Drawing for techies

A workshop from EMF 2018 by Karolina Alexiou

On Saturday September 1, 2018 at in Workshop 3

As a person that practices both art & computer science, I have found there can be an interaction between the two, where ideas and patterns from one discipline can be transferred in a new form into the other.

I have created a workshop that introduces ideas about what is important in drawing and what are the steps to creating a picture using terminology familiar to people in tech.The workshop consists of some theoretical parts and engaging hands-on exercises, aided by a custom tool. Exercises include drawing cylinders from several angles while being aware of the 3d shape of the object, using a custom grid to copy a sketch and doing several iterations of thumbnails to explore an idea for a drawing. All the while, feedback and suggestions are offered to the participants.

The end outcome is that participants gain more confidence in their drawing abilities, go deeper into drawing even simple forms and understand that the underlying process for drawing is not a magical fuzzy path, but consists of many sequential and ‘deterministic’ steps.