Drawn Lines

April 24, 2018

The frist Art Show, Joyous Flow, 1990

more to come --> need to find the photos or video of the show.

Drawn line has unity.

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We have come far in understanding three elements of art: line, textures, and shapes. There is still more about forms, values, and space. Here is a list of rules describing the unity in a work of art. These are optional; however, keep in mind a viewer uses these unconsciously.

Unity: the successful joining of elements and principles to express the artist’s intention in the most effective ways. When the work is unified, we say that the artist is successful and that the drawing, painting, illustration, or design “works.”

Dot: a pause recorded, a point of interest.
Line: the recorded path of a movement always present and felt.
Textures: one of the elements of art the different surfaces or allusions we see in the work of art.
Shapes: areas enclosed by lines and the spaces between,
Color: the variety of hues divide from a spectrum of the rainbow that includes tints, tones, shades, and values.
Value: the lightness or darkness of a color in a scale from black through grays to white.
Mass: a shape that appears to have substance and weight.
Volume: the appearance of contained space.
Space: the actual place the medium occupies and the illusion of space within: mysterious, shallow, or indefinite.
Axis: the perspective in the art piece horizontal, vertical, and/or diagonal.
Negative or positive space: the interplay and interlocking of forms within and between space. The yang/yin of art.
Contrast: juxtapostion of lines, textures, and shapes of various color and size on the paper or canvas.
Variety: combining different elements to attract interests and to avoid monopoly, remember, too much variety produces confusion.

We have mention the next principle and are important in UNITY.
Movement: the direction of space, color, lines, and values that animates the art piece.
Repetition: the repeated use of line, texture, shape, and space.
Rhythm: the repeating of certain movements throughout the art piece.
Balance: the placement of lines, textures, shapes, colors, and space. Symmetrical - both side of the paper look-alike. Asymmetrical: several smaller forms weighing the same as a dense form.

And, finally we have a piece of art.
Composition: the arrangement of elements and principles to express a distinct style in a relevant medium.

This list from teacher Mrs. Steingart’s; she made copies with an old mimeograph machine, the diddo’s we used in schools 1950 through the 70’s. The device developed from the printing press that used a fluid to made prints from a carbon sheet, which resulted in purple ink and paper looking wet. No electricity used, the papers were pulled through by a rotary handle. Can you imagine how fast our forms of communication have developed from typewriter to the printing press to our “now” computers, iPads, and iPhones for mass communication on the virtual streaming web of encounters? And still, the same elements, rules, principles, values, and styles exist. INTERESTING! FUN! Not UNUSUAL!

ASSIGNMENT:  Look, observe, study your art and the art of masters, which can find found on the web. Pick your favorite, my is Klee and K and Turner, the impressionists and most expressionists. There are so many fine crafts man and women: sculpture, weaving, quilting, clay, illustration, cartoons, painting, and drawing to name a few. Also, observe how your mind organizes what you view in nature, your office, and home.

Send this assignment to BobbieTalesART on Facebook. Click the button, “Send Message.” Leave a photo of your work which I will post on the BobbieStoryPortfolio blog post. Include the letter, U. Or, leave me a message on my website and I will give you my email address.

Also, any comments, suggestions, other observations, or ideas are welcome. Art is to share; we are all artists and creative.

April 23, 2018

Lines and shapes touch.

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Lines touch to travel in space when we make textures when we make shapes. Think of the piece of paper as blank space; lines build shapes and textures in this empty area to record our nonobjective, abstract landscapes, portraits, our expression in a dimensional place.
We know the four basic shapes: the triangle, square, rectangle, and circle. These are used over and over along with free-form lines to build what we see as objects in our everyday space, air. Space on the paper will make more sense if you do an exercise.
Assignment: on pages 30 and 31 of our sketchbook or a fine piece of paper not too big or will take alone time, draw a rectangle on both sides of the pages to the edges. Two large forms divide the space. On the first-page draw shapes, do not touch; leave space around them. Make this exciting, add tension, use opposition. You can do this by putting down three large shapes or one to be dominant and others to balance the dominance, a trick to get viewers into the rectangle. Now add other forms, remember not to touch each other. Fill the area between the shapes with the same texture. The shapes should float in front of the texture, as seen a background much as in our everyday reality.

