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Summary - Merits Accuracy Limitations - Alternatives Comments
Summary - Merits
Limited experience allows to recognize, that the proposed principles to assure proper positioning and proportions are easy to understand and to use, and to establish a framework of points of repair does not require a lot of time. The accuracy of presentation is good, with deviations in regard of inclinations of less than one degree. Optimal results are achieved, if the points of repair are well selected and carefully installed, allowing then to fully concentrate on the artistic intent. Once the framework in place, drawing can mostly be done in a rather free manner and with little risk of errors, provided that tests on parallelism are regularly performed.
Limitations - Alternatives
Occasionally the method is only partially applicable, rarely not at all. The body of the hoarse in the figures below is easy to map, but not the part it is mounted on. Helpful in such situations is eventual the use of size-relationships, such as in fig 3a, where the mid-point of the blue line divides the image in two parts of equal heights, allowing to establish the lower border (black line in the last figure to the right). Limiting of the use of size-relationships are the frequently requested precise calculations.
If high accuracy is a request, the use of grids may present an alternative, more suitable approach (fig 2).
From reading this presentation, it will increasingly emerge, that photorealistic and artistic presentation are two distinct different things, an issue - including the position of photography - requesting a brief explanation.
Realistic presentation is rather a technical than an artistic procedure. Due to the rather indiscriminately way of information-transfer, photography cannot create an image with the information selected and weighted similar to an artistic drawing. Whereas photographic images clearly can present as works of art, in respect of artistic drawings or paintings, their function is rather to serve for the purpose of documentation, than as a base to build works of art upon. In regard of the proper use of terms it may be worthwhile to separate in-between photo-realistic and composed or arranged realistic images.
Issues such as how to arrange, ways of presentation, quality of the line, abstract art or what makes a work of art interesting were in part briefly stressed. A more in depth discussion is outside of scope of this presentation. To discuss aspects of composing requests to rely heavily on reference-works, abstract art extensive reading such as the writings of Kandinsky, aspects of presentation to look into methods and ways of scientific presentations, what makes art interesting, requires beside many other things knowledge about the human mind.
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