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[ARTWORK] #11 – Sketch No. 10 / Plan Transformation

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Fig.1. Finished sketch

This is probably my favourite sketch so far.

I wanted to draw a square sitting at one place in space and then move it around on an axis, knowing that it’s surface are was the same (relevant) size as the others.

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Fig.2. Working it out. With difficulty.

You can see here on the left hand side where I started to draw a transformation similarly to the previous sketch. I changed the formula, but it didn’t make any logical sense after drawing it out.

After an hour and a half of scribbling and head scratching (and using a protractor for the first time!) I managed to get something that resembled the effect I had in my head. Got there in the end 🙂

Summary: I love this one. It just marks the beginning of a new way I can play with moving shapes in space. Happy days.


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[ARTWORK] #10 – Sketch No. 9 / First Transformation

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Fig.1. First transformation sketch

This is a transformation of a 5 sided figure (ABCDE), which is plotted further exponentially.

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Fig.2. Earlier stages

Here you can see the first figure plotted in the bottom left and then the following 4 moving right on the x axis and up on the y.

The formula is super simple, it’s just x-1 and y+2.

right 7 up 2 // right 6 up 4 // right 5 up 6 // right 4 up 8

The first goes down by one each time and the second number up by 2.

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Fig.3. Earlier stages

Summary: It’s a pretty cool idea and it’s interesting drawing pictures with values. It’s easy to do because it detaches you from having to make many decisions about where to go next.

I ran out of paper doing this though, so I would like to know where it goes next. I wonder if it loops around and links on to the beginning figure? That would be pretty awesome. I’ll figure that one out… another day 🙂

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Fig.4. Alternate orientation

Funnily enough I think this has ended up looking like a schematic for a set of soundsystem speakers too. Cool. Maybe I like it this way up more now.


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[ARTWORK] #9 – Sketch No. 8 / 3D Cube, Spectrum

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Fig.1. Finished draft

For this sketch I was trying to draw a triangle shape inside the 3D cube similarly to the previous sketch.

This time I turned the triangles at different angles around the point located at the top, which was pinned to the absolute centre of the uppermost plane of the cube (resembling the roof.

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Fig.2. Earlier stages

I placed a total of 6 triangles moving around 360 degrees within the cube at regular intervals.

You can (just about) see here the 1st triangle, which was placed centre on the same plane as the ones in the previous sketch (Sketch No. 7).

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Fig.3. Earlier stages

Now I’m just playing join the dots from here to see what comes out.

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Fig.4. Earlier stages

 Overall: It’s alright, I’m not overly fussed about this one. Still good to do though.

I tried a new method of moving a shape around on a different plane set inside a (perceived) 3D cube.


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[ARTWORK] #8 – Sketch No. 7 / 3D Cube, Triangle, Planes

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Fig.1. Sketch 7 – Finished Draft

Here I was trying to draw out a 3D cube to use as a container to place other shapes lying at different dimensions in space.

I took a few pictures at different stages so you can see how the piece developed. This is my favourite picture (Fig.1.)  taken of all of them so I chose this as the finished draft.

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Fig.2. Earlier stages…

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Fig.3. Earlier stages…

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Fig.4. Earlier stages…

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Fig.5. Earlier stages…

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Fig.6. Earlier stages…

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Fig.7. Earlier stages…

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Fig.8. Alternative ending

I don’t like this last picture (Fig.8.) The result I was trying to achieve is too blurred from having too many lines, which takes away the perception of the triangles sitting inside the 3D cube.

Fig.1. I do like. It’s a pretty simple idea, which can easily be elaborated on.


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[ARTWORK] #7 – Sketch No. 6 / Euclid: Proposition 4 (Book 1) Revisited

#7_Fig1Fig.1. Sketch drawn using proposition 4 as my base for the structure

This was the first time I had an image in my mind of the outcome before I started drawing.

It was my mates birthday, Emma, so I thought I’d knock out one of these and give it to her, so I used the proposition 4 as thats what was fresh in my head at the time and attempted some abstract picture which represents the letters of her name.

So you can see it’s a big picture of an ‘E’ and if you turn it around it turns into an ‘M’ of which there are a couple.. and then there is also an ‘A’ in there…

#7_Fig2Fig.2. Alternative perspective 1

It’s funny how different it looks. It looks like a sketch for some rubbish 3-legged gazebo or something. Well thats what I see anyway.

#7_Fig3Fig.3. Alternative perspective 2

I still can’t get over how different the picture looks when it’s rotated. This is my favourite orientation now. It’s like a whole new picture. Crazy.

Overall: I feel like it’s a fairly well balanced piece, which shows similarity to the others in that it uses symmetry for the base and gets more complex (and asymmetric) the deeper it goes inwards. I find the smaller section a safer place  for asymmetry to be used and experiment with without risking making the whole picture from looking incoherent (for my liking anyway). Bit of the old organised randomness again. Lovely jubbly.


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[ARTWORK] #6 – Sketch No. 5 / Euclid: Proposition 4 (Book 1)

#6_Fig1Fig.1. Euclid – Proposition 4: If two triangles have two sides equal to two sides, respectively, and have the angle(s) enclosed by the equal straight-lines equal, then they will also have the base equal to the base, and the triangle will be equal to the triangle, and the remaining angles subtended by the equal sides will be equal to the corresponding remaining angles.

I’m pretty happy with this one. It’s like the whole picture is coming from the distance from one point, but projects so many different perceived planes in space. The 4 triangles that sit on top of the horizontal plane going into the distance makes it for me. I think I’m liking that lots because it was an accident when I did it and it turned into something I hadn’t done before. It was pretty exciting… actually. I will definitely be doing a bigger more detailed sketch of this using this dimensional structure as a start point.

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Fig.2. Showing working out

Just some evidence that I’m still actually writing down these propositions and understanding them before creating the pictures from them. You can see the scalene 2 triangles in the top left, which I drew one first (ABC), then figured out how to draw the second with exactly the same measurements (DEF). You can also see now in the finished picture a few ways that the triangles have been used.

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Fig.3. Flipped perspective

Overall: for what it is, a little picture. I love it. It’s small and simple, but complex in it’s own way and I learned lot’s when I made it. Great stuff.


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