On the other half of the paper, choose one shape, I love the triangle, but maybe a circle, square, or rectangle. Have this form overlapping and no space between them. Fill in the empty rectangle with your shape, make this unusual using opposition by overlapping, a trick you play on us, an optical illusion as we look at the drawing there is non-objective space, unreal.  FUN! It's a tease; it's a trick for the viewer which is exciting.

Send this assignment to BobbieTalesART on Facebook. Click the button, “Send Message.” Leave a photo of your work which I will post on the BobbieStoryPortfolio blog post. Include the letter, T.


Also, any comments, suggestions, other observations, or ideas are welcome. Art is to share; we are all artists and creative.

April 22, 2018

The Sketch Book Project

Sketchbook project
Sketchbook Project
Finished is the Sketchbook Project, a 32-page art book I titled,  I in Line. "Life is a line in time." --> mine myth!

Drawing lines are comforting and
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soothing for me, relaxing. And, I did teach lessons about line to school groups. Now through the A2Z-2018 blog challenge, each day on Drawn Lines, I write my views of line in art and why we are all artists or can be by practice and knowing the elements and principles for using lines. Remember, lines are important to any artist, well, maybe not the impressionists.

Enjoy what I accomplished in my line sketching! 

Assignment: 1) Check out the SketchBook Project; pre-order your book.

2) Send any line assignment to BobbieTalesART on Facebook. Click the button, “Send Message.” Leave the work for the assignment which I will put on the BobbieStoryPortfolio blog post. Include the blog letter S for sketching.

Also, any comments, suggestions, other observations, or ideas are welcome. Art is to share; we are all artists and creative.

April 20, 2018

Line radiates relationships.

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Repeating rhythm is like a line in a texture drawn over and over, only repeating a set of textures over and over. When looking at painted landscapes, we see repeating rhythm in the mountains, water, trees, and leaves. All recurring a bit differently as not to bore the viewer, who recognizes or remembers a reality.

While learning about lines, we are drawing non-objective relations. Refining what line represents in our art. So we can use the line to mirror or reflect our reality as interpreted from eyes to the brain to be rendered by our hand to the paper. Always remembering, we are not drawing reality but only what we reflect through our lines.

To review, we can draw about 20 different line, thin or thick, and create multi-textures that repeat and overlap on different shapes. We build our recipes for using line as we experiments and relish what we do, remarkably creating our style - our repeating rules in our works. We will recognize we have a technique while looking the random drawings we have done thus far.

So now we are ready to expand into a new range of relationship with shapes into our style. Before shapes drawn were random. The contour shapes from yesterday assignment were also random, free-formed delineations of edges as we see.
Shapes have rhythms and repeat in our realities. Notice which ones dominate our inside spaces and which ones dominate outside.

ASSIGNMENT: Use your pencil or colored pencils. Draw the shapes referred to as pure: triangle, circle, square, and rectangle. Vary the sizes from small to large, variation, and keep them flat. Place side by side, inside each other, overlapping, repeating. Create rhythm and dominance. For practice do several as scribbles. Then choose the one that looks like a piece of art, and improve on a clean piece of paper, if you want to use a light colored paper. Or, add to pages 28 to 29 of our sketchbooks. This drawing will resemble textures, resolve this by adding textures to the shapes. If you want, insert colors on the textures to layer as one does in oil painting.

Send your works of art to BobbieTalesART on Facebook. Press the button, “Send Message.” Leave a picture from your iPhone, etc., and I will put on the blog post. Include a title and your name with the blog letter R.

Also, any comments, suggestions, other observations, or ideas you have to offer are welcome. Art is to share; we are all artist and creative.

