After months of research, it’s time to move on to my practice assignment. I decided to draw one of the scene in my personal picture book project. The scene is about a pianist’s struggle under the temptation of devil. The struggle within is so intense that he find himself losing direction. I tend to express an idea that the pianist was tempted unconsciously by the devil, whose controlling emerges aggressively.
First, I tried to do some fast sketches (Fig. 1 to Fig. 3) by using an inking pen.The contour of flame-like devil’s face in fact is formed by hundreds of tiny fallen demons’ hands. The organization of hands are perceived with the factor of similarity and factor of proximity (Wertheimer, 1923, 301), in which the homogenous group are placed in proximal distance.
Wertheimer, Max (1923) Laws of Organization in Perceptual Forms. Untersuchungen zur Lehre von der Gestalt 2 (4), 301-350, available at https://artstrokez.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/max-wertheimer-laws-of-organization-in-perceptual-form-part-1/ (visited 15/10/13)