Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Proportions and Organizational Line Drawing

On the second work night (Aug. 24 & 25), we discussed proportions and ellipses.  We looked at slides of Alberto Giacometti's work to illustrate the idea.  Remember that organizational line drawing is similar to gesture in that it is a searching line.  Starting with vertical and horizontal lines, the composition is organized and simplified by drawing lines that isolate and enclose the positive and negative areas.  This allows the artist to compare and take measurement of the individual parts.

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