Sunday, December 9, 2007

Undrawing 9654

Systematic erasing (left) and unerasing (right) of an abstract line drawing.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Unerasing 9690

IF: Grow
"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.

Unerasing Doodeo 9690 from Pixo Hammer on Vimeo.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Doodeo 2007-08-17

Different ways to connect.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Doodeo 2007-07-01

The making of 44 abstract drawings in one continuous session.

Unerasing 9758

Reverse playback of the systematic erasure of an abstract drawing.

Unerasing 9754

Reverse playback of the systematic erasure of an abstract drawing.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Doodeo 9990

Go to drawing.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Undrawing 9766

Systematic erasing (left side) and unerasing (right side) of an abstract line drawing.

Undrawing 9768

Systematic erasing (left side) and unerasing (right side) of an abstract line drawing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Undrawing 9769

Systematic erasing (left side) and unerasing (right side) of an abstract line drawing.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Doodeo 9992

Go to drawing.

Doodeo 9993

Go to drawing.

Doodeo 9994

Go to drawing.

Doodeo 9995

Go to drawing.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Monday, June 4, 2007

Undrawing 9788 - A New Presentation Format

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.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Drawing Colour Doodle 9996

My second video on the making of a doodle.
My second Doodeo.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Drawing Colour Doodle 9997

The making of a doodle.
My first Doodeo.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Undrawing Page 9796

The systematic erase of drawing 9796.

Unerasing Page 9810

Reversing the erase of drawing 9810.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Unerasing followed by undrawing of 9811

Unerase is the reverse of an undraw.
This video starts with the unerasing of the drawing 9811 followed by its undrawing.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Undrawing Page 9814

New form and shapes appeared gradually as parts were added to a drawing.
Similarly, new form and shapes appeared as parts were being removed systematically.
This is the systematic erasing of 9814.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Undrawing Page 9813

The systematic approach to the making of a drawing can also be applied to its unmaking.
I call the process undrawing.
This video is the undrawing of 9813.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Drawing Analysis 02

This video shows the making of a drawing.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Drawing Analysis 01

This video shows the making of a drawing.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


The Mosaic approach lays parts down side by side.
The Landscape approach arranges parts from front to back.
The Basket approach weaves parts together like a basket.


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.


Erasing is undrawing.
When the medium allows erasing, it can be used to undo a drawing mis-step. It can also be used to convert a see through area into a solid shape.

More Complex Parts

Grow, Divide and Join

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.

Rock, Paper and Scissors

Rock represents solid shapes.
Paper represents transparent shapes.
Scissors represent open shapes.