What do you get if you combine Native American sand painting with the imagery of Vasily Kandinsky? I continue to be intrigued by Kandinsky’s paintings and enjoy adopting ideas from his iconography. That’s what I was doing here. Although it was not my intent while creating these designs, the end results end up looking something like Navajo sand paintings.
One of the techniques used in putting these compositions together was to create a large shape and then soften it’s edges to form gradations of tone. This is done by using a “brush” in Procreate app that resembles the texture of grainy chalk. When used on the edges of some shapes it gives a feeling of sand grains.
Below are examples of Navajo sand paintings.