever idea.  Starting with a basic doodle on a small piece of paper that they call a "tile" that looks like this:


you simply fill in each space with a different repetitive pattern.  It is only done with black pen on white paper so you don't have to worry about color or shading - everything is black and white!  Here is what the finished tile might look like:




One interesting project they have is a larger doodle drawn over a series of nine tiles. If you have a group, each person takes one tile and draws patterns and then after all are done, you combine them to become one collaborative work or art.  Here's what it looks like before you start:



and here is one finished:




I really like this idea because it makes creation accessible to literally anyone.  I have done a few "tiles" but then decided to take the same idea and do it on an egg.

Here we go!

One with scale object:


 Pysanka in Black and White


Ukrainian Egg Abstract

In this one, you can see that I made my signature a part of the design.  I'm so sneaky.
Black and White Ukrainian Egg


Contemporary Abstract Pysanky



Ukrainian Egg Abstract Pattern

Doodling can be productive!  Try it on your own or go check out Zentangle!

Have a wonderful weekend.

4 comments:

mcmisura said...

My doodles never look this good.

Katy David said...

Thanks, Mary! Did you take a look at the Zentangle website? Those are amazing!

Tif said...

I love all the eggs, Katy-but I really really dig the black and white!

Katy David said...

Thanks, Tif! It is actually kind of a nice egg to make because I don't have to plan ahead or measure or worry about colors. I just doodle!