April 19, 2018

Lines are quaint.

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Lines are quick, quaint sometimes holding quality sometimes just quirky. FUN! A QUEST!

Being familiar with the types and the quality of lines and textures, we move to creating works of art, pieces of penciled drawn art that qualify as professional. A work of art must cause and answer questions on a piece of paper as a short story or in a series of painting like a novel with chapters. 

FORM is the total work; the elements working together to show a organized composition controlled by Principles:

Dominance is center of interest, one line, shape, texture or color that attracts attention and sometimes repeats.

Emphasis is how the center of interest attracts the eye either by lines, shape, textures or colors leading the viewer to the dominant center.
Balance is how lines, textures, shapes, and colors are arranged either symmetrical with the same number, size, and shape as a design or with asymmetrical, unequal numbers, sizes, and shapes. 

Balance is a quirk of fate. One large shape in the middle of your art is not balancing your work, using three varied shapes in different positions of the drawing move a viewer’s eye over the whole area.

Rhythm uses lines in repetition to move eyes around the paper and cause MOVEMENT, motion, action. The viewer’s eyes follow the asymmetrical balance quenching the viewer’s thirst for involvement, excitement, quirky fun, and surprise. We have the viewer in motion, not at rest. The eyes might follow a line around and through shapes, or bounce from shape to shape. 

Opposition and variety are thrusts that keep the eyes moving. You can also create harmony or contrast, the mood for your piece.

ASSIGNMENT:  On a large piece of paper create an optical quest for your viewer. Move us around your composition with the type of lines you know and shapes and textures. If you want, use color and value.

Observe your piece. What composition is in your art? What do you give us to observe, view, to dance around in your piece? What quest do you set up for the viewer?

Please share your drawing through my Facebook art page, BobbieTalesART. You will see the button, 'message'. Leave a message and post your art there. I will put into the blog - title with letter Q -QUEST!

Also, we will enjoy any comments, suggestions, other observations, or ideas you have to offer.

April 18, 2018

Pencils provide lines.

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I love my pencil! Since preschool or for some of us kindergarten, 'the pencil is the tool of trade' for writing and drawing. What we learn present by pencil extends to all possibles of mediums: paints, pastels, pens marker or with inks on paper, cloth, wood, and metals.

Pencil and drawing are partners, as we say 'hand in hand', or brain, to an image to hand to fingers holding the magical tool: the PENCIL! By drawing lines the pencil presents, permits, persuades, pictures, proclaims, plunges, and puts our viewers into a playful, pleasant, pleasurable, forms we draw in landscapes, portraits, in designing, or accidental, figurative, expressive, impression, abstract, non-objective, or realistic art.

As children with our pencils carving and rendering the alphabet letters over and over with the right pressure, width, and length; so the line was even and flat, PURPOSEFUL. Then for most of us on to scribe writing were we connected the letters with one long line for each word. One profound process over our school years through the grades. Our skill of PRIDE! We  d with our peers and public.

As an artist, and remember we all are artists, we have practiced, professional, prevailing pencil skills necessary in our progress to understand the principles and elements of art. We know two elements: line and texture, and hints of the other four: shapes, value, color, and space. The principles are simple, and I have mentioned a few: feeling, dominance, balance, and movement that make-up composition. These Principles we will talk about later.

ASSIGNMENT: on a piece of paper or in the sketchbook on pages 28 and 29, at the bottom from left to right make a tightly controlled line of squished swishes from the darkest line the pencil can make to the lightest. Do again from the opposite directions right to left from darkest to lightest. Use the side of your pencil if you want.  Think of the soft light lines as white, yellows, and pinks. The ordinary lines are orange, red, light blue, light brown, light green, and light purple. The darkest lines are blacks, browns, dark blues, and dark greens.

Now draw nine squares above the two squishes squiggles lines. Putting a color from your pencil in each: white, yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green, brown, and black. Of course, all the lines and boxes are shades of gray. 

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