Action Draw – Figure And Free Drawing

The drawings in this work are drawn by tracking the movement of various parts of my body and mapping the movement to a 2D space on a piece of virtual paper. The position of my body is then transmitted via Bluetooth to the computer and then represented by a dot on the virtual paper every 1/60 of a second.

This work translates analogous bodily movement into digital data and then convert it back as a more analogous version of digital inputs—a digital drawing.

Two drawing modes were attempted through this method of drawing. One was to draw freely with fluid bodily motions that exercises the normal capacity of the body part. The other was to sketch a figure.

Through the first mode, I explored the boundaries of parts of bodies and the effect of rigidity or flexibility has on the drawing.

Through the second mode, I explored the change in bodily movement trying to conform and limit itself into the shape set by the object being drawn.

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