Tuesday 22 November 2011

Optical illusions Drawings and photos

This one was based on some of the management team of Turner contemporary. The only one I was fairly pleased with was Victoria Pomery, centre.

The idea is to try to incorporate likenesses in the illusion of three faces sharing the same parts.

Next I had a go at our political leaders Cameron, Clegg and Miliband.

Oddly enough it is the side profiles that give the most trouble again.
 I know I should have been working and not sitting at my bookshop counter drawing.

The Ramsgate photos were taken this morning when I went for a walk, the only thing I have done to them is invert them and then produce mirror images of the inverted image.

I quite like the idea of drawing something from an imposable angle. 

In this case it would be Ramsgate viewed from the bottom of the harbour. 

On the whole drawing from photographs is a bit boring, so if this is something you do then you may find turning your sketches into some sort of optical illusion makes things more interesting. 

I tried giving the first one a wash, to see if it looks any better.

1 comment:

Comments, since I started writing this blog in 2007 the way the internet works has changed a lot, comments and dialogue here were once viable in an open and anonymous sense. Now if you comment here I will only allow the comment if it seems to make sense and be related to what the post is about. I link the majority of my posts to the main local Facebook groups and to my Facebook account, “Michael Child” I guess the main Ramsgate Facebook group is We Love Ramsgate. For the most part the comments and dialogue related to the posts here goes on there. As for the rest of it, well this blog handles images better than Facebook, which is why I don’t post directly to my Facebook account, although if I take a lot of photos I am so lazy that I paste them directly from my camera card to my bookshop website and put a link on this blog.