• SIMPLY •
Black and White
Let the details
Tell the story
This is the subject i've been working on : the illustration of a book cover about the "Installation Theory", a book about Social, Cognitive & Computational Perspectives.
It's been the most difficult drawing since the beginnning of the year 2017, like drawing Freud, Heidegger or Kant concepts (difficult drawings of the previous years).
Saadi, the writer wanted an upgraded book cover for his book wich looked like three Pacmans looking at each other, outlining a triangle shape in the blank spaces.
So the idea was to fill in the 3 circles with drawings, each color having a special theme :
Installation theory combines three layers of determinants (material, embodied, social)
Red : Control of behaviour in public space -> Social
Blue : embodied professional competences -> embodied
Green : Objects’ specification and control -> Material
The final drawing
It took me several days to put the drawing into shapes and corrections from the Author to get the perfect final drawing. I draw in black and white and use my computer to put the final color. The lower right circle was the last to be drawn, and the top one was the first to be finished. (social pressure is easier to represent !)
Here are some comments about the inside drawings :
The social pressure are the Law (lawyer and judge), Order (policemen), Dresscode (3 business suits and casual clothes), A group protesting "No" and one "yes", representation of the Male And Female in advertisement, Boss asking for results with special Bonus if reached, Baby crying in a crowded space, the adult hand ready for shutting down the baby under people eyes, School, Parents, God, soccer play, guy shaking racing flags.
The objects give inlfuence to your behaviour : An open Space office, a car, a watch, tools, road signs, a table set with fine porcelain and plenty of cutlery, baby toys, an Airport checkin' path, hause, stairways, Roadsigns, a spider, cellphone,etc...
What's inside your brain : notion of Good or Bad, Love and hate, Logic, how to drive a car, Time, Color mixing, equilibrium, sorting things, how to handle a problem, Brain circonvolutions, The homonculus penfield (cognitive representation of the human body : big head, toes, hand, inexistent body).
Final touch : coloring the picture with my favorite digital software and printing it out on my (new) color printer :