Point, Line, Plane: Cesar Rubio

I was unable to attend class on 1/17/17. I used examples from What It Is for this post.


Page 125 of What It Is by Lynda Barry.

I tried to find the page I thought would best demonstrate all three elements working together. I found that after page 122 of What It Is the style of the work changed a bit, the elements were easier to spot.

The use of points to create depth and border to the drawings, particularly the words written out in points on the rug, emphasizes the idea that lines are an infinite series of points. By not connecting the points this is made for evident, legibility is not sacrificed.

The things that popped out to me the most was the use of the cross hatch patterns that created negative space on the page. This is due to the fact that the lines Lynda creates are made as negative gaps instead of positive marks.

Upon scanning the page, I realized that the right side of the page was out of focus. I tried rescanning the page several times to provide the best scan possible, that was until I realized that this was a good demonstration of the third concept of planes. The blurring on the right side of the page is due to the fact that the perfect plane that is the scanner bed did not make full contact with the imperfect curved plane that is the page. All the elements on the page have many characteristics, but one thing they lack is breadth. The page has the breadth that allows this to occupy space in the physical world.

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