arialy – Plot

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I really enjoy the aesthetics of the handful of plotter art I’ve seen. I wanted to combine the utility of using a plotter while still making a representational image. I liked the idea of making a tunnel by using a series of incrementing curves. It was an interesting challenge to try to make this very mechanical process appear more organic. The plotter actually helped with this, since the pen didn’t consistently apply the ink. The machine also started to have tiny wavers in the line. I plotted it both at 5x6in and 2.5x3in, and the very small scale actually made it a much more intimate image. I hand colored the person, and I think if I were to plot it again I would hand draw the lines of the person as well. The contrast between the plotted and hand drawn parts of the piece is something I’d like to explore.