In this section, you will find drawings of arabesques. My interpretation of them is mainly vegetal. These twirling and intertwined curves are my happiness, far above any other subject in illustration.
The arabesque, the interlaced pattern.
The arabesque is an ornamental pattern composed of plant scrolls forming interlacing. The origins of these patterns are ancient and date back to Greco-Roman antiquity. They were later developed in Islamic art, Byzantine art and medieval European art. I like their play of curves and counter-curves, finding the perfect balance. That's what it's all about.
The arabesque, its various applications.
The arabesque illustrations can be seen in many art forms, such as architecture, furniture, or textile arts. These patterns can be used to create an impressive visual impact, whether they are simple decorations or central elements like a logo. This practice of sinuous line is known for its complexity and beauty, effect guaranteed!
Arabesque, an elegant challenge.
Creating intricate arabesques is an exciting and satisfying challenge. It is rewarding to find the right balance, to know when to put a leaf to take a curve, to flesh it out or on the contrary to simplify it. It's all a matter of looking at things, knowing how to see the fullness and emptiness, and their harmony or, on the contrary, their imbalance. This faculty is acquired with practice. You have to feel this sensation of beauty and elegance. When you got it it feels nice and rewarding.