Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Labyrinth One



I don't know why I didn't hit on this idea earlier, given that a major theme in my life lately has been the Labyrinth. I did this by first sketching out the basic shape, then filling in the color and designs starting at the entrance, and following along the path, letting myself draw or choose whatever theme/color came to mind. It is interesting to me to see how the path makes a story.

I suspect, also, this may be the start of a series, hence the ambitious title of Labyrinth One.

10 comments:

Dia said...

Oh, Thalia, this is GEORGEOUS! I love it! I want to see more, too! & do some of my own. I love the chakra colours that you used!

Our community has a 'chartes cathedral' patterned labyrinth, & I've been wanting to walk it again! Haven't done so for awhile . . . it's outside, on land owned by a 'cooperative ministry' & open to anyone!

Tanz said...

I love the colours you have used.
Can't wait to see more : )

Pietra said...

WOW! This is so beautiful.
I think I need one of this to help me meditate.

I am going to link this posting to my personal blog to share it with some friends.

Thanks for sharing!

Filhote de Lua said...

I'm in love for this labyrinth... I could spend hours just looking for this image...

mrsb said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! The way the colors and patterns flow, one into the next...just amazing.

Angela Raincatcher said...

Absolutely beautiful! What medium did you use for the colors? I am looking at doing more outside of the digital collage world and am trying to get a sense of media that are color rich.

Leah said...

this is beautiful, thalia! i love it! it reminds me a bit of the pathways of the brain.

Thalia Took said...

Thanks, everyone. And Leah, yes, it does look a bit like the brain, doesn't it?

Angela, the medium was these weird ink/watercolor pencil things called Inktense. They're pretty weird to work with, since, as the name implies, the colors are really really intense. I'm used to working with pencils that have a range of lighter colors to put over the top (like pale blue, or cream); these just have white. But if you want seriously concentrated colors, these will work. The black on the outside of the labyrinth, for example, was just one layer of pencil, sort of fitfully filled in in a quick way, then a wet brush dragged over it.

Evn said...

Ooh, it reminds me of your Dream Cards. (I really appreciate the little staircase.)

Thalia Took said...

Evn, that wasn't meant as a staircase (which doesn't mean it isn't); I meant those little lines across the path to represent barriers, or hurdles, or something opposing one or in the way. Something that's there over and over and over again.

But now I'm interested to hear what other people think the story of that path is!