Friday, August 15, 2008

Veves and Colors

Experimenting with some different things this time around.

Veves are inscriptions written in powder (salt, flour, rice, gunpowder, whatever) on a flat, horizontal surface, used in Haitian voodou to call the attention of one of the hundreds of Haitian gods, called "loa"s. Haitian veves are as varied as the loas they call and so far I haven't found any discernable pattern in how they're made.

So naturally I tried to make up some myself.

Also a self portrait, kind of showing off three different aspects of yours truly's personality:

I'll put up a color version of this once I'm done with it.

Also a quick attempt at doing accurate anatomy off the top of my head: