Remembering When: September, 2011

My niece and the curved line

Limit yourself.  Notice how the portrait of my niece changes when represented as positive shapes versus the limitations of using only curved line.  Using only curved lines was tough. What sparked this process?  I remember hearing whilst in a Figure drawing class that most if not all lines of the human form are convex in nature. (I could be mixing this up with concave)  And therefore, I decided to use only curved lines in Illustrator.  I also adjusted line weight to compensate for shadow and highlights.  The curved edition has an almost cherub quality to it, while the positive shapes make her appear a lot older than she really is.  Interesting.

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