That sidewalk one where he is squatting on a board really made me bend my head as though I were looking under the sidewalk. I simply cannot begin to
understand perspective or a talent such as he has. Now this is what shock and awe should really be. This man has such an amazing gift! I don`t mean
this disrespectfully, but I hope he eventually donates his brain to science or has his DNA analysis done and kept on file.
I am not in the least bit visual, so I`d appreciate it if artists could tell me how they view things. Do they see things in pixels? Are they aware
of shadowing or is it instictive? Do they look for it? Do they automatically gestalt everything into basic shapes, for instance?
I played piano by ear and could simply not reconcile what I saw a sheet of music with what I was playing. I had free scholarship at the Conservatory
because of a perfect pitch. All I know is that I could repeat the sounds I heard in harmony, and repeated the mood as best I could sometimes
inserting a different mood and tempo to shock or amuse my professors. Am I talking a different language here or do interpreters of what they say or
see perceive things so utterly differently?
Hello again aboutface, thanks for a thoughtful comment
The visualization process you mention involves perspective, and this sometimes includes using techniques to give a 2 dimension surface the illusion of
3 dimensional. This is obtained by various techniques including linear perspective, scale, tone variation, vanishing points, and patterns and
Here's a couple of links explaining further: www.perspective-book.com... en.wikipedia.org...(graphical)
And a vid too:
Now this guy is a true master of "perspective," and to do it as fast as does is even more amazing.
Yes, artists do view things from an artist perspective which does include the things you mentioned. They utilize proportion and value in assessing
things, the play of light and shadow and shapes and balance.
It is a language, as you put it, like your music, but for the eyes. Perfect pitch eh? Nice, so you can appreciate a harmonizing effect, a chorus of
expression, a symphony of variation put together for a unique effect. It is similar for the artist too.
"inserting a different mood and tempo," sounds like art to me! And this is where our distinctness plays a part in things, assigning our very own
touch to a piece, like a fingerprint. So, like music, art can be an organizing of individual parts to make a whole.
At least I believe he takes a significant portion of his earnings to set up workshops for kids with behavioral issues such as ADD.
But yes, a master of perspective like I have never seen!
Thanks for the comment.
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