Systematic erasing (left) and unerasing (right) of an abstract line drawing.
Coloured Maple Leaf Art #8
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"Grow" is often the term I use when I think about drawing. I see drawings as results of spontaneous growth of lines. To turn that growing process into performances that I can sit back and watch, I take finished drawings and rework them into videos. Below is an example.
The video shows the erasing of a drawing on the left side, and the unerasing (i.e. reversing the erase) of the same drawing on the right.
This presentation format is a new attempt, and the closest that I have ever gotten to expressing the idea of emptiness through abstract line art.
Surfacing provides a sense of surface and texture.
Hair is added by drawing short line segments perpendicular to an existing line.
Skin is added by drawing parallel lines across an area. The curvature of the parallel lines can be used to suggest non-flat/flowing surfaces.
Fur is done by dashing an area with short line segements.
A drawing is evolved through the growing, dividing and joining of shapes.
Ripple grows a drawing by adding layers of outlines that hug the existing shapes.
Petal grows a drawing by adding simple U-shape or tear-drop-shaped outlines. Each petal is formed with a single line. Petal can add a sense of dynamic and movement.
Wrap grows a drawing by adding non-hugging outlines around existing shapes.
Ribbon thickens line segments.
A hole divides a shape into part rock (solid area) and part paper (see thru area).
Skeleton divides the space inside an existing shape by adding scaffolding lines or segmentation lines. Scaffolding lines are like internal skeleton. They can look like the bone structure of a person, or the vein structure of a leaf. Segementation lines are like external skeleton, such as the shell of a bug.
Connector are simple line segments that connect disjoint shapes to form a unified one. A ripple or a wrap can perform the same function by drawing an outline around multiple existing shapes. Connector does the same by adding line segments in between shapes.