Every once in a while I feel the need for disruption from my usual circular motion. Mixing it up a bit always seems to trigger some new ideas for drawings or new thoughts on how to work within the extremely tight circle my analog drawing machinations keep me in.
So I put a few roadblocks in my path — in the form of a extra wheels pinned down inside the static outer wheel. Take a look at the process video below, it shows two additional gears wedged along the perimeter of the motionless wheel.
The time-lapse video shows the process behind the “Vortex” and “Alien” drawings. When I started these drawings I was disappointed with the results after the first four or five trips around the wheels. It looked so disjointed at the beginning—I was not very hopeful. But I continued on because sometimes the drawings that look completely unpromising at the beginning end up being stellar when complete.
A look at “Vortex” and “Alien” the completed drawings.
“Vortex” black ink on cotton bristol board, 14×17 inches
“Alien” black and green ink on cotton bristol board, 14×17 inches