6-Second Dissection of My Drawing Exercise

by Polyvios Animations, August 19th 2021 © 2021 Polyvios Animations

Done in 6 seconds.

My current goal:Improve my understanding of the flexibility, elasticity, and plasticity of the figure study forces, most and most quickly. (advanced)

Well, AuntHerbert, here's yet another one of my decodings. What do you think of THIS?

Aunt Herbert

Well, it is certainly less boring than your endless repeating warmup routines. On the upper right seems to be some kind of a face(?), then there are a lot of force lines that seem to follow along a sphere-like or egg-like form towards the lower left.

Lots of speed and dynamic, barely an inch of control. You are like a baker, who was told that adding a pinch of salt to his dough will make it taste better, and now decided to make the ideal dough from pure salt, and nothing but salt.

Forces are physically a phenomenon that happens to objects and bodies. Unless you regain enough control over your pen to actually indicate distinct objects or bodies, your attempts to show force in your drawings are doomed to fail. If no object or body is there, then there can't be a force, that moves, distorts, changes or manipulates it.

Aunt Herbert

Even if your goal is a full abstraction of all physical objects, you really need to demonstrate some kind of control, or else an uninitiated viewer will just dismiss your lines as random scratches.

You could retrace your force lines and turn themselves into objects, by drawing clean parallels to them and adding arrow tips to unite the original line and the parallel line to one distinct object. That would also indicate to the viewer: "Hey, this is something I actually intended to do, not just some residue of a manic fit".

As long as you don't find a means to regain control and indicate, that you actually ARE in control of your pen, all you will produce will be ignored as a novelty item, that gets boring fast.

Aunt Herbert

Option 1: Reintroducing objects/bodies:

Aunt Herbert

Option 2: Demonstrating intention by use of repetition:

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