The Artist Who Mistook His Subject’s Hat For A Face

Sometimes the process of blind drawing leads to epic fails. For instance, the misplacement of the man’s hat in the sketch below. I don’t remember the sequence of my pen strokes, but I did go back (in a sighted way) to re-outline the hat.  I try not to shy away from fails.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - The Artist Who Mistook His Subject's Hat For A Face

The Artist Who Mistook His Subject’s Hat For A Face
Pen and Ink
7″x5″ 111# Moleskin Journal

Triangle Bright Spot in Flatland Night

I was thinking about the figures in Flatland. What actually determines a shape? Is it a line? A line is by itself, is infinitely thin. A shape is not defined by a line, it has an edge, a divider between inside and outside. I don’t think the residents of Flatland would confuse a bright spot with a triangular shape, with an actual triangle, even though it is an area of brightness bounded by a dimensionless edge, a line, if you will.  Why is that line different than the line that defines the triangle citizens of Flatland?

Photography: Street Photography - Triangle Bright Spot in Flatland Night

Triangle Bright Spot in Flatland Night
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Roundhouse in Flatland

Imagine the scene below squished into two dimensions. That is the world of Flatland. The manhole cover becomes a platform with the ability to swivel. Lines (or rectangles) can advance onto its surface and be rotated. If, as shown below, a rectangle is only partly on board, it can be broken apart. It’s a good thing that, like the flatworm, planaria, the rectangles are self healing.  One may find a variety of misshapen rectangles in the vicinity of a roundhouse.

Photography: Street Photography - Roundhouse in Flatland

Roundhouse in Flatland
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I’ll Have Your Stripes

This gentleman only had one stripe on his jacket. He looks a bit grumpy, so I gave him wide berth so he wouldn’t have my stripes.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - I'll Have Your Stripes

I’ll Have Your Stripes
Pen and Ink Sketch
7″x5″ 111# Moleskin Journal

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