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11-09-2013, 12:08 AM
Sharpie on bristol board, currently untitled. Not quite sure how I feel about it right nowhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Nov-2013/1373132-IMG_0020.jpg

11-09-2013, 01:00 AM
Hi Courtney! :wave: This looks like a lot of line work, very nice. Was this planned and composed or improvised as you go? Thanks for sharing.

11-09-2013, 01:06 AM
Thank you :) , there was a little bit of planning

11-09-2013, 07:52 AM
Have decide which way is up?
Sometimes rotating it around ans studying it will help you decide what to do next.

always glad to see new talent over here. Welcome!


11-09-2013, 10:32 AM
I hadn't thought of rotating it, thanks for the suggestion, and thanks for the welcome :)

11-09-2013, 12:06 PM
I like the lines of this piece and always enjoy ambiguity of figure and ground. It is great that the sharpied areas have appealing variations in the black, though that tends to pull the viewer to the black as the figure.

Often figure/ground ambiguity is used as a visual device, like the classic vase vs. the two faces illusion. If the black naturally comes forward as the figure, it would be interesting to have a somewhat ambiguous figure/subject composed of the white segments.

At this point it is appealing, but it could be created in photoshop quite quickly and printed, so I think you may want to push the concept a little more. Perhaps this is just a transfer location on it's bus trip?

11-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the feedback Eraethil, I will think about the concept some more

11-09-2013, 06:37 PM
Have you thought of translating this into a pivoting sculpture. Your line work made me think of stained wood grain.

11-09-2013, 07:29 PM
Really interesting idea, I have no experience in sculpture though