April 18, 2018

O - Line offer outlines.

letter O - posts on A2Z
Lines do outline; well, we see lines as separating shapes, objects, colors, textures from one another. I think this is the way our brain organizes for us. We observe drawn lines. Our visual mind does this with textures and colors. We think we see a line, only we see color stopping and another color starting, as leaves on a tree, the flowers, and the stems and trunk.

Each texture that our eyes see our brain organizes into images. As children, we learn to read symbols, letters that order words in sentences that tell a story. Our hands draw the symbols for images that the brain learns. No scent or sound exist, we image this from what we remember: OBSERVE.

When looking at a landscape, person, a movie - we organize points to connect called a lines or pixels grouped together to obtain images for our eye to offer to our brains. How open we are to our optic allusions is how much opportunity we take to observe our outer worlds. Our eyes, our hands, and fingers are opportunist giving us what we think are true visuals in our physical ordinary life: ORDER.

We draw on paper learn symbols with opinions to share with observers, our viewers. They are obliged and willing to open to what we have offered or omitted, no matter how obvious or outlandish our drawings. The overwhelming obstacle is how to order, obscure, or omit in our drawings what we want our obsevers to enjoy.


Observing cats from a picture book dummy.
 ASSIGNMENT for O: look around outside in nature or inside your office or home to see how outlines surround or are on objects. Note how textures and colors dictate what we see and omit. The more we observe the more we open and can organize the colors and textures. Now on scrap papers do what artists call contour drawings of objects you see. Just draw the outlines. BE OUTLANDISH! OR, BE ORDERLY! HAVE FUN!

Send assignment via the 'ART for DRAWN LINES' message on this page. I will send the email address for you to include drawing, title with the letter O, which I will post on this blog.

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

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