Thursday, May 18, 2006

Lunar Zils

I've been taking bellydance classes for the past few months (prior to that I had been teaching myself via books and DVDs), and I absolutely love it both as an artform and as exercise. The other day I discovered that my bellydance teacher Simone has a website for herself under construction called "Moon Goddess Bellydance" and I found the title really inspiring. I have numerous sketches for graphics, like this one, as well as logos relating to it. I may actually show them to my teacher one of these days, but in the meantime they've provided me with an interesting personal assignment to get my creative juices flowing. In this case, the circular form of a zil, or finger cymbal, cradles a lunar crescent.

The original is pen and ink which has been refined in Photoshop.