Nov 2nd, 2022
- How do these arrows differ? What do they describe about the space they occupy?
- A explores a limited amount of the depth in the space it occupies, so we still feel as though we're looking at something fairly 2-dimensional.
- B reaches far and close, taking us through the dimensions of space, and feels more like a window to something deeper. What we see is no longer all there is - it is now only a glimpse of a whole world.
- And these balls?
- A is stiff and wobbly, where B is more confident and solid. B also gives us a sense of how the ball is oriented, thanks to the contour ellipse placed at its end.
- How about these lines?
- A is uniform in its weight, usually the result of applying too much pressure.
- B tapers on its ends, feeling more natural, smooth and dynamic.
- A feels stiff and heavy-handed, doesn't sell the illusion of form. It still feels like lines on a flat canvas, rather than something greater than the sum of its parts.
- B is more dynamic, and feels more cohesive. Line weight is used to clarify the overlaps, leaves twist through all 3 dimensions of space, and the linework is considerably more confident and able to sell the solidity more effectively.
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