Maze Day and Night

Maze Day and Night

Really just exploring the day and night in an oval form, adding as much detail as the 0.13mm and my eyes would allow, including a mini version of the whole picture in one of the black parts. I’m not sure of the strength of the outcome as I do it, just enjoy the challenges of creating amazing shapes and patterns, enjoying the challenges one faces o getting it right first time, so plenty of accurate yoga practise, listening to the right kind of music and not giving up!

inward journey

inward journey

Carrying on along the similar lines to circular grasses and treeburst, this very simple pattern drawn to high detail can create this feeling of entering a time portal in space. 0.13 mm pens were used to draw the outline of the radiating wavy lines, allowing the best possible accuracy in creating the individual waves. A 0.20mm pen was then used to infill so to create the solid black. This was one of the trickiest pictures to date towards the centre as any slight mistake would be easily spotted as the lines get thinner towards the centre.

Impressions

Impressions

A step in another direction with random fine detailed abstract forms and shapes. An added challenge was to introduce this positive/negative ring, slowing down the drawing process but in effect establishing a confirmed added dimension and solidity to it all. The random shapes can be studied like a book, picking at it for as much time as your mood allows.

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart

Tightening up the gaps between the black impressions, this has been the ultimate experience of ‘naked eye’ accuracy to date. Two circles, one absorbing, one expanding, the idea taken subconsciously from a colour drawing of an orange and blue star entwining each other in my fathers collection of Life Science books called ‘The Universe’. Once you start this project,, its only the edges of the A4 page and distractions to do your 9-5 job stopping this being a life long project. What happens outside the edges, just like our natural misunderstanding of our grip on the limits and expanse of the universe.

This was like changing gear when it came to depicting detail on A4 paper. The vastness of space swirls around and is sucked into a fine point, depicted by a minute 8 pointed star. Construction lines were hand drawn with use of a ruler to ensure this swirling affect was even and accurate. On the opposite side, matter is being ‘thrown out’ from a pure white centre, possibly from within a funnel. The black streaks increase in size as they splay out to all areas of the picture, darkening all along as one moves further away from the centre. The matter is elongated and follows the swirl as it is drawn into the central 8 pointed star. All around the edge, the farther out one goes, the ‘matter’ resumes a more relaxed ambiguous shape, resembling a decrease in energy, approaching stillness at the corner of the picture.

Connected circles

Connected circles

This was started with the whole image in mind, the whole drawing just building up from these simple forms. I wanted to see what would happen with the overall effect of lines criss-crossing all over the place, connecting up most circles but leaving others untouched. There was a certain satisfaction seeing the circles being surrounded or joined up by these communication lines, a comparison to today’s ever complex systems where we all stay in touch or parts of the world that come under the ever increasing threat of road building and other forms of communication.