Drawn Lines

April 8, 2018

Line generates!

The line moves and captures us inside a drawing.

When we look at a painting, black or white or with colors and textures, landscapes and portraits, the artist who had fun is now providing fun for us the viewer.

Remember, that walk we took with line, the curves the bumps, the slips, and splashing. Now, use your mind to drive your car. The road is marked showing the lanes, biking lanes, turning lanes, parking spots, we wait at stop signs, and stop light behind lines. Beside lines and more lines, as we drive we move along with textures: bumps, ripples, twisting, usually paralleling other cars. Not to mention all the sounds: clicking of signals, music playing, passengers talking, the windshield wipers scrapping, the rain or snow hitting the car, water or slush from the wheels, and of course, the motor running. Possibly, we remember horror sounds and bumps of a collision/wreck.

The mind decides what is essential for us to hear and see while walking or driving. So let's use these conceptual memories, using your pencil to record as abstract lines; and if you like, a bit of color from colored markers. Remember, drawing is for fun! From your energy in your mind to the hand into the pencil, draw your lines. And remember, your interpretation will not, and you do not want to record you really see. Lines are symbols as are words - draw, paint, sketch, a vision appears!

Assignment: On a piece of paper or in the sample sketchbook on pages 11 and 12 with your pencil or marker pens. Make three dots or circles anywhere, big or small. These are focal points that lead your viewers around in your drawing. Like the intersection of a signal with 4 or 16 lanes with cars waiting to turn or proceed forward. Or at a train hub with railroad tracks for going and leaving a central station; I think of Chicago or New York. Or, any complicated an airplane port with the plane hubs and lanes for landing and departing; I think of San Francisco or Huston Texas A mega picture of points with radiation lines for cars, trains, airplanes, and people coming and going. From focal points. Use all the various lines that come into your mind with added emotion/feeling to the edge. You will find this be interesting and will see your focal points lead a viewer around and around to the focal points. Focal points are used in all art, from the famous masters, landscapes, advertisements, newspaper layouts, garden and park designs, planned architecture, and functional city planning. You created another abstract, non-objective drawing.

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