Monday, August 02, 2010

Evil Eye Zentangle

Nazar Bonjuk also known as Evil Eye

Thought I would play a little more with doodling (or as some call zentangles) and wanted to create a design for a project the jafagirls are working on.

An excellent resource for those doing zentangles is a book called The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones The Classic Encyclopedia of Design and Decorative Art.

Doodling History
For those into retro; back in the 60's and 70's doodle art was very popular with kits for those who wanted to just colour in readymade posters. 

Wiki article about doodling states that "According to a study published by Applied Cognitive Psychology, doodling helps a person's memory significantly. The study was done by Professor Jackie Andrade, of the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth. "

I can't help but think of Gustav Klimt's work in regards to repetative patterns he incorporated into defined spaces within a painting.

"Death and Life"

and some of

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