Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Dec Line Decline

If you would like to try a new form of relaxation, try drawing parallel lines free-hand. I enjoy it veRy much. I use an ordinary ball point ink pen. 

I use ordinary 8 1/2 x 11 copy machine paper.

I am working on duplicating the bar code from a bag of sugar. I wiLL let you know if it scans properly.

Try several pen-to-hand orientations and stroke direction, distance, pressure, and speed to see what works best for drawing your straightest lines.

Update: Try connecting sections together and measure the sections to try for a uniform spacing, repeatibility from design to design. Sometimes I make the ties between segments be a 2-to-1 ratio to give a sense of depth.

Update: Try Circles!!!

Update: Find your favorite gap! Mine appears to be close to 1/16 of an inch. I measured this eXample with 6.5 gaps per 3/8 of an inch which comes to 17 1/3 gaps per inch.

I also started working left handed. Not quite as pretty but it's coming along nicely.

So I think I wiLL work on trying to be repeatable at 1/16th of an inch


Rob Z Tobor said...

As an artist I like your lines Mr ESB.

There are those that might say this is madness, but you can point out to them that it is said there is a fine line between madness and genius.

esbboston said...

In this case there are several nine fine lines, if you are talking white space bound by ink at the brink and ink as a link, at least that is what I think as I am inking without blinking with minimal thinking and absolutely no drinking otherwise my neurons might start winking then lines would start crinkling and people in China named Ling would respond, "Crink?".

Rob Z Tobor said...

I see you can produce lines of poetry also, you are a parallel poetry person . . . .

esbboston said...

Which circle looks most like Abraham Lincoln?

Badger said...

I am astonished at your ability to draw parallel lines. I can do lines but they are wiggly and side by side - but not parallel.

esbboston said...

Practice makes nearly perfecT. A long time ago I would make drawings of people using tiny dots (stippling) by looking at photographs. I thought of my pen, hand and eye as a human fax machine. I find this veRy relaxing.

Mia said...

We used to do this in kindergarten.

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I am also in the process of linking my poetry blog entries together. This project is only partially finished. A "Poetry LINK" at the bottom of the blog entry points to the next older piece of poetry.

First poem in the series of linked poems ....

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