Pencil then ink on white paper (Sharpie) Free form using shapes and straight lines. The purpose is to create a thick line drawing with spaces contained within, and separated from each other by these lines.
Computer Revised Drawing
- I took a photo of the original drawing and manipulated it with Paint.net.
- I decided to change the size completely making it a vertical print.
- I used the “Pour” feature to pour true black into the thick lines which formed the drawing.
- I used the “Pour tool to pour true white into the spaces.
- The paint brush tool allowed me to correct the drawing a bit by smoothing out the lines. Pixel by pixel.
- Since the screen is either open or closed, black and white form the pattern regardless of final colors.
- The image could be used as is, but seemed uninteresting.
- It can be “Flipped” to produce a mirror image. In this case, I saw eyes so I flipped the image.
- Since it’s black or white, the “Pour Tool” can be used to erase whole areas and create multiple images. A key feature of this method is “Undo” (Ctrl Z)….Erase stuff and undo your way back!
- I created multiple images in this case and selected the two that didn’t make the “flip” obvious. This created some symmetry but not so much duplication.