April 23, 2018

T - Lines and shapes touch.

Read other blogs for letter T.
Lines touch to travel in space when we make textures when we make shapes. We know the primary forms: 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. 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 into a dimensional place.

Your picture contains the images you draw on a defined surface which usually on canvas, paper, wood, glass, plastic, etc. Today these can be photos, videos, movies, and computer images you created. Remember these are lines made of dots and pixels. 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 environments. As artists we want these spaces to be flat or dimensional for visual travel.

page from SketchBook project

Space on a surface will make more sense if you think flat when you draw. The canvas is like the glass in a window, that is flat. Looking through the transparency to the outside our vision travels in a location from this object to that object. Most art calls for a viewer to wander into space for feeling textures as pottery, weaving, quilting or visual surfaces leading us from object to object as realism, abstracted, or as non-objective works. 

Assignment for T: As you watch out a window, check the objects: the lines, shapes, and textures; how large or small;  how close or far away; the brightness and thickness of each; the saturation of colors when close or far away; and the play of light with shadows in the space. The more we trust our eyes, the more we travel and observe the broader and fuller our trip is.  That means knowing tricks we can tuck in our pictures. 

Send any assignment via the 'ART for DRAWN LINES' message on this page. I will send the email address for you to include your drawing, titled with the letter 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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