D for Dhanau, D for Dog

Look at how thinking develops, how we are thinking in the beginning when we encounter an empty sketchbook before the first mark or how a single drawing negotiates between what can be drawn out, what we choose not to draw, or see in a scene in the process of Mental thinking, the visuals in the head. They must be in the head because I have never felt them in my feet.

In this case, I wanted to bring in the tree, the tree with threads tied around it ( religious reasons maybe ) and where a dog spotted me, standing on side of the round about. And he started barking at me. I quickly took shelter outside a grocery store and waited for the auto to pass by and drop me to me hotel. The time was around 9 pm. I was scared. Fear was one emotion active at this point. The other was – Shut up you stupid dog or how did you know I was not a local ?

I did not want a dog bite and i knew if i tried to walk back to my hotel, late at night, some dog would bite me. Because the way back was a 2 km walk path filled with dog points at every step. And there were long stretches of no street light and only jungle and water bodies on both sides. I was a sitting duck. Although a duck has the ability to fly.

And how do you draw something in one single frame which fullfills the chart I created ?

Drawing Chart 1 ( Drawings in Sequence Assessment Chart )

The Visual Element

What is in the head

The primary thoughts occurring as visual projections as the line is being drawn.
yes / no
number of tries
numerical value and in sequence made
Composition balance

the over all balance of the marks made on paper
yes / no
Said / unsaid balance

What was not needed to be drawn and what you felt was necessary to be illustrated
yes / no
Image / text balance

the connection between the text you wrote and the visual representation
yes / no
tactile experience

the feeling of the marks made in the actual drawing comprising of lines, hatches, strokes, tones, patterns made
yes / no
Frustration level

the ease of the work, how comfortable it was to create it. in the end how did you feel
high / medium / low / none
Completion

where you left the last mark, was it a complete exercise
yes / no


The Visual Element
What is in the head

yes
number of tries
1
Composition balance

yes
Said / unsaid balance

yes
Image / text balance

no
tactile experience

yes
Frustration level

low
Completion

yes
add caption
The Visual Element
What is in the head
yes
number of tries
2
Composition balance

yes
Said / unsaid balance

yes
Image / text balance

no
tactile experience

no
Frustration level

low
Completion

yes
add
The Visual Element
What is in the head

no
number of tries
3
Composition balance

yes
Said / unsaid balance

no
Image / text balance

no
tactile experience

no
Frustration level

medium
Completion

no

add
The Visual Element
What is in the head
no
number of tries
4
Composition balance

no
Said / unsaid balance

no
Image / text balance

no
tactile experience

no
Frustration level

high
Completion

no
add
The Visual Element
What is in the head

yes
number of tries
5
Composition balance

yes
Said / unsaid balance

yes
Image / text balance

yes
tactile experience

yes
Frustration level

none
Completion

yes

After Drawing number 5, the fifth attempt. I felt relaxed and did not feel I needed to do another Drawing. The desire for the 6th did not arise. No picture can say it all, but I felt something balanced out.

Its a good evening and good night from Dahanu. Thank you for reading this article. Don’t forget to click the Reblog button. If you enjoyed this article, please click the Like button. Write your comments below.

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