Once again, my girlfriend, Sira, aided me in my art project (the pictures were taken by her niece). For backstory, we did the Automatic Drawing at about 9:00pm on Saturday, after having spent all day at Long Beach Comic Con (it was a lot of fun!). This meant that we were both a little sleepy and kind of wanted to get the project over with, since I wouldn’t have time to do it later. I am also getting a little sick, and we were surrounded by toddlers running, playing, and shouting, both of which further added to my emotions. In short, this drawing was produced by exhaustion and frustration.

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We began with the yellow, black, then green, each held vertically. I noticed that most of our lines were loops and circles, and concentrated in the middle of the paper. After using each color a couple times, we decided to move the pencils around horizontally to create soft, wide lines.

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We did this method a few times with each color, and even went back to holding them vertically once or twice.

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I’m not entirely sure what to make of the final product. I like it–I find it interesting and engaging, in a way–but I’m not sure how to analyze it. To me, I don’t see any real manifestation of anger or tiredness; I just see some squibbles that my girlfriend and I made while trying not to fall asleep. I don’t believe the thin or thick lines have any meaning, other than we wanted to try both of them out. The only thing I can really “analyze” is the fact that Sira tended to move the pencils more than I did, so if anything, this is “her” project.

If you can look at this and come up with a meaning behind a line or squiggle, then by all means, more power to you. I would expect others to have different feelings towards this than me. If you can analyze this and defend your argument, then I condone you. If you hate it with all your guts, then that’s also good. This piece is entirely open to different opinions–I do not have a concrete meaning behind it. The most I can say, is that it reminds Sira’s niece and me of a turtle, somehow.

 

 

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