September 8, 2006
Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

– William Blake

Patrick Nagal Art

Silhouette Art

I was trying some new artistic styles that were inspired by William Blake’s poem The Tyger. Its an intense little poem, but after reading the line,

In what distant deeps or skies. Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

I visualized a silhouette with bright shining eyes. I took that concept, switched the subject from animal to women, then styled it with bold solid color choices like Patrick Nagel used. I have always been a fan of his. I find it so interesting how he can get you to see beauty with just a few lines and solid colors.