Moving picture

hya-animation

Bamboo dip pen and water-brush with dilute Lexington grey ink, watercolour, A5  – 20 minutes per stage

More evidence of Jim’s cleverness. He’s combined scans showing three stages of a sketch into one animated Gif image, creating a clear way to see the different qualities that line, shading and colour bring to a picture. Please let me know if you think it’s a useful way to look at a sketch, or if it just induces a migraine. I find it slightly hypnotic…

The subject is the same Hyacinth bulb that I’ve been drawing since Christmas, now in decline with leaves drooping and the shrivelled flowers losing colour.

Update: Filipe commented “Hello Ed. Although the idea is somehow visually appealing, I’d rather see the 3 stages individually. I wanted to observe more of each stage, but found it very difficult as it kept changing and I had to wait for the return of the wanted stage, take a fast peek, and then wait again for its return. It is very distracting.”

So here they are…

hya sep1hya sep2hya sep3

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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3 Responses to Moving picture

  1. Hello Ed

    Altough the idea is somehow visually appealing, I’d rather see the 3 stages individually.
    I wanted to observe more of each stage, but found it very difficult as it kept changing and I had to wait for the return of the wanted stage, take a fast peek, and then wait again for its return. It is very distracting.

  2. Ed Mostly says:

    Hi Filipe, thanks for the response. I’ll add the three separate images to the post, and do the same next time I use a Gif. Ed

  3. Pingback: Hyacinth’s decline | Mostly drawing

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