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comment by flyingtwinkle    Sep 18, 2004
it is very difficult to express any theme in just black and white specially a society its culture sun and shade day and night time and movements and the stillness catching all on a canvas it needs patience and lots of expertise
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comment by davehouse    Sep 20, 2004
those drawings are amazing. Kind of Escher meets Bosch with a Heath Robinson edge!

Twinkle - I'm not so sure about the black & white thing. I agree its difficult, but i think mastering black & white is usually a precursor to learning colour theory and its application, and other more complicated artistic endeavours. Black & white teaches you composition, contrast, light & shade, tone, texture... all essential elements that must be mastered before moving on. Its the same with much simpler things like logo design too - if a design doesnt work in black & white, generally it won't work at all.
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comment by Brendon    Sep 21, 2004
I think both b&w and colour have their individual techniques to master, but as a film maker, I find the optimum use of colour to be trickier than in black and white.
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comment by davehouse    Sep 21, 2004
Hi brendon, where have you been hiding?!
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comment by Brendon    Sep 21, 2004
I haven't.

They removed BBC access at work, but now that they have made us all redundant they have thrown caution to the wind (ahem) and given it back.

I have a few more days...
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comment by Chief_Anderson    Sep 23, 2004
I really enjoyed Paul Noble's work at the Whitechapel Gallery. Some of the depicted structures are reminiscent of MC Escher (particularly 'Mall'), with a similar exaggerated shading, but exhibit a warmth not often found in works by the Dutchman. The self-referential elements draw you in and make a participant more so than an outsider or observer. Highly recommended, but give yourself some time to explore the sprawling scope of many of the pieces. Also, wear your best socks - you'll have to remove your shoes in one room!
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comment by flyingtwinkle    Oct 5, 2004
hi both of you brendon and bedlem to show the difference betwen a red and a golden apple in a pencil drawing is not easy and to produce that impact as in paul"s needs more than creative genius
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