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View From My Window sketches and description


The first thumbnails are sketches of what seemed Stable from what I’ve seen outside my window. By stable, I mean that a person sees that there is one focused image. The first image is just a tree, the second image is just the moon, and the third image is just a side-view of a house. The tree, moon, and house are the figure part of the image, the audience focuses only on them. On the other hand the negative portion of the image is the ground, which is what supports the figure. When you think about the shapes used in the thumbnails, you can easily tell that the house uses lines to create a geometric shape, while the tree uses organic lines, where the lines naturally flow to make an image without necessarily using straight lines. The moon also uses organic lines, because it is actually drawn as a curved line to create an arc.


In the second drawings of thumbnails, I sketched Ambiguous images. Ambiguous meaning there is more than one focused image. So, in the first sketch, I simplified what I saw, and maybe added something. I drew a regular house not adding any details to it, then I added a few flying birds (that I didn’t actually see, because what are the odds) so that I can make the audience focus on them as well. And thats one reason I didn’t add details to the house, so that it won’t be as attractive and it wouldn’t make the audience ignore the little birds. The second thumbnail changed the position that I was initially and saw the view, that again I simplified. I I were to draw everything I saw there would be so many things, the audience might just skip it. So I drew a big tree that was in front of a back yard. you can say that the tree was my foreground, the backyard was by middle ground, and the house or the top of it was my background. Lastly, I drew the street which, once again was simplified. I drew the sidewalk, the crosswalk sign, and I disturbed the ground by drawing the two white  cross lines so that a person can also notice it other than the figure.


I apologize if my pictures seem dark, I was trying to be cool and use a charcoal pencil…

The view from my window

I live in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Ive lived in my apartment for 15 years now and the view from my window never changed. There are two windows in my room in which you get different perspectives looking out each window. When I look outside, I see 2 big trees, one on my left one on my right. If I were to describe the shape of the trees, I would say they have an organic shape, in which the lines flow naturally. I also see several houses right in front of me, their lines form geometric shapes, like most houses, creating rectangles, squares, and even triangle tops.

If I change my position from one window to the other, I can see the street, stop signs, crosswalk sign, and if I look deeper, I can see the sidewalk on the next block. I can say that the basic components that compose that view are lines, points, and organic lines. The curb on the end of the sidewalk  is curved so therefor it can be classified to have an organic shape. In addition, the poles and and the cross lines, and other houses take regular geometric shapes. But I thought deeper into this. I used what I learned in class and I tried to make everything connect with the view from my window. 2 moths ago the street was fixed, and the workers of course used tar to fix the street. If you look closely into my street, they are a bunch of rocks stuck together, this reminded my of points and pointillism, how the little tiny rocks came together to make a whole big “image” if you will. Try looking out your window, you’ll find plenty of elements.