Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pushing the Pysanka Envelope

It has been a while since I have done any pysanky in Illustrator. One design in a YouTube animation that someone had sent me caught my eye. Here it is in a screen grab, which shows a novel (to my eye) pysanka design:
I used the "place" command in Illustrator to lock this image down so that I could trace out the shapes of the dancers.
A couple of transforms to daisy-chain the dancers into rows, and then I made that grouping into a symbol.

From symbol to egg, here is the final pysanka:

Although this is far from a typical pysanka motif, these dancers depicted here are a performing a rite of Spring known as Vesnianky-hahilky.

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