Light Painting

I’ve decided I’m going to explore my Memory drawing using light painting. Memory drawing is where I make a picture using a series of overlapping continuous lines, often in several colours, to represent a memory I have of a particular pose or relationship between people. I’m hoping I can use light painting to bring a “3D” feel to the drawing.

What’s Light Painting? Well, Wikipedia says: “Light painting, also known as light drawing or light graffiti is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera.” There’s a great flickr site called lightjunkies which has many examples of this.

My take on it is that I’m going to be drawing with light on people in darkened spaces (ie no ambient light). Could be outside at night, could be a darkened room. Could use (soft) torch light or (hard-edge) LED/laser lights. What I’m interested in are the surfaces of people, not particularly their whole body.

So, I think I’ll be scribbling on their skin with light, rather than trying to outline them. Very experimental at this stage – watch this space.

Any volunteers for being a model?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: