Te ExTRaÑo by tuerda ()
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Fine liner on paper.
I have been wanting to do something like this for a quite a while now, and I finally put in the time to crank it out. It was quite a bit of time, as you might guess.
Image Comments (6)
steve2 () 2:10AM | Sat, 11 January 2020
Wow this is a amazing drawing. All the differant shapes are fun to look at.
Black () 5:14PM | Tue, 14 January 2020
I have in the last few years discovered this thing called "zentangle"... But as my usual I sort of went out of proportions with the concept of filling the canvas with sort of instinctal details... And thus I can imagine the amount of time it possibly takes to what it would have normally to fill up those spaces. Once again: you have a rather steady hand for very geometric forms... And no visible construction lines that I have noticed! Pretty amazing!
This one had a fair bit of sketching for the writing, and for some of the larger shapes in the ink. I did not have very much confidence with the ink because I have never done anything like this before, but as I moved on from the larger shapes into the smaller ones I found myself abandoning construction lines and just going in straight with the ink. It was a bit nerve wracking at first, because I was trying to keep the lines down to a pretty narrow collection of angles, but as you can probably imagine, after doing it enough times, it got easier.
anahata.c () 4:40PM | Sat, 18 January 2020
Your technique is unquestionable, as it is in all your work. It doesn't seem to lag, anywhere in this piece...what seems like the greatest challenge, in a piece like this, is 'management'. A rather business-like term; but I mean composing a space with wholeness and flow, when it's made of so many individual items. This is like someone came into your living room and dumped a mass of tiny shapes on your carpet, and said, "DRAW with these!" And then left...And you looked at all the 'stuff' and said: "Ooooo-kayyyy..." In music and writing (which were my first arts), I've encountered work like that many times. This big pulsing, jazzy array (your drawing) is a big potpourri of both free and geometric shapes, etc;, and somehow you made it all hold together. I imagine this was like counterpoint for you---in the sense that musical counterpoint demands that each musical line (melody line) draws out a 'response' from every other musical line, where melodies seem to respond to each other, react to each other, picking up traits from each other as the music moves along...It seems you were very sensitive to that kind of interaction, in this piece...in the sense that one bunch of shapes brings on a reaction from another bunch of shapes, and so on. (No one's doing a "solo" act here, they're all listening to each other.) Some artists, when doing pieces like this, want to say "to hell with it!" and leave the room. Or "how did I ever commit to this mess!" (Then they come back and finish it...) Whatever you felt as you were making this, you created an upbeat, dancing whole out of all these subtly jiggling parts; and your use of circles and arrows and s-curves have gentle humor in them, as if they're making subtle visual jokes to each other. And that big burst of modeled-zig-zags---about 1/3 of the way down---are like a raucous bunch of architectural shapes who busted into this geometric street-fair, and tried to bust-up the whole gathering, though they didn't succeed, happily. They're just from a 'different part of town', and you've contained them very naturally. This feels like a giddy, laughing street celebration, which also has real discipline. (The shapes have rigor.) And I get the feeling if you interviewed the shapes, they'd say they're having one hell of a good time...Wonderful piece of dancing art.
Thank you. This time it seems that you see this piece very much as I intended it -- with one notable exception:
The burst of modeled zig-zags from another part of town are actually text, reading "Te ExTRaÑo", inspired by wildstyle graffiti lettering.
I have been in the midst of massive protests in Chile for a few months now, and everything is covered with graffiti. The protests and the graffiti have inspired people around me quite a lot. For instance, I recently spoke to a woman who takes photos of protest graffiti and uses them as reference for embroidery.
I have been through many negative and scary things in these protests, but there is also a festive and happy element, where between the burning barricades, people play musical instruments and dance through the street. In a sense, it was that sort of carnival-like joy that I was hoping to capture.
Of course the words "Te extraño" mean "I miss you", which is something else entirely.
jclP () 5:43AM | Tue, 21 January 2020
faut aimer le style, mélange de toutes formes triangles, lignes .bien fait