Thursday, March 13, 2008

PWM - 15 the chess board, drawing.

Here I've drawn on my technical drawing skills from 'O' Level days to draw in the chess board..it's important that the centre line of the board is in the centre of the picture.
I've begun drawing in the pieces..I made a note of the state of play when I took photos for reference. Now i must admit to being a little reluctant to push the depiction of the chess pieces as anything other than what they are. I could have gone for more symbolic representation and Freudian references...but to match the overall lack of sharpness, I've decided to keep the original piece shapes. I will do a more symbolic chess set in the future..perhaps with my 'Starman' playing!

With the pieces now drawn in roughly ( I'll refine each piece when I get to it.), I can begin dotting. Many of you may be wondering how I decide where I'm going to start..that's something I'm wondering too...join me next time to see what I did.


4 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

Very nice. Dave keeps trying to get me to play chess, not with him, but on the computer. I don't want to. I'm a sore loser, and it's no fun being angry at a computer.

Devil Mood said...

I wasn't very good at that in school. I thought I was doing everything correctly and in the end there was always some milimetrical error that killed me. Precision bah...

Bob-kat said...

I love the symmetry of this piece. Of course, life often feels like you're playing yourself whether it is the 'devil' versus the 'angel' in you or just that little voice in your head which makes you doubt yourself.

Tys on Ice said...

this is getting really surreal...love the way u play with the lights