Breaking the Picture Plane

In Drawing we are taught about perspective, a key element in that is the concept of representing our subject as through we are looking through --a picture plane-- a window Breaking the picture plane is the idea of drawing the viewer into the experience.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Drawing II at ISU

Self Portrait Value Study.
Is approximately 24x32" And took approximately 26 hours to complete.
I had a picture taken against a black background, which was then pixelated to provide something of a map for the grayscale values that were to be placed on the page. The process consisted of laying down a combination of Vine and Compressed charchol in layers and then pulling it back out with an eraser and blending stump. The effect is that of a very soft velvet texture.
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Drawing II at ISU

I don't think I'll ever get completely use to blind gesture drawing. Supposedly it's suppose to give your drawings more depth and vitality. Mine usually end up being a big black blob on the page. The ones where I'm looking every once in a while generally turn out better. Go figure....