Sunday, April 18, 2010

Harmony


These drawings were made with a program called Harmony. I found out about it on Geof Huth’s blog. I don’t know much about it, really. I briefly tried other effects, but I like the sketch mode best. I’ve made ten drawings so far. These are the second, fourth, seventh, ninth, and tenth.




“Canvas #2”

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“Canvas #4”

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“Canvas #7”

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“Canvas #9”

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“Canvas #10”
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17 comments:

Wine and Words said...

Sad or frightened William. I feel as if I wish to either hug you or bake you cookies.

William Michaelian said...

Hey, I have a solution: you can hug me while they’re in the oven.

RUDHI - Chance said...

Ey, that's surprise, William! I get the 3D-look on it!!! But I also hope you will not end with your *Handmade-scribbles*...

RUDHI - Chance said...

I like #7 - he could be HAKUNIN; or all of them are ZEN-Madmans...

William Michaelian said...

Yes, or mad Zen men....

This is an interesting, fun experiment. But of course I’ll continue with my handmade scribbles.

Rachel said...

Lieber William,

ich will ganz ehrlich sein, deine handgemalten Gesichter sind viiiiel schöner, lächel...da gefällst du mir unbedingt besser...

Aber interessant ist es trotzdem..

dir ganz liebe Grüße lässt die Rachel da...

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Rachel, I feel the same way. This little computer experiment was also relaxing, and it gave me other crazy ideas. Maybe some will surface in future pencil drawings. We shall see....

Conrad DiDiodato said...

William,

Canvas #7 is superb: perfect mix of silence and software.

all ways 11 o'clock said...

Hi William,

Like others here I have enjoyed Canvas #7.

But then I opened Canvas #10 and i felt falling through his eyes.

All are wonderful.


~robert.

William Michaelian said...

Conrad, thanks. There’s a real economy about #7 that I like. I should probably mention that none of the drawings took long to make — in most cases, I think, a minute or so, #7 maybe thirty to forty-five seconds.

Robert, thank you, too. I really appreciate it. Your comment, like the others, makes me go back and look again.

vazambam said...

All these drawings have the inimitable Michaelian "touch" and are wonderful, but being old-school, I prefer you sans hi-tech softeners. Why dilute 180 proof moonshine with water?

William Michaelian said...

Well, that, of course, would be a crime — you grizzled poet, you. And here I thought my drawings were only about 160 proof....

Janice said...

William these are hypnotic and wonderful! I too love your "Michaelian Originals" more. For me #9 stands out. It reminds me of the wind :)

William Michaelian said...

Well, he certainly appears to be ruffled and/or spooked by something.

Now I wonder what would have happened if I had presented these without mentioning Harmony. Hmm.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Well, i must say that I don't like any fotoshop oder effect even in normal foto.. but I must say that I have also try a experiment because it is funny and everyway interessant,
this draw effect is not bad really is good...

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

yes but are good because the original is a original draw from William Michaelian ...

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Laura. Of course I know very little about the mechanics of art. I think if I were to try brushes and paint the same thing would happen, I would start making these faces, waiting for good surprises and accidents. And that’s also the way I write. So for me this computer program was just one more kind of pencil, with its own properties.