Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thinking About Drawing


Drawing is
        coming together
        forming colourable areas
        sculpting pictorial spaces
        giving rise to visual parts.

Drawing is
visual parts
        coming together
        forming pictorial objects.

Lines Coming Together

Coming together,
one line at a time,
touching or not,
crossing or not,
connected or not.


An open line
A line with one end touching itself

A line crossing itself

A closed line, connecting on its ends

Two closed lines, side by side

Two closed lines, touching
Two closed lines crossing each other

One closed line with a second line touch the first on both ends

Two closed lines, one inside the other
One closed line with a second line touching the first on one end
One closed line with a second line touching the first on one end and crossing it multiple times
Two open lines crossing each other multiple times
Four open lines touching and crossing one another
Many open lines, unconnected, floating in parallel
Many lines, connected

(Back to Drawing)

Forming Colourable Areas

A Colourable area is
pictorial space bounded by lines
            to hold colours.

A Closed area has
closed boundary,
            can receive a single colour.

An Open area has
partial boundary -
open for interpretation.
            Colour gradation naturally occurs
            at undefined border.

(Back to Drawing)

Sculpting Pictorial Spaces

A space is not pictorial


Growing is to

add lines

forming new areas

previously unoccupied.

Dividing is to

adds lines

carving new areas

within existing areas.

Joining is to

add lines

pulling together

unconnected areas.

(Back to Drawing)

Visual Parts

Visual parts are
        when lines come together
        in a certain way.

Visual parts are
        for constructing pictorial objects.

Visual parts are
        not unlike alphabets
        to English words.

        And not unlike radicals
        to Chinese characters.

To see more, follow this link.

(Back to Drawing)

Parts Coming Together

Line by line,
parts form.

Part by part,
objects form.

Not unlike alphabets
forming English words.

Not unlike radicals
forming Chinese characters.

(See larger version)

(Back to Drawing)



To see more, go to the 10,000 Page Colouring Book.

(Back to Drawing)

No comments: