Saturday, 1 January 2011

Sketches of stars Module 1 Chapter 1
I found these images from a variety of sources. I have kept a sketchbook for some years and was suprised to find how many stars I already had. The estoile shapes with 'curvy' rays intrigued me and I read somewhere that they are an heraldic symbol. Star motifs feature in a multitude of cultures and I made notes on their particular significance. Especially liked the Japanese 'Hoshi' star bottom left. This is found on Imperial gowns dating back to the 13th Century and was used to symbolize wealth and status. Using technical pens to ink over my pencil outlines proved very relaxing.

1 comment:

  1. And you can draw too!! Lovely sketches...very delicately done.