Sunday, May 29, 2011

Draw Your Face Off 2, Space Gallery, June 1 & 3

These are some sketches in preparation for the second Draw Your Face Off event at Space Gallery. I'm not sure if I'll make drawings like this, but it'd be nice to do something quick and new for me.
Also, I think using little squares is a natural progression from using little triangles.
I like how much these look like early computer graphics and video games, also like Conway's Game of Life, which is always in the back of my mind.
I use the width of the marker as the smallest unit of measurement, and build from there.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Exciting DOTS!

This is another layer upon what I did the other day. The addition to the program is: leave no dot unconnected, try not to leave any lone white dots if you can.

Monday, May 16, 2011

stippling experiments

These aren't really experiments, I just called them that because it's a new method for me. These images are details of one drawing that I'm making using one inch squares as different fields, and each field has different rules for placement of dots using an ink pen on paper.
The bottom left square's rules were: place dots in a random array, continually assess the visual qualities of the dots for the emergence of tonal density or imagery, avoid overt imagery but make a pleasing formal arrangement. Basically, just doodle with dots.

The upper right square's rules were different, they were: place dots evenly until uniformly dark value is achieved. Eventually individual marks will leave pathways and subtle areas of extra density, without much focus.

I've got a dozen or so squares to fill with dots in various ways, and I think in the end this drawing will be a rewarding exercise and an interesting piece.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Zaxxon, my first video game

This picture of me says so much. I guess I'm 3 or 4 years old. 1983 or '84. Wheaties and Zaxxon on the table. I'm either making beautiful music on a plastic lute or sucking on a pacifier beyond "okay". I clearly have to pee. Yes, I am wearing robot pajamas.
Zaxxon must have been enjoyable, maybe even a formative experience after looking at these pictures my Mom just brought over. I really don't remember the game at all. Here is a description of the handheld version I'm playing with from the handheld museum.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

water dripped on my monitor, white background

I always forget that when I see white on a screen it is a balance of RGB. I see black in there too, which holds it all together, but until now I thought that was a CMYK thing.

This is just a close-up photo of my monitor with my generic point and shoot camera. Water automatically acts as a lens.