computer vs freehand drawing (II)

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Posted by  Zeid Saadawi on September 08, 2002 at 22:53:55:


Plate,Knives and Teapot,by Vincent van Gogh(Rijksmuseum,Amsterdam)

BSP i'm not blaming the media,let us see it this way.depth perception begins to appear at about 3 months of age but is not fully established until 6 months(this is a scientific fact).
to be able to perceive an object and to be able to discriminate one part of it from another is what psychologists prefer to name it by visual acuity and contrast sensitivity,this is what a 3 dimensional world offer to us as observers and as architects in particular
this is what Paul define it by the conceptual eye,the magical coordination between the(eye-brain-hand)
the ability to express yourself your(visual/emotional)perceptions and transfer it directly to your hand thru (Free hand drawing),this is a unique characteristic for humans,this is what made early humans invent tools and evoke "culture" one million year ago,needless to say about the "primitive" caves art for later homosapiens.
are computer generated images is just a medium,does it encourage this evolutionary symbiotic relationship?
i'll give you one example,it may seems irrelevant at the first glance,but i think it may express this indispensable relation between free hand drawings and your perceptual ability as an artist,architect...etc
take the van Gogh sketch (in the above) ,van Gogh was able to commmunicate a powerful force in everything he portrayed,he made this sketch by using (ONLY)a soft pencil,if you look at the plate at the top of the picture,you will see that the oval is uneven and the plate seems irregular.An accurate drawing(like a computer generated perspective),though, would not have produced the effect of perspective engendered by the shadows along the inner edges.the darkest shadows cast by the plate follow the elliptical movement of the object itself,and give it striking movement and volume(this analysis is taken from The Drawing Handbook by Ettore Maiotti)
that's what i define by the mind to free hand coordination of van Gogh.
can the computers (as a media)produce such a direct result?
this is the question!

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