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The Broadened Drawing Scape [2012]  The Broadened Drawing-Scape enables the painter to work in cycles of painting, capturing, reconfiguring and projecting. If we consider act of drawing or painting as a process that takes place on the timeline T, starting at time T(0), the drafter observes and edits the drawing at any given time T(n). She or he only sees whatever is before her or his eyes in real-time, at T(n). However, by using the computational camera, she or he can compute with the individual frames that are captured along the way, throughout the development of the drawing. In other words, it becomes possible to work with discrete images recorded at different moments in time. For instance, sub-traction of an image recorded at time T(n) from the image that is recorded at time T(m) reveals the embedded, excluded or masked bits between these two time frames, along n-m time units. Simply, what is extracted is the difference between the two snapshots of the same drawing along its genesis. Isolating such subtractions and dif-ferences reveals embedded –but not seen partial images:

drawing [at] T(n) – drawing [at] T(m) = embeddedDrawing [along] (n-m)

In another instance, a drawing sequence that involves image capturing, image pro-cessing and projecting capabilities of the Broadened Drawing-Scape can be described in consecutive steps as: step 1_ the user draws, step 2_ using the apparatus, the user captures the drawing, step 3_ the user draws again, adds a shape or a trace (x), step 4_ using the apparatus the user digitally isolates the trace (x), step 5_ the user applies shape rules to digitally multiply the isolated trace (x), step 6_ the user projects the resultant image back onto drawing surface, step 7_ the user looks, evaluates and picks, traces over projected shapes, step 8_ the user goes back to step 1 or one of the other former steps in between.

The related article "Computing with Watercolor Shapes: Developing and Analyzing Visual Styles" can be found in HERE.

Full PhD Dissertation can be accessed HERE.

 

 

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