Dawson Murray is continuing to explore drawing using the eye-tracking device at DCA Print Studio. His third session using the device shows further development in drawing curves. It is essential to his current printmaking practice that curved lines and shapes can be accurately created with the eye-tracking device.
Dawson Murray’s third session drawing using the eye-tracking device.
Device calibration during Dawson Murray’s second session proved difficult. Despite these problems, the end result still shows considerable control.
Using the laser cutter at DCA Print Studio, Jackie’s eye-drawn image is developed into a large scale woodblock print.
After Jackie Smith’s successful eye-drawing demonstration last week, Dawson was keen to try out the updated eye-tracker. Three drawings were produced over a 3 1/2 hour session.
Dawson Murray observing Jackie Smith using the eye-tracker to draw the image shown below.
Monday 8/10/2012: Jackie Smith explained to Dawson Murray how she is using the Eye-tracker to develop new work. Jackie also provided a demonstration using the tracker to create a new drawing, allowing Jackie to describe some of the difficulties she has faced in learning to use the eye-tracker. Dawson has tried the eye-tracker briefly in the device’s early, development stage without success. It is now hoped that with further, concentrated exploration of the updated device that Dawson can learn to use the eye-tracker to add to and further develop certain aspects of his art practice.
Jackie Smith’s demonstration drawing using the eye-tracker.
Today Jackie Smith ( www.smithsownian.wordpress.com ) created a new drawing using the eye-tracker. Before starting the drawing Jackie stated: “what I’m intending to do, for want of a better way of putting it, is some kind of snakey-thing, ie parallel lines sort of joined at either end, so like a bendy sausage!”.
Jackie Smith’s 3rd drawing created using the eye-tracker
Another successful drawing session with Jackie Smith using the eye-tracker. Further practice has led to Jackie experimenting with drawing curves. More images to be added soon.
Third drawing by Jackie Smith created using eye-tracking. This includes her first attempt using the eye-tracker to draw a curve.
Second drawing created by Jackie Smith using eye-tracking.