Shuriken White –

Shuriken White

Title:  Shuriken White
Dimensions:  9″x9″
Materials:  Pigma Micron Pens; Canson Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper


Shuriken White, my second hand-drawn tessellation, is finally complete.

The holiday season has made creating artwork take longer than it usually would. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, ending an old job, and starting a new one, it’s made finally completing this piece very satisfying.

Working on a tessellation has been a lot of work. Far more planning went into preparing this piece than in my earlier circular designs. You can see this in the “work in progress” images I posted here over the course of last month.

The name Shuriken White comes from the four designs in the image that look similar to a traditional four-pointed throwing star weapon used by Japanese warriors. Truth be told, the shuriken shapes within the design were completely unintentional. They came about when I wanted to make certain that I allowed for a healthy amount of contrast within the drawing. Only afterwards, when I was attempting to figure out a name for it, did I step back and look at the design and realize what the white spaces in the picture looked like.

Below are some close up images of the final drawing.





Creative Commons License
Shuriken White by Christina Rivera-Scott is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


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