When I went back to CZT training last October, one of the many things that really inspired me was the art journal of Maria Thomas. I gazed at and admired that little black book a lot! I took a picture of two of the pages that had just incredibly beautiful line work. I was looking thru my pictures from the training this past weekend and came across those pages again. When I looked closer, Maria had written that her inspiration was Houshang Seyhoun. So, of course, I had to look him up. He is known as the "father of Iranian architecture" and was very prominent in the 1950's for his design work. I found his facebook page that shows a lot of his art work and the beautiful line work that was Maria's inspiration.
Another artist who does beautiful line work is Justine Ashbee. I found out about her work on Margaret Bremner's blog Enthusiastic Artist. There is also a tangle, JASH that was created by Phine that you can see here. I have played around with this tangle on some bookmarks in the past but nothing bigger.
So, I did a little playing with lines the past two days. What fun it is to just have your lines go here and there in different directions. I also did some with the Micron pen (which I like better) and some with a fine line Bic pen for some different colors. While I know that these are no where close to the quality of Maria Thomas, Houshang Seyhoun, and Justine Ashbee, I thank all of them for the inspiration!