Sketch Development

A number of sketches (Fig. 1 to Fig. 6) were done for my practice. After conducting the research for devil, I decided to make certain change for my design for devil. He’s not longer that scary, rather, the devil should be attractive in order to temp the others. According to my biblical research, the bible describes devil as an imposer, “for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14) I make the devil to look alike the angle instead to make him ugly.

Fig. 5 is my improvement of the sketch before putting the toning, dots and strokes. As for Fig. 6, there are few points that I wish to convey according to the numbers:

  1. The pianist is facing the temptation from the devil yet he wants to turn back to respond the calling from an angel. Two different directional tracks can be found from his actions in accordance with the law of common fate. This symbolize the pianist is facing struggles in between the callings from both angle and temptation from devil. In fact, the pianist is approached outside the boundary of the devil, and then progressively move into the the boundary of devil.
  2. The second layer is the devil. The scepter that the devil holds implying he is the ruler of this world. Compared with the angel, the devil’s wings look sharper and longer, literally falling down. The pianist is going to right-hand side means he is falling in devil’s trap. The devil here is good looking and persuasive.
  3. Opposite to the devil’s direction, the angel is rising upward. From the gesture, the angel is calling the pianist out from the devil’s temptation. The angle’s size is slightly smaller than the devil to symbolize that he is less powerful in this drawing. The angel’s right wing is sharing contour with one of the devil’s wings.
  4. The background, which is the biggest domain among the layers, represents God’s present and total control.

Fig. 1. Sketch for practice, 15 Jan 2014

Fig. 2. Sketch for practice, 15 Jan 2014

Fig. 3. Sketch for practice, 15 Jan 2014

Fig. 4. Sketch for practice, 15 Jan 2014

Fig. 5. Sketch for practice, 15 Jan 2014

Fig. 6. Sketch for practice, 15 Jan 2014

Wertheimer, Max (1923) ‘Laws of Organization in Perceptual Forms’, Untersuchungen zur Lehre von der Gestalt 2 (4), 301-350, (visited 15/10/13)


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