diagrams1-7-methodology

diagrams1-7 were my first attempts at graphic notation. the methodology i developed for drawing them was based on my interest in the tension between intuition and randomness.

for each diagram i followed the 3 steps below:

  1. set the aspect ratio of the diagram. {i set the aspect ratio of all the 7 diagrams to be 22×9.}
  2. select random values for the following parameters:
    1. the number of graphic elements {1 to 6}
    2. the types of graphic elements {lines/curves, points/circles/ellipses, triangles, rectangles, free geometric shapes, and traced photos.}
    3. the colors to be used {1 of Adobe Illustrator’s 10 “pop art” libraries (each contains 3-6 different colors). each library was used only once. opacity was used freely.}
    4. the initial time to spend on drawing {30 to 90 minutes}
  3. draw the diagram intuitively.

below are the values selected for each diagram. see also diagrams1-7.
 

diagram1

graphic elements: lines/curves, points/circles/ellipses, triangles, rectangles, free geometric shapes
colors: pop art 1
time: 62min

diagram2

graphic elements: points/circles/ellipses, free geometric shapes
colors: pop art 9
time: 86min

diagram3

graphic elements: lines/curves, points/circles/ellipses, triangles, traced photos (pre-diagram3)
colors: pop art 6
time: 76min

diagram4

graphic elements: triangles, rectangles, free geometric shapes
colors: pop art 5
time: 59min

diagram5

graphic elements: lines/curves, points/circles/ellipses, rectangles, traced photos (pre-diagram5)
colors: pop art 3
time: 50min

diagram6

graphic elements: rectangles, traced photos (pre-diagram6)
colors: pop art 8
time: 90min

diagram7

graphic elements: lines/curves, points/circles/ellipses, triangles, rectangles, free geometric shapes
colors: pop art 4
time: 83min
 
 

pre-diagram3

(the floor of my balcony)

pre-diagram3
 

pre-diagram5

(my table)

pre-diagram5
 

pre-diagram6

(the ceiling of my balcony)

pre-diagram6
 